5G operators are steadily moving away from traditional proprietary wireless equipment in favor of an open, disaggregated telco server approach. Whether it’s O-RAN or vBBU, this “virtualization of 5G” carries with it the promise of telco-deployed software services at the edge such as video streaming, gaming, or automotive services.
Xilinx Telco Accelerator cards offload the latency-sensitive and throughput intensive 5G baseband functions, freeing up telco server processors for more interesting and commercialized software functions. These cards deliver the right performance, power, and ease of deployment required for the 5G virtualized edge.
Virtualizing the baseband only works if there’s enough processing horsepower in your server to keep up with the rigorous demands of 5G.
5G offers blazing fast user speeds and next generation radio panel technology. The baseband processing required to implement these functions is enough to overwhelm even the most advanced CPU processors available. 5G edge servers require powerful hardware accelerators to make these deployments achievable. Xilinx Telco Accelerator cards are built on the same silicon devices currently deployed in traditional 5G OEM gear but delivered in a server-friendly PCIe format. These Xilinx devices and IP have already proven they can handle the most rigorous 5G deployments and are now available to accelerate your next 5G edge server.
* Xilinx T1 Telco Acclerator card performance
Telco Accelerator reference designs remove the traditional barriers to FPGA accelerator deployment.
Traditional FPGA accelerators require the OEM or telco to have a team of RTL and firmware designers to develop, integrate, and deploy the accelerator. Xilinx Telco Accelerator cards, starting with T1, remove this obstacle by being offered with a pre-developed and tested reference designs for fronthaul and layer-1 offload. The cards take advantage of open source software stacks used by today’s leading system integrators for ease of design. View demo.
The VVDN reference design and software stack are available from Xilinx to ease integration and performance testing of the card. Deployment licenses are commercially available from VVDN.
Different 5G deployments have differing hardware acceleration needs. Xilinx has you covered.
Xilinx T1 Telco Accelerator card turns a standard server into a virtual baseband unit with the performance, low latency, and power efficiency needed for O-RAN 5G deployments. The turnkey solution enables operators, system integrators, and OEMs to get to market quickly and to simplify the deployment of services at the edge.
Deliver on the promise of O-RAN.