2018-02-26 - Mobile World Congress - MWC, (February 26th - March 1st), Barcelona, Spain

N.A.T. - new solutions for 5G IIoT, Private Networks and Public Safety at Mobile World Congress 2018, Barcelona, Spain

Mobile World Congress 2017, Barcelona, Spain

Visit N.A.T. at booth 6B40, hall 6 at Mobile World Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain (February 26th to March 1st, 2018).


At 2018 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, N.A.T., a leading supplier of embedded systems based on open standards, is presenting new solutions for 5G Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), private networks, mobile device identification, law enforcement and enhanced mobile communication architectures.

At our booth 6B40 we showcase the following solutions:

    • eNodeB and Industrial Internet of Things
    • Mobile Device Identification and Perimeter Protection
    • Remote Radio Head and Software Defined Radio for 8x8 Massive MIMO and 5G rapid prototyping

The displayed solutions are based on two corner stone products in the modular industrial open standard form factor AdvancedMC™ (AMC): 

    • NAT-AMC-ODSP-W: compact single board computer providing 2 or 4 independent RF-channels, GPS, DSP, FPGA and quad-core ARM based processing. Utilizing the comprehensive range of available rich featured onboard software from our strategic partners Octasic and FXLynx and others, the board implements a customizable RF to Layer 3 functionality up to a complete eNB.
    • NAT-AMC-SDR: compact single board Remote Radio Head (RRH). The 8x8 MMIMO capability of NAT-AMC-SDR together with a fully customizable onboard FPGA enables customers to develop and test new algorithms and waveforms for lab use or rapid prototype deployment.


eNodeB (eNB) and Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Being setup as an eNB-IoT in this demonstration the NAT-AMC-ODSP-W targets at Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) appliances. Together with two major German vendors in process and device  automation N.A.T. and its associated partners are researching how Narrow-Band-IIoT (NB-IIoT) can be used to build a tactile radio environment meeting the real-time requirements of industrial automation. A prototype which is based on COTS products in industrial open standard form factor MicroTCA (MTCA) utilizing a 1U 19” rack mount system (NATIVE-C1), and Intel ® single board computer and two NAT-AMC-ODSP-W provides a full M2M/IIoT network-in-a-box for both cellular access points and data terminals, meeting the IIoT requirements for real-time, robustness and throughput.

Mobile Device Identification and Perimeter Protection

In this demonstration the NAT-AMC-ODSP-W operates in a special eNB mode targeting at applications requiring mobile device identifications, i.e. public safety or Law Enforcement appliances. Based on a 2 or 4 slot open standard infrastructure (NATIVE-mini), the NAT-AMC-ODSP-W provides typically required functionality as 2G/3G/4G cell scanning and mobile device identification. Furthermore features like Call Connectivity Control, IMSI Catcher and Silent Call and Message can be demonstrated to proof the capabilities of the NAT-AMC-ODSP-W for Perimeter protection and law enforcement.

Remote Radio Head (RRH) and Software Defined Radio (SDR) for 8x8 MassiveMIMO (MMIMO) and 5G rapid prototyping

In this showcase we demonstrate the NAT-AMC-SDR as a COTS rapid prototype platform  for 5G targeting at research and development appliances. Utilizing the onboard FPGA the board can be operated stand alone or connected i.e. to MATLAB and Simulink environments, allowing the scalable 8x8 RF interfaces to be used for proof-of-concept e.g. for beam forming, PHY/MAC development, large antenna arrays etc.

Together with the small cell NAT-AMC-ODSP-W and the remote radio head NAT-AMC-SDR, the latest member of N.A.T.'s family of media resource products, NAT-AMC-ODSP-M, will complement the product presentation at Mobile World Congress. The NAT-AMC-ODSP-M is part of a fully scalable solution for voice and video transcoding. 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). 

All N.A.T. board level products can be deployed in a variety of custom vRAN and C-RAN operating environments, including N.A.T.’s own range of MicroTCA systems. This enables customers to start with minimal capital expenditure, while providing a fully deployable platform. 

Come and join N.A.T. at booth 6B40 in hall 6 presenting these unique communication solutions or visit N.A.T. partner Octasic in hall 7 booth 7N59.

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

In case you are not able to join us in Barcelona here is a short cut to the data sheets of the products being showcased at booth 6B40 at Mobile World Congress:

  • Board Level Products (AdvancedMC™ (AMC)):


  • System Level Infrastructure (MicroTCA (MTCA)):


For a downloadable product overview please refer to our brochure “The N.A.T. MTCA Concept”.