AMD Enables 4G/5G Radio Access Network Solutions to Support Meta Connectivity Evenstar Program

Effi­ci­ent, adap­ta­ble radio units to expand glo­bal mobi­le net­work infra­st­ruc­tu­re and acce­le­ra­te Open RAN adop­ti­on for meta­ver­se-rea­dy networks

SANTA CLARA, Calif. 05/11/2022 AMD (NASDAQAMD) today announ­ced that its Xilinx® Zynq® UltraS­ca­le+™ RFSoC has enab­led the deve­lo­p­ment of mul­ti­ple Even­star radio units (RUs) to expand 4G/5G glo­bal mobi­le net­work infra­st­ruc­tu­re. As the demand for inter­net con­nec­ti­vi­ty con­ti­nues to grow at a rapid pace, the infra­st­ruc­tu­re that sup­ports it needs to keep pace and impro­ve. The Even­star pro­gram led by Meta Con­nec­ti­vi­ty is a col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve initia­ti­ve bet­ween ope­ra­tors and tech­no­lo­gy part­ners to build adap­ta­ble, effi­ci­ent, and meta­ver­se-rea­dy radio access net­work (RAN) refe­rence designs for 4G and 5G net­works in the Open RAN ecosystem.

Even­star RUs with Xilinx Zynq RFSoC archi­tec­tu­re pro­vi­de the fle­xi­bi­li­ty to meet a wide ran­ge of requi­re­ments inclu­ding 4G/5G, mmWave, and sub-6GHz using the same foun­da­tio­nal hard­ware. The abi­li­ty to leverage the plat­form and address diver­se radio con­fi­gu­ra­ti­ons and emer­ging stan­dards allows radio ven­dors to react quick­ly to new mar­ket opportunities.

We are exci­ted to see AMD RFSoC solu­ti­ons incor­po­ra­ted into Even­star RUs in col­la­bo­ra­ti­on with our eco­sys­tem part­ners,” said Jaydeep Ran­a­de, direc­tor of wire­less engi­nee­ring for Meta Con­nec­ti­vi­ty. “As we con­ti­nue to cham­pion open, dis­ag­gre­ga­ted solu­ti­ons for the indus­try, we look for­ward to unlo­cking new ways to acce­le­ra­te the pace of inno­va­ti­on as net­works evolve.”

The deve­lo­p­ment of Even­star radi­os with our adap­ti­ve radio tech­no­lo­gy insi­de is a signi­fi­cant achie­ve­ment for AMD,” said Dan Man­sur, vice pre­si­dent, Data Cen­ter and Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons Group, AMD. “We are proud to be an eco­sys­tem part­ner with Meta Con­nec­ti­vi­ty and look for­ward to con­ti­nuing our col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve designs for Even­star to deli­ver fle­xi­ble, scala­b­le, and effi­ci­ent wire­less solutions.”

5G radi­os requi­re solu­ti­ons that not only meet band­width, power, and cost effi­ci­en­ci­es for widespread deploy­ment, but must also sca­le for evol­ving 5G stan­dards such as Open RAN as well as new and dis­rup­ti­ve 5G busi­ness models. Even­star RUs powe­red by Xilinx Zynq RFSoC tech­no­lo­gy, offer ope­ra­tors grea­ter choice and fle­xi­bi­li­ty when buil­ding mobi­le networks.

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