Fujitsu selects Marvell baseband processors for 5G NR base stations

February 25, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Fujitsu selects Marvell baseband processors for 5G NR base stations
Marvell OCTEON Fusion™ baseband processors to power next-generation 5G micro cells and O-RAN distributed units from Fujitsu.

Marvell has announced that Fujitsu has selected its baseband processor silicon to power new 5G New Radio (NR) base station offerings. Fujitsu will adopt Marvell's industry-leading OCTEON Fusion™ baseband processors for their 5G base station designs and also plans to engage with Marvell on O-RAN distributed unit (DU) products, enabling them to bring advanced 5G technologies to the worldwide market.

The OCTEON Fusion family is ideally suited for layer 1 processing in traditional all-in-one base stations as well as Distributed Unit (DU) processing in 5G split architectures. In addition, the highly scalable multi-core OCTEON Fusion architecture enables it to address a multitude of base station systems from mid-capacity small cells to high-capacity modular macro cells.

"Fujitsu is an innovator in 5G infrastructure from the radio unit (RU) to the DU and the network core. OCTEON Fusion provides a scalable and flexible platform that will enable Fujitsu to leverage the technology across multiple product offerings," said Raj Singh, Executive Vice President of the Processors Business Group at Marvell.

"Marvell is a clear market leader in RAN and we believe the technology offers a tremendous opportunity for Fujitsu as we build out a significant presence in 5G RAN deployments in Japan and around the world," said Mr. Masaki Taniguchi, Senior Vice President & Head of Mobile System Business Unit at Fujitsu Limited. "Marvell's baseband technology allows us to develop a variety of RAN solutions that can address the needs of network operators, regardless of the network topology being deployed."

Marvell's technology for 5G RAN continues to gain rapid traction in the global market, with the OCTEON Fusion processors embraced by many tier 1 and tier 2 telecom OEMs. The OCTEON Fusion family for base station applications is available now and shipping in volume.


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