WHY SAMSUNG PARTNERED WITH XILINX FOR 5G NETWORK CHIP

Analyticsindiamag | April 19, 2020

Samsung is collaborating with Xilinx — a programmable chipmaker — to deliver superior 5G connectivity that will become the driving force for all technological developments in the coming years. In the world where data is ubiquitous, excellent connectivity is still a massive challenge for businesses to harness the potential of data. The absence of a network that can connect the entire world and transfer a colossal amount of data within seconds is causing hindrance in the development of some of the most awaited technologies like IoT, self-driving cars, and more. However, a robust 5G network can cater to the rising need for speed and low latency connectivity for another wave of innovation. But, there are numerous challenges in the adoption of 5G technology since it is hardware intensive, has weak coverage area, and requires more capital. Therefore, before 5G can assist in other technological innovations, researchers need to come up with advanced solutions to make 5G easily adaptable as well as affordable. Xilinx is one such company that is innovating in the space to democratise 5G technology with state-of-the-art programmable chips that can take flexible hardware to a new level.

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Wireless connectivity in the workplace is no longer a convenience or option; it is critical. With significant advances in technology, 5G promises to provide unprecedented speeds, massive connectivity and immersive experiences needed in today’s and tomorrow’s enterprise communications networks. Many carriers in the US and worldwide plan to utilize mmWave spectrum for select indoor use cases such as enabling new experiences at high- density venues, automating smart manufacturing facilities, and for providing fixed wireless access services to business locations.


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Pudu Robotics Showcases Two New Delivery Robots, PUDU D1 and SwiftBot, at Qualcomm 5G Summit

Pudu Robotics | May 19, 2022

At the invitation of the organizer of the annual Qualcomm 5G Summit, Pudu Robotics, a global leader in commercial service robots, showcased its latest quadruped delivery robot PUDU D1, alongside SwiftBot, its newest delivery robot that optimizes the dining experience for restaurant customers during peak hours. "With the maturation of 5G technology and its broader applicability, numerous world-leading suppliers of robots, drones, and smart devices have been collaborating with Qualcomm to accelerate innovation in cutting-edge 5G and edge AI-enabled solutions. As a pioneer in the field of commercial service robots, Pudu Robotics intends to work with Qualcomm in the long term to expand and transform the robotics sector through cutting-edge 5G technology and edge AI, with the goal of creating more efficient, autonomous, and advanced robots." Pudu Robotics founder and CEO Felix Zhang. Both PUDU D1 and SwiftBot are new service robots that were launched by Pudu Robotics in March 2022. With continuous breakthroughs achieved by robot manufacturers in new materials, intelligent control, and sensory navigation, the application of quadruped robots has spread beyond the lab to real-life settings. Pudu Robotics has built the PUDU D1 in response. Also, given the ongoing innovation in and upgrade of intelligent delivery robots that have gained increasing acceptance among the general public, Pudu Robotics has created SwiftBot. PUDU D1, which has drawn the attention of many visitors to the Summit, deploys several of Pudu Robotics' proprietary modules, including a high-performance joint module, a highly integrated motor, a high-precision reducer, and a high-performance driver. Compared with traditional wheeled robots that can only be used within a limited set of terrains, PUDU D1, by adapting itself to a much wider range of terrains and surfaces, can be used in many complex environments, including restaurants, industrial parks, and residential communities, demonstrating another of the company's breakthroughs in the realm of automated delivery. Thanks to an efficient solution that integrates three RGBD depth sensors, dual RGB cameras and a dual LIDAR system, in tandem with a processing speed up to 15 Tera Operations per Second (TOPS), SwiftBot comes equipped with strong perceptual abilities that enable right-of-way allocation between the robot and diners in restaurants by communicating and responding to the robot's driving intentions through the integration of laser projection and multimodal interactions such as sound, expression and light. About Pudu Robotics Shenzhen-based and founded in 2016, Pudu Robotics is a world-leading tech-focused enterprise dedicated to the design, R&D, production and sales of commercial service robots, which aims to use robots to improve the efficiency of human production and living. Pudu Robotics has been rapidly growing in recent years to become a "leader" in the global markets with coverage of over 60 countries and regions worldwide.

