Providing low latency, high system capacity and per-user data rates – critical requirements for a 5G network – will require densification of the radio access network (RAN) and the deployment of additional network nodes. As radio networks increasingly use wider bandwidths, the demand for high throughput, high user count micro cells with full macro cell capabilities at a significantly lower cost of deployment has increased dramatically. Marvell OCTEON Fusion processors are targeted for multi-sector macro base stations, micro base stations, intelligent radio heads and distributed units.
OCTEON Fusion processors, built on the OCTEON TX2 platform, are optimized for cellular base station designs including baseband unit and smart radio unit applications. 5G wireless networks promise a dramatic improvement in bandwidth and latency, delivering an unprecedented level of service and unlocking new use cases for mobile operators. OCTEON Fusion devices are optimized to meet the 5G wireless infrastructure’s demand for more processing power.
OCTEON Fusion 3G/4G processors are single chip solutions for multi-sector macro BTS, micro BTS and Intelligent Remote Radio Heads that target 2G, 3G and LTE radio networks. For LTE, OCTEON Fusion 3G/4G processors support up to 3GPP LTE Release 13. Key features include highly optimized full custom processor cores, a highly efficient caching subsystem, high memory bandwidth as well as a flexible and high performance PHY.