Samsung and Xilinx partner on chips for 5G networks

Venturebeat | April 15, 2020

Samsung Electronics and programmable chip maker Xilinx have teamed up to make chips that can serve as the key processing technology behind 5G wireless data commercial networks. Xilinx specializes in programmable chips that can adapt to the computing need at hand. The Xilinx Versal adaptive compute acceleration platform (ACAP) family, the latest such set of chips, fits well with emerging 5G networks, the companies say. Samsung Electronics is using the Xilinx chips for worldwide 5G commercial deployments. Xilinx Versal ACAPs provide a universal, flexible, and scalable platform that can address multiple operator requirements across multiple geographies. The way protocols get implemented can be a bit messy, and that’s where having an adaptable chip is necessary, the companies say.

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MediaTek Launches First mmWave Chipset for Seamless 5G Smartphone Connectivity

MediaTek | May 23, 2022

MediaTek today announced the Dimensity 1050 system-on-chip [SoC], its first mmWave 5G chipset that will power the next generation of 5G smartphones with seamless connectivity, displays, gaming and power efficiency. Through dual connectivity using mmWave and sub-6GHz, the Dimensity 1050 will deliver the speeds and capacity required to provide smartphone users with an incredible experience, even in some of the most densely populated areas. The Dimensity 1050 combines mmWave 5G and sub-6GHz to fluidly migrate between network bands, and is built on the ultra-efficient TSMC 6nm production process with an octa-core CPU. Supporting 3CC carrier aggregation on sub-6 (FR1) spectrum and 4CC carrier aggregation on mmWave (FR2) spectrum, the Dimensity 1050 will be capable of delivering up to 53 percent faster speeds and greater reach to smartphones compared to LTE + mmWave aggregation alone. The SoC integrates two premium Arm Cortex-A78 CPUs with speeds reaching 2.5GHz and the latest Arm Mali-G610 graphics engine. "The Dimensity 1050, and its combination of sub-6GHz and mmWave technologies, will deliver end-to-end 5G experiences, uninterrupted connectivity and superior power efficiency to meet everyday user demands," With faster, more reliable connections, and advanced camera technology this chip delivers powerful features to help device makes to differentiate their smartphone product lines." CH Chen, Deputy General Manager of Wireless Communications Business Unit at MediaTek. In addition to 5G optimizations, the Dimensity 1050 offers Wi-Fi optimizations alongside MediaTek's HyperEngine 5.0 gaming technology to ensure lower-latency connections with the new tri-band – 2.4GHz, 5GHz and 6GHz – that extends game time and performance. Additionally, high-end UFS 3.1 storage and LPDDR5 memory ensure ultra-fast data streams to accelerate apps, social feeds and faster FPS in games. About MediaTek Inc. MediaTek Incorporated (TWSE: 2454) is a global fabless semiconductor company that enables nearly 2 billion connected devices a year. We are a market leader in developing innovative systems-on-chip (SoC) for mobile device, home entertainment, connectivity and IoT products. Our dedication to innovation has positioned us as a driving market force in several key technology areas, including highly power-efficient mobile technologies, automotive solutions and a broad range of advanced multimedia products such as smartphones, tablets, digital televisions, 5G, Voice Assistant Devices (VAD) and wearables. MediaTek empowers and inspires people to expand their horizons and achieve their goals through smart technology, more easily and efficiently than ever before. We work with the brands you love to make great technology accessible to everyone, and it drives everything we do.

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PAC Global announces "5G for Free"

PAC | December 23, 2021

PAC Global Holdings LLC, the operator of the World's largest data blockchain network, wants customers to start their New Year off with FREE secure data. PAC is offering customers 5 gigabytes of free storage when customers sign up for a their yanDNA™ Beta Version data storage account available at https://yandna.io/register. The "5G for Free" (#5GforFree) promotion is meant to introduce customers to the future of data storage and allow them to familiarize themselves with yanDNA's Beta version in advance of the launch of the full multi-featured product, currently in development. This promotion comes on the heels of PAC's Brand Awareness Campaign, which featured dynamic digital billboards appearing in the financial epicenters of central London and Times Square in New York City on the NASDAQ billboard. yanDNA is PAC's first IPFS-based public product release directly integrated with the yanNETWORK. This distributed filing system allows customers to easily store data in a secure place while simultaneously preparing for NFT support, which will grant customers the option to monetize their data. The yanDNA Beta product is running on an internally decentralized network, which due to free market acquisition has centralized majority ownership. The yanNETWORK is envisioned to be a completely distributed data storage network, comprised of over 22,000 Masternodes running on virtual private servers provided by the open source blockchain technology that powers PAC Protocol. This allows all data to be split up and distributed into fractions of data sets on each Masternode. There is unmatched file security because the fractioned or "sharded" data is divided across multiple servers, meaning there is no single point of vulnerability to exploit. "In a time when ransomware attacks and hacks are daily headlines, we see yanDNA as the data storage solution of the future. People should be able to store and transfer their data with the peace of mind that their information is secure. PAC's developers are on track to make yanDNA the industry standard in security upon full launch,Content creators from all industries will be using yanDNA to instantly delivery high-value data like final mastered films or music for theaters or record labels, demonstrating how this technology could be invaluable to any industry," -Drew Saunders, Founder and Chairman While the Beta version simply introduces users to the platform and serves as a secure file repository, the completed vision of yanDNA's user functionality is similar to DropBox or Google Drive, but on a blockchain powered network. After a quick account creation, which includes email verification and setting your own secure passwords, your yanDNA account is encrypted for your use only. Users can securely upload/download their data, preview and search for files, or share data via a public URL. Anticipated features in Beta updates include drag and drop file management, add contacts and send/share data privately to other members on the network, and creating groups for shared interests. In addition to data transfer and storage, the complete vision includes PAC Protocol's yanNETWORK offering a secure and ownable solution for NFT storage and transfers by allowing NFT creators to fully own and occupy the original metadata of the NFT upon full product launch. "With the growing commercial market of NFTs, this will be a game changer in the marketplace for NFT creators to control and manage the full value of their NFTs," explains Drew Saunders. For further information on PAC Protocol and its yanDNA and to sign-up for a free account, please visit the official website at https://pacprotocol.com. About PAC Global Holdings LLC (PAC) based in the US, is focused exclusively on providing next-generation blockchain network solutions to solve real-world problems. It is currently the largest master node network in the world focused on data storage and its network has points of presence in nearly 30 countries. Its network is based on the energy-efficient Proof of Stake (PoS) algorithm, which greatly reduces our overall carbon footprint. For more information about PAC Protocol or if you are interested in partnering with us on decentralized storage please visit us at @PACcoinOfficial, or our website at www.pacglobal.io.

