The Open Radio Unit 5G design platform has been designed using low-power, high-performance and logic-intensive Intel’s Arria® 10 SoC processor to create customized radio solutions with 4T4R (Four Transmit and Four Receive) in either Time Division Duplex (TDD) or Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) communication radio link having a tunable range of 600MHz to 6GHz, with a 200Mhz signal bandwidth (oBW) per