2016-10-10 - 10th NGMN IC 2016 (October 12th-13th), Frankfurt, Germany



10th NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition

NanoSemi, N.A.T. and Fraunhofer HHI at NGMN Industry Forum: Massive MIMO SDR Demonstration with Linearized Power Amplifiers

At NGMN Industry Forum (10th NGMN Industry Conference & Exhibition), NanoSemi, a startup focused on digital signal processing for RF and mixed signal components, N.A.T., a leading supplier of embedded boards and systems based on open standards, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI will demonstrate a solution for energy efficient transmission for next-generation 5G massive multiple input, multiple output (Massive MIMO) base stations.

The solution enables mobile operators to deploy massive antenna arrays allowing higher overall throughput, better link margin, lower energy consumption and better user separation than with traditional base station transceiver (BTS) systems.

The demonstration at the booth of Fraunhofer HHI is based on Fraunhofer HHI’s eight-channel 30.72MSPS TRx module (available through N.A.T. as NAMC-SDR), hosted in a  MicroTCA system architecture from N.A.T.. Key to the demonstration is NanoSemi’s efficient linearization solution using a single digital pre-distortion (DPD) per user instead of each power amplifier.

“We are excited to have Fraunhofer HHI and N.A.T. as partners as we bring our technology to the Communication Infrastructure Market” says Helen Kim, CEO of NanoSemi Inc.

Dr. Thomas Haustein, Head of Department Wireless Communications and Networks at Fraunhofer HHI, said “The DPD results NanoSemi achieved, from a performance point of view, but also the short turnaround time from concept to solution are truly impressive. Our SDR-based platform using N.A.T.’s MicroTCA technology, leverages Fraunhofer HHI’s advanced beamforming algorithms and NanoSemi’s digital pre-distortion and thus can easily scale up to dozens of transmit antennas, providing higher data rates for the evolution towards 5G networks.”

 “The trends in wireless network evolution indicate that antenna deployments have to adapt to user distribution and demand more flexibly, making active antenna systems with many antennas a prerequisite,” said Heiko Körte, Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing at N.A.T. GmbH. “Operators will have to look for new means to meet the demands placed upon them by customers and investors more efficiently and effectively. The Massive MIMO approach has the elements to provide capacity more flexible necessary in future wireless networks, and with an off-the-shelf platform based on MicroTCA, emerging solutions may break new ground toward low-cost, high density mobile infrastructure.”

Please follow this link to access the full press release.

We cordially invite you to join us for a discussion at the Fraunhofer HHI stand.