NXP Semiconductors N.V. and Movandi announce that they have formed a joint partnership to collaborate on millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions for 5G networks.
The partnership will combine NXP’s digital networking and signal processing portfolio with
Movandi’s innovative RF transceiver and systems architecture to deliver
high-performance 5G solutions and the wireless communications infrastructure
for applications such as smart homes, self-driving cars and future mobile
5G is set for rapid deployment, but in order to truly achieve the requirements
of very low latency, high bandwidth, greater availability, faster speeds and
consistent coverage, it must overcome challenges such as line of site and
blocking, high path loss and self-install issues. The technology must also
deliver reduced lag time between devices and cell towers while ensuring
constant connectivity and total geographic coverage, even in the most remote,
hard-to-reach indoor areas.
To meet these challenges a new approach to millimeter wave systems design is
required. NXP and Movandi are working to solve these impediments with
high-speed communication solutions which combine each company’s
expertise and technology.
“The growing partnership with Movandi brings NXP new
opportunities,” said Tareq Bustami, senior vice president, Digital
Networking, NXP. “Movandi’s disruptive solutions for 5G
applications address the growing challenges of deploying 5G millimeter wave
networks and interface well with NXP’s advanced 5G modem
technology. Our partnership will impact nearly every sector of
innovation, bringing to life the promise of connected-driven experiences
through edge computing, autonomous driving, AI, 5G and beyond.”
NXP will contribute products from the Layerscape family of high-performance
Arm®-based communications processing platforms and programmable baseband
processing. Layerscape SoCs possess a common hardware and software
architecture and are scalable in performance, power and cost. Hardware
differentiation is provided by programmable acceleration and offloaded
security. On the software side, NXP provides solution-level packages for
specific applications including wireless, cloud, security and virtualization.
“NXP’s systems experience gained over multiple generations of
wireless networks and its portfolio of digital processing technologies now
combined with Movandi’s innovative integrated RF front end, from
baseband to millimeter wave, enables the next generation of 5G and
multi-gigabit connectivity that is driving new markets and
applications,” said Maryam Rofougaran, Co-CEO of Movandi. “Our
technology partnership has allowed us to develop our BeamXR system that we are
introducing this week. “This and other new solutions are expected to
deliver a high level of performance and flexibility to help ensure that 5G
technology can be broadly and successfully deployed in the real world.”
Movandi will bring its world-class radio frequency (RF) design, beamforming
capabilities and high-receive sensitivity for 5G to the partnership. Movandi
provides high levels of performance while maintaining a great deal of
modularity and flexibility to help ensure that 5G and mmWave technology can be
implemented across numerous use cases and deployment scenarios.
Together the partners aim to enable wireless service providers with solutions
that optimize Internet speeds and provide a superior connected experience
while overcoming the common delivery barriers that can deteriorate 5G signals.
Demonstrations incorporating technologies from Movandi and NXP are on
display during Mobile World Congress, 25-28 February. Please use the contacts
below for more information.
About NXP Semiconductors
NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and
infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives
easier, better and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions
for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected
vehicle, end-to-end security and privacy and smart connected solutions
markets. Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, the
company has approximately 30,000 employees in more than 30 countries and
posted revenue of $9.41 billion in 2018. Find out more at
Movandi is a venture-backed startup formed by some of today’s top
leaders in wireless communications. Having pioneered the integration of RF and
digital in standard bulk CMOS for numerous wireless standards, their focus now
is to reinvent multi-gigabit millimeter wave solutions for fixed and mobile
networks. Today’s high frequency networks are filled with a myriad of
innovative RF front-end technology provides the foundation for unlocking the
potential of high frequency wireless communications, opening numerous new
market opportunities and applications.
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