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New pSemi Sub-6 GHz RF Switches Enable Hybrid Architectures in 5G Massive MIMO Base Stations

pSemi | February 17, 2022

pSemi® Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, expands its portfolio of RF SOI switches targeted for the latest 5G wireless infrastructure and massive MIMO base station deployments. By using the new high linearity switches in hybrid architecture topologies, base station designers can save valuable board space and improve thermal management, reducing the overall system's cost, weight and power consumption. pSemi's advanced SP4T switches deliver best-in-class linearity, insertion loss and power handling performance to improve spectral efficiency in sub-6 GHz active antenna systems. 5G base stations covering sub-6 GHz offer network providers an immediate path to wider bandwidths and increased data throughput. New 3 to 5 GHz allocations and added antenna design complexities create the need for new hybrid beamforming and phase-shifting topologies. Massive MIMO systems use hybrid architectures to minimize power-hungry digital processing and reduce the number of power amplifier components. These hybrid architectures offer the ideal balance of digital and analog, combining the flexibility of digital beamforming with the power efficiency and design simplicity at the analog RF front end (RFFE). "Active antenna systems are driving a drastic increase in demand for RFFE components, along with tougher FR1 switching requirements for advanced 5G networks, As the industry leader in RF and mmWave switching, pSemi continues to push the boundaries of SOI technology and design RFIC solutions that empower base station OEMs and support the demands of 5G and beyond." -Vikas Choudhary, vice president of sales and marketing at pSemi. High Linearity RF Switches Features & Benefits Covering a frequency range of 1.8 to 5 GHz, each UltraCMOS® PE42443 and PE42444 switch delivers industry-leading RF performance across the n41, n77, n78 and n79 bands. Available in two pin-to-pin compatible configurations, the PE42443 (negative and positive supply voltage) and the PE42444 (positive supply voltage only) are offered in 4 x 4 mm LGA packages. Spectral efficiency — High linearity and high power handling maximizes data throughput. Energy conservation — Low insertion loss improves overall system efficiency. Flexible beam management — Fast switching speed supports symbol-level analog beam adjustments to enable massive MIMO systems. About pSemi pSemi Corporation is a Murata company driving semiconductor integration. pSemi builds on Peregrine Semiconductor's 30-year legacy of technology advancements and strong IP portfolio but with a new mission: to enhance Murata's world-class capabilities with high-performance RF, analog and mixed-signal solutions. With a strong foundation in RF integration, pSemi's product portfolio now spans power management, connected sensors, antenna tuning and RF frontends. These intelligent and efficient semiconductors enable advanced modules for smartphones, base stations, personal computers, electric vehicles, data centers, IoT devices and healthcare. From headquarters in San Diego and offices around the world, pSemi's team explores new ways to make electronics for the connected world smaller, thinner, faster and better. To view pSemi's semiconductor advancements or to join the pSemi team, visit www.psemi.com.

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Tango Networks Launches Major Service Upgrade, Deploys 5G-Ready Business Mobile Service Architecture with Price Reduction

