2017-02-16 - Mobile World Congress - MWC, (February 27th - March 2nd), Barcelona, Spain

N.A.T. - new solutions for 5G Massive MIMO and Media Gateways

Mobile World Congress 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Visit N.A.T. at booth 6B40, hall 6 at Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain (February 27th to March 2nd, 2017).

At stand 6B40 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, N.A.T., a leading supplier of embedded boards and systems based on open standards, is presenting new solutions for media gateways, lawful interception and enhanced mobile communication architecture.

N.A.T. will showcase the NAT-AMC-ODSP-W, a powerful new AdvancedMC™ (AMC) module that makes it faster and easier for telecom equipment and service providers to test and demonstrate LTE, LTE Advanced and 5G systems that require MIMO and Massive MIMO technologies. The new module enables developers to implement complete RF to Layer 3 wireless base station functionality on a compact, single-wide computing module. Combining four RF channels with DSP, FPGA and quad-core ARM based processing, this module includes a comprehensive range of software including a Linux operating system, L2/L3 stack, virtualized core network software and software defined radio PHY firmware. Clocking can be implemented via on-board GPS circuitry, an external reference clock input on the front panel, a TCLKA-D interface (receive or transmit) on the backplane connector, or an on-board Stratum-3 high precision oscillator. A variant of the NAT-AMC-ODSP-W offers a dual SFP connector to the front panel to enable a CPRI link to external RF, allowing the module to be used in conjunction with third party remote radio head (RRH) solutions.

“The new module can be deployed in a variety of vRAN and C-RAN operating environments, including N.A.T.’s own range of MicroTCA systems,” said Heiko Körte, Vice President and Director of Sales and Marketing at N.A.T. GmbH. “This enables developers to start with minimal capital expenditure, while providing a fully deployable platform. A combination of performance and flexibility and the support of the rich featured software packages of our strategic partner Octasic and their partners make the NAT-AMC-ODSP-W ideal for use in test and demonstration equipment, research and development, or a specialized application such as wireless surveillance.”

“Octasic can also provide its development environment for OCT2224 DSP which include Opus Studio IDE and SDK,” said David Sanchez, Vice President of Wireless at Octasic. “Opus Studio can be used to develop custom physical layer software for specialized waveforms from ground up or based on Octasic source code of any cellular standard. MNOs, research labs and developers can use Opus Studio and SDK to accelerate and facilitate development of test platforms and final products for cutting edge technologies of 5G and beyond.”

The NAT-AMC-ODSP-W variant with dual SFP connectors can run two channels of any cellular standard and use CPRI links to communicate with remote radio modules such as the N.A.T. NAMC-SDR.

Together with N.A.T., our partner Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI), which is the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, and NanoSemi, a startup focused on digital signal processing for RF and mixed signal components, will demonstrate a solution for energy-efficient transmission for next-generation 5G massive multiple input, multiple output (Massive MIMO) base stations.

The demonstration, on the booth of Fraunhofer HHI (7G31) is based on the NAMC-SDR, an eight-channel 30.72MSPS TRx module, 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,” said 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.”

Together with the remote radio head NAMC-SDR and the small cell NAT-AMC-ODSP-W, the latest member of N.A.T.'s family of media resource products, NAMC-ODSP-M, will complement the product presentation at Mobile World Congress. The NAMC-ODSP-M is part of a fully scalable solution for voice and video transcoding, providing up to 2304 DSP cores and up to 12 fully user-available KINTEX-7 FPGAs for performance boost or special data manipulation in a single 2U 19" form factor chassis. It can, of course, be combined with other products from N.A.T. facilitating connectivity for E1/T1, E3/T3, OC3, OC12, OC48, ATM, 10GbE and LTE and with high-end multi-core network processors for signaling and deep packet inspection (DPI).

N.A.T. can also satisfy your custom requirements for both hardware and software, we definitely care: whenever your appliance needs to communicate you should communicate with us!

Come and join N.A.T. at stand 6B40 in hall 6 presenting these unique communication solutions or visit N.A.T. partners Octasic in hall 7 stand 7N59 and Heinrich Hertz Institute in hall 7 stand 7G31.

Please schedule your communication slot in Barcelona with Heiko Koerte (Director of Sales and Marketing) or Vollrath Dirksen (Strategic Business Development Manager) or Terry Manus (Business Development Manager North America) by e-mail to bettina.bilogan(at)nateurope.com.