Picocom and Radisys validate 5G end-to-end video streaming

October 05, 2021 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Picocom and Radisys validate 5G end-to-end video streaming
Interoperability testing of end-to-end 5G transmission of a real-time video stream validates O-RAN Open Fronthaul and Small Cell Forum (SCF) FAPI interfaces

Picocom and Radisys are engaged in interoperability testing (IOT) using Picocom’s PC802 PHY Software Integration Kit (SIK), together with Radisys’ 5G NR software which is compliant to the 5G SCF FAPI specification. The two companies have confirmed successful end-to-end 5G transmission of a real-time video stream in these tests laying the foundation for the commercial launch of Picocom’s PC802 device.

Picocom’s PC802 5G NR Open RAN standard-compliant baseband SoC (system-on-chip), and carrier-grade physical layer (PHY) software are due on the market later this year. The Picocom PHY SIK provides a functional software reference model of Picocom’s PHY to enable developers to perform integration and interoperability testing of Picocom SoC-based Open RAN equipment before silicon availability.

Radisys’ 5G NR software suite is compliant with 3GPP Release 15 with a solid roadmap to evolve towards Release 16 and supports Open RAN architectures. Radisys also provides 5G Core Network modules compliance to the 3GPP specification.

“The end-to-end testing we’re doing with Radisys using a model of our 5GNR compliant PHY together with Radisys DU and CU solutions to stream video in real-time is a fantastic milestone for Picocom. I want to take this opportunity to thank our engineering teams and Radisys for their efforts in this fantastic achievement,” said Vicky Messer, director, product management, Picocom.

“We’ve validated our PHY software ahead of silicon, giving us the confidence that we can drop it onto our PC802 SoC, laying a solid foundation for product commercialisation and shipment to customers in the next few months.”

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