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Tech Mahindra and Subex Partner to Drive Scale Adoption of Blockchain-based Solutions for Telecom Operators Globally

Subex | November 05, 2020

To enable fraud mitigation and drive operational efficiencies for communication service providers by reducing compliance complexities and faster time-to-market 5th November 2020, BENGALURU, INDIA – Tech Mahindra, a leading provider of digital transformation, consulting, and business re-engineering services and solutions, and Subex, an industry leader in providing services based on Digital Trust, have announced strategic partnership to roll-out blockchain based solutions for telecom operators globally. These solutions will enable fraud mitigation and drive operational efficiencies for communication service providers (CSP) by reducing compliance complexities and faster time-to-market. The partnership will enable real-time reconciliation reports with summarized data to minimise discrepancies, leading to reduction of multiple validations and quick dispute resolution through tamper-proof verifiable transactions. Further this collaboration will expedite settlement for communication service poviders (CSPs) and drive enhanced visibility in the end-of-the-month billing cycle. The CSPs will benefit from enhancedoperational efficiencies by leveraging blockchain based smart contracts and forge more impactful alliances to drive trust amongst diverse stakeholders. Rajesh Dhuddu, Blockchain and Cybersecurity Practice Leader, Tech Mahindra, said, “Being a service provider of choice for global telecom operators, Tech Mahindra will help reduce overheads and enhance business profitability. As part of TechMNxt Charther, Tech Mahindra aims to offer a cutting-edge solution built on Blockchain and smart contracts that optimizes spends and proactively mitigates disputes. In the collaboration with Subex, adding blockchain as the middleware will add the necessary layer of security and ensure faster and efficient operational process. ” Tech Mahindra will roll-out solutions for telecom operatorsbacked byits provencapabilities in operations support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS) domain. The solutions will be integrated with Subex’s blockchain network and the capabilities of an enterprise-grade DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology) network. Further, Tech Mahindra plans to extend the existing intercarrier settlement implementation in phase-II to include roaming agreements through smart contracts and thereby lead to reduced cost of operations, faster turnaround times and minimize disputes.

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VVDN Technologies announces 5G open RAN IPs for Radio Units and Distribution Units

VVDN | April 26, 2022

VVDN Technologies, a leading provider of engineering, manufacturing and digital services, announced its further development in its ORAN IPs to help OEMs, Telcos and System Integrators, design and deploy enterprise grade as well as macro–ORAN Radio Units and Distribution Units (DU) on option 7.2 split. VVDN 5G ORAN IP Portfolio includes: Fronthaul and baseband layer 1 Low PHY IP fully compatible with ORAN on option 7.2 Full inline baseband layer 1 High PHY running on FPGA for option 7.2 split DU LDPC and PTP offload for DU VVDN's IP stacks are ORAN compliant, Interop tested, runs on FPGA and portable to run on custom ASIC as well. Further they can support different flavours such as single/dual/tri-band RU's for 2T2R/4T4R/8T8R (with optional beamforming), multiple carriers and bandwidths. These IPs can be leveraged by RU/DU ODMs/OEMs, 5G custom ASIC companies, Test & Measurement (T&M) companies and other 5G equipment manufacturing companies for their quick development and rollout of 5G solutions. VVDN is also planning to bring hardware IP's in DU space which would be announced very soon. VVDN's focus and investment to develop these IPR's would ensure India leads in the 5G space and serve global customers in implementing their product. About VVDN Technologies: VVDN is a premier Product Engineering & Manufacturing company focused on designing & manufacturing end-to-end products in the domains of 5G, Networking & Wi-Fi, Vision, IoT, Cloud & Apps. VVDN's India HQ is located at Global Innovation Park, Manesar, Gurugram, India, and it's North America HQ is located in Fremont, CA, USA. VVDN serves global customers across several regions including the US, Canada, Europe, India, Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. VVDN has 10 advanced Product Design and Engineering Centres in India, which are fully equipped to design & test the complete hardware & software required to develop a complete product or solution. VVDN's 5 world-class Manufacturing facilities are located at Manesar, Gurgaon, India which includes in-house best-in-class SMT Factory, Molding & Tooling Factory, Product Assembly Factory, Die Casting Factory and Product Certifications labs. VVDN's Engineering & Manufacturing facilities are fully complied to develop & manufacture Enterprise, Consumer, Industrial, and Automotive-grade products.

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