The introduction of 5G networks came with high expectations and they have
largely lived up to the hype, even as they continue to push transformation
across many industries through increased digitization and connectivity.
Given their potential to move vast amounts of data quickly and securely,
it's exciting to imagine what 5G networks will deliver in the near future,
but challenges must be overcome. Compal and NXP are
working together to take them on.
Compal Electronics is one of the world's largest ODMs. Based in Taiwan, the
company is invested in producing the latest and most reliable network
solutions. Its recent 5G NR Integrated Small Cell (ISC) solution is
boosting the 5G experience and scope.
Challenge: Overcoming Limitations to Optimize 5G Potential
5G enablement has delivered innovation to smart homes, smart factories
and even smart cars. Yet for all of the potential of 5G there are hurdles
to delivering its benefits. One challenge is that 5G network
signals attenuate rapidly in situations where signal transmission through
walls or over long distances is required. With small cells, this
shortcoming can be overcome by boosting network signals to extend coverage
into indoor spaces and throughout high-density areas. This signal boosting
capability can offer a reliable network with fewer geographical
Delivering this solution requires the integration of hardware and software
platforms, and NXP and Compal worked together to deliver one with the
right balance, flexibility and compatibility.
Solution: Working with NXP's Layerscape Portfolio to Achieve Network
The 5G NR ISC solution integrates NXP's Layerscape portfolio, including Layerscape multi-core processors and Layerscape Access LA1200
programmable baseband processor. The processors power the solution to
deliver high-performance capabilities based on a 4-antenna configuration to
enable new 5G use cases. The Layerscape multicore processors, provide high
levels of integration and leverage Arm 64-bit cores. The Layerscape Access
programmable baseband processors ensure unprecedented flexibility via
programmable engines for PHY/baseband processing.
NXP offers a robust portfolio of technologies for accelerating 5G
deployments that deliver best-in-class performance and security for
infrastructure, industrial and automotive applications. NXP enables 5G
solutions via its programmable baseband processors and flexible software
stacks from ecosystem software providers who deliver complete integrated
solutions. This 5G expertise benefitted Compal and contributed to the
development of the 5G NR ISC solution. Both companies examined the market
needs together and explored all options before creating the fitting
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Result: A High-Performance 5G Connection for Everyone
“Our collaboration with NXP enables us to leverage the high performance of
Layerscape processors to help meet the growing need for higher capacity and
broader availability for 5G networks. The 5G NR solution helps enable a
wide range of new applications and revenue streams for mobile network
operators and private network service providers.”
JS Liang, Vice President at Compal
Compal's 5G NR ISC solution accelerates 5G network density enhancements and
new 5G use cases. It does this by delivering a combination of multiple
antennas and the high-performance baseband processing needed to enhance
network density, while also delivering the low latency performance users
expect from a 5G connection. Enhanced by NXP's Layerscape portfolio, it
helps users bypass the constraints of physical barriers to 5G transmission
and consequently provides the coverage they can count on.
Further Explore NXP's 5G Portfolio
With one of the industry's broadest portfolios of wireless technologies,
NXP has been accelerating the vision of a connected world that anticipates
and automates. NXP's solutions provide various enablement for the 5G
network. Learn more about NXP's 5G portfolio.
Founded in 1984, Compal has developed into a Fortune Global 500 company
with its excellent management capabilities and R&D capabilities. Compal
designs and manufactures 5G-related electronic products for customers,
including notebook computers, tablet computers, wearable devices and
smartphones. Compal also provides smart IoT devices, which are used
in smart homes, smart cars, smart medical care and healthcare fields,
becoming a leading overall solution provider. The company is currently
headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, with production bases and after-sales
service centers in China, the United States, Vietnam, Brazil and Poland.