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O-RAN Fronthaul Transport Subsystem

Overview

Comcores provides a packaged IP solution for the fronthaul transport of the O-RAN Radio Unit (O-RU). The IP cores inside this packaged solution are tailored to work together efficiently, thus simplifying the integration into an FPGA or ASIC.

The packaged IP solution contains Ethernet MAC, PCS, IEEE 1588 PTP and DMA IPs by default, and can optionally be extended with eCPRI IP, MACsec and/or ethernet switch. A JESD204B or JESD204C IP can also be provided for transporting data between the DFE and RF-FE.

Block Diagram

O-RAN Fronthaul Transport Subsystem

Key Features

Adding Value

  • Reduces customer’s time to market and risk
  • Frees up customer’s strategic resources

Reliable

  • HW validated package IP solution
  • The packaged IP solution consists of building blocks, which are integrated and tested together

Flexible

  • The IP blocks can be combined in a flexible way to suit customer’s requirements

    Silicon Agnostic

    • Targeting both ASICs and FPGAs

    Deliverables

    The IP Core can be delivered in Source code or Encrypted format. The following deliverables will be provided with the IP Core license:

    • Solid documentation, including User Manual and Release Note.
    • Simulation Environment, including Simple Testbed, Test case, Test Script.
    • Programming Register Specification.
    • Timing Constraints in Synopsys SDC format.
    • Access to support system and direct support from Comcores Engineers.
    • Synopsys SGDC Files (optional)
    • Synopsys Lint, CDC and Waivers (optional)
    • Linux Driver (optional)
    • IEEE 1588 PTP SW (optional)
    • Software API (optional)
    • SW integration tool for IEEE 802.1X MACsec Key Agreement Protocol (optional)

    What Comcores IP will do for you

    Proven Quality

    Solid process and predictability

    Strong verification

    Faster Time-to-Market

    First in bringing out new solutions

    Tremendous investments in research

    Know-How

    Long-term experience in communication protocols

    Expert in executing digital design projects

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