The eMIMOx8 module and firmware for advanced Software Define Radio (SDR) applications provide the only solution in the market that is production-ready to support high-performance, ultra-wide bandwidth enhanced-MIMO in a highly integrated form factor with standards-compliant interface.

Our patent-pending architecture and algorithms enable us to support superior 5G MIMO performance from 4T4R or 8T8R for a 5G small cell using a single eMIMOx8 to 64T64R and 128T128R for a 5G macro cell using multiple eMIMOx8. Our eMIMOx8 module and DSP solutions will enable our customers to build 5G MIMO products in both sub 6GHz and millimeter wave bands.

For fast development and commercial deployment, RF DSP provides an extensive Platform Development Kit (PDK) including FPGA reference design with JESD204B, driver that supports the four Analog Devices ADRV9009 transceivers in the module, clock sync, SPI control, and PC software for configuration/control/status monitoring, signal generation and signal recording, analysis in MATLAB development environment, and Linux scripts.

Features

Industry-leading features of the eMIMOx8 module include

  • Configuration of 8T/8R TDD MIMO with 200MHz continuous bandwidth or 4T/4R FDD MIMO with 200MHz of continuous bandwidth for sub 6GHz 5G NR
  • 4T/4R or 2T2R TDD MIMO to support 5G NR 400MHz and 800MHz wide signals, and to provide IF for a millimeter wave RF frontend
  • 16-bit ADC and 14-bit DAC providing excellent dynamic range
  • Supports MIMO radio unit from 4T4R small cells to 64T64R or 128T128R 5G macro cells using multiple eMIMOx8 modules
  • Built-in antenna phase alignment calibration circuit, accepting common calibration signal and common local oscillators for superior enhanced MIMO performance
  • Double wide FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) with standard VITA 57.1 high pin count (HPC) interface

To enable our customers to get 5G MIMO commercial products to market quickly, RF DSP will also offer the following FPGA firmware and software solutions and design services

  • Customization of the MIMO transceiver, firmware and software to meet customers’ product requirements and to integrate with customers’ systems
  • TDD and FDD configuration management
  • RF playback and recording
  • DSP algorithms to expand continuous bandwidth to over 1GHz using multiple eMIMOx8 modules
  • 40G and 100G Ethernet interface for control and IQ data
  • 5G NR low PHY split Radio Unit (RU) including PRACH filter with antenna combining and detection, digital beamforming, FFT/IFFT and DSP offloading to FPGA, and eCPRI/RoE interface
  • Phase alignment and calibration of all antenna ports across multiple eMIMOx8 modules, necessary for enhanced MIMO performance
  • MU-MIMO channel estimation
  • Multi-User MIMO (MU-MIMO) beamforming

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