NXP Semiconductors N.V.  and Movandi, a privately held company with a mission to revolutionize 5G everywhere, have announced that they have formed a joint partnership to collaborate on millimeter wave (mmWave) solutions for 5G networks. The partnership will combine NXP’s digital networking and signal processing portfolio with Movandi’s innovative RF transceiver and systems architecture to deliver high-performance 5G solutions and the wireless communications infrastructure for applications such as smart homes, self-driving cars and future mobile cloud-based services.

5G is set for rapid deployment, but in order to truly achieve the requirements of very low latency, high bandwidth, greater availability, faster speeds, and consistent coverage, it must overcome challenges such as line of site and blocking, high path loss and self-install issues. The technology must also deliver reduced lag time between devices and cell towers while ensuring constant connectivity and total geographic coverage, even in the most remote, hard-to-reach indoor areas.

To meet these challenges a new approach to millimeter wave systems design is required. NXP and Movandi are working to solve these impediments with high-speed communication solutions which combine each company’s expertise and technology.

“The growing partnership with Movandi brings NXP new opportunities,” said Tareq Bustami, senior vice president, Digital Networking, NXP. “Movandi’s disruptive solutions for 5G applications address the growing challenges of deploying 5G millimeter wave networks and interface well with NXP’s advanced 5G modem technology.  Our partnership will impact nearly every sector of innovation, bringing to life the promise of connected-driven experiences through edge computing, autonomous driving, AI, 5G and beyond.”

NXP will contribute products from the Layerscape family of high-performance Arm®-based communications processing platforms and programmable baseband processing. Layerscape SoCs possess a common hardware and software architecture and are scalable in performance, power and cost. Hardware differentiation is provided by programmable acceleration and offloaded security. On the software side, NXP provides solution-level packages for specific applications including wireless, cloud, security and virtualization.

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