EdgeLab Wireless

5G NR Radio

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Introduction

This is our third and last article describing the vision of EdgeLab.ai and the three fundamental components of the EdgeLab Platform: we have discussed EdgeLab Automotive and EdgeLab Cloud in previous articles, and now we close the description with EdgeLab Wireless.

 

These are the three building blocks of the Immersive Mixed Reality Platform that offers a near real-time, versatile, realistic and repeatable environment for building the automotive products that perform well in the stochastic and diverse real world.

 

If you are an automotive SoC company, EdgeLab.ai will help you mitigate design risks, shorten development cycles and deliver products that meet or exceed industry safety standards.

Our Vision

An end-to-end, close-loop, mixed-reality platform to let you explore, design, build and train / validate compute solutions, critical to the future of the connected and autonomous cars. 

 

The ability to see a design from the immersive experience of vehicles, occupants, pedestrians, motorbikes, and other objects on the road offers new and valuable insight and understanding that can minimize risks, improve development time, and increase safety. 

 

From test and development to validation and AI/ML training, EdgeLab comprehensive Digital Twins will be crucial to accelerating development, improving safety, and enhancing the user experience.

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Radio Access Network

The edge is an aggregated network of devices and platforms distributed over an infrastructure built on cloud, AIoT, AI/ML and 5G components.  

 

To enable development and validation of Level-4 and Level-5 autonomous vehicles, automakers and OEMs needs the tools and hardware & software environment to construct realistic radio access network that powers vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) connectivity into which their products deploy.

 

EdgeLab Wireless cloud-native services offer off-the-shelf Layer-1/2 software stack, blueprints, and test & verification methodologies for the automotive and wireless infrastructure designers to build and dimension the right radio access network environment for their development needs.

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Our Products:

 

EdgeNOS - The network operating system that powers EdgeLab SDR and edge controller

 

Secured and high performance operating system with support for modern embedded CPUs, vector processors, and accelerators. EdgeNOS enables resource-constrained edge platforms to meet the low latency & high throughput needs of 5G NR wire and wireless packet processing in the user plane (UP) and control plane (CP) without compromising portability and compatibility. 

 

Teranium - High-performance, modular and composable Layer-1 programmable component framework

 

5G NR supports licensed spectrum from under 1GHz up to 52.6 GHz. This high degree of spectrum diversity means that wireless network functions be dynamically distributed among the radio unit (RU), distributed unit (DU), centralized unit (CU) for optimal deployment. Designed to be agile to split trade-off, EdgeLab modular Layer-1 framework enables functional splits such as NFAPI and O-RAN to quickly be configured and deployed on general purpose edge compute hardware.

 

O-RAN - O-RAN-compliant RRU/DU reference design with 7.2 VRAN function split

 

Split option 7.2x is a specification for functional split between O-RAN DU and O-RAN RU adopted by the O-RAN fronthaul specification . EdgeLab provides a reference software implementation of split option 7.2x that can be used for design exploration, functional characterization, and compatibility testing. 

 

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Benefits:

 

  • ISA exploration – re-target EdgeLab software stacks and products to conduct performance and feasibility exploration on new processor architecture or instruction set.

 

  • Prototyping – build and deploy complete radio network infrastructure to create proof-of-concept, characterize use-cases, and perform interoperability testing.

 

  • Sizing and dimensioning – plan and scale your deployment for specific market and use-cases with EdgeLab end-to-end environment.  Pinpoint bottlenecks, and zero-in on possible opportunities for optimization, cost-savings, and acceleration.

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A cloud-native open reference platform for the characterization and interoperability testing of Automotive & Industrial and 5G hardware and software subsystems
EdgeLab Wireless - 5G NR Radio