Tango Networks | June 23, 2022

Tango Networks today announced a major upgrade of its award-winning Mobile-X Extend service, introducing lower pricing and a next-generation services architecture for migration to 5G. The upgraded Tango Extend service includes: VoLTE support for carrier-grade voice communications with the broadest availability across served markets. Faster call set-up times and more efficient network utilization for higher quality user experience. A new IMS core service architecture ready for HD voice and 5G connectivity where available and a foundation for future migration to next-generation mobile voice, video, messaging and data services. Lower latency data communications. Along with these technical upgrades, wholesale tariffs for Tango Extend services have been decreased effective June 1 in the United States and later this year in the United Kingdom. Tango Extend automatically integrates mobile phones into company communications systems, turning mobiles into business extensions and allowing users to operate their phones’ native dialers for business calls without a separate UC app. This makes the user experience dramatically better. The service also enables business communications on personal mobile phones to be captured and recorded for retention and compliance. “Today’s work-from-anywhere world demands communications that tie in employees everywhere they work, while giving their employers precise control over those communications, Mobile phones are the simplest and most effective communications choice for companies to maximize worker productivity in any location and streamline operations. Tango Extend is the new standard for modern ‘Mobile First’ business communications.” Andrew Bale, Tango Networks Executive Vice President The service is the industry’s first to use eSIMs to add a business-controlled extension to an existing phone in minutes. Tango Extend allows employees to use personal Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) phones for business, eliminating the need to carry two devices. The service creates dual user personas. Personal communications use the personal SIM and remain private, and business communications use the business number with the business SIM. The solution cuts a company’s carbon footprint by enabling it to eliminate phones and converge on a single device. It also allows a company to significantly expand its business communications reach to encompass previously disconnected workers, including firstline employees and contractors. Winner of more than 10 best new product and channel awards, the advanced version of Mobile-X, Tango Extend, utilizes Tango Networks’ fixed-mobile convergence technologies covered by more than 90 patents. Businesses use Tango Networks solutions for Mobile Unified Communications (Mobile UC), Mobile First and Mobile Only communications, and work-from-home, hybrid and work-from-anywhere flexibility. The solutions bring fully integrated business communications to mobile employees, deskless workers and firstline workers, many for the first time.

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Reach Mobile Secures Additional $16 Million in Funding; Company Formally Announces ReachNEXT Platform

Reach Mobile | June 08, 2022

Reach Mobile today formally announced the company has secured an additional $8 Million in funding, bringing its two-quarter fundraise to $16 Million, for a total of $35.6 Million in funding to date. The company also announced the formal introduction of ReachNEXT, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform that accelerates and streamlines how companies bring network-based services to market. ReachNEXT offers a one-stop-shop for launching and operating use cases such as MVNO, Fixed Wireless Access, Failover Internet, and IOT with unprecedented simplicity and speed. Clients of ReachNEXT range from emerging lifestyle brands to broadband providers reaching millions of homes. Virtually everything needed to operate a network-based service can be found in the cloud-native platform, including the front-end customer experiences, back office customer care and operations portals, and the network integration itself. Capabilities include billing, policy, catalog and data plan management, provisioning, layered security, and customer care, which can be deployed as an end-to-end solution, plug-and-play modules, or REST APIs. "Demand for turnkey mobile and fixed wireless offerings is skyrocketing, particularly among ISPs, The platform provides a clear path to market for innovative offers that have previously taken years and millions to build." Reach Mobile CEO, Harjot Saluja "Reach is popularizing the idea that network-based services can be launched quickly and easily by companies without wireless expertise," said Jake Maas, Executive Vice President at Graham Holdings Company, a lead investor in Reach Mobile's recent $8 million funding round. "We're excited to help Reach double-down in the domestic broadband space and fuel growth in new geographies and use cases." "ReachNEXT is built on the premise that cloud-native and software-defined networks will redefine how networks are leveraged and drive new monetization opportunities for carriers, solution providers, and enterprises," added Saluja. "It's our mission to make network-based services quicker to launch and easier to manage, and we believe the entire mobile ecosystem stands to benefit." About Reach Mobile Reach Mobile has integrated with more than 50 carriers across 75 countries and currently supports 40mm monthly active users with its first use case, toll-free data. Reach Mobile believes that connecting people and things to network possibilities will ultimately create a better world. With offices in Boston, Bangalore, and Ottawa, Reach Mobile is fueled by a decade of wireless expertise and the innovative spirit of a startup. Reach Mobile is the creator of ReachNEXT, a global SaaS platform that radically simplifies how network-based services are launched and operated.

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Wireless connectivity in the workplace is no longer a convenience or option; it is critical. With significant advances in technology, 5G promises to provide unprecedented speeds, massive connectivity and immersive experiences needed in today’s and tomorrow’s enterprise communications networks. Many carriers in the US and worldwide plan to utilize mmWave spectrum for select indoor use cases such as enabling new experiences at high- density venues, automating smart manufacturing facilities, and for providing fixed wireless access services to business locations.

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