CommAgility will work together with NXP, aiming their efforts at the recently-announced Layerscape access LA12XX programmable baseband processors for 5G New Radio (NR) processing. The collaboration will look to accelerate 5G hardware and software development, in its overarching hopes of reducing time-to-market, and improving overall performance and technological growth. 

This builds on CommAgility’s foundational infrastructure: 5G NR PHY and Protocol Stack software on the NXP processors, initially supporting sub-6GHz bands and mmWave frequencies. With the combination of the software and processors, CommAgility looks to design and deploy a complete, optimised 5G software and hardware portfolio for access points, small cells and specialised networks, which the company recently announced will be available in 2020. 

“CommAgility’s LTE and 5G RAN hardware and software are a complement to NXP’s software-defined baseband processors for the 5G Access Edge,” said Noy Kucuk, vice president of digital networking product management at NXP. “With this collaboration, we welcome CommAgility to NXP’s ecosystem of 5G partners and look forward to further collaborations that will help deliver on the 5G promise.”

Edward Young, vice president and general manager at CommAgility, said: “We are excited to announce this collaboration with NXP and to base our 5G portfolio on their new family of baseband processors, which will enable us to create cost-effective, power-efficient solutions with high data throughput. Our 4G software and hardware has already been deployed in a wide range of LTE applications from commercial to specialised networks and we look forward to continued growth with our new 5G New Radio product line.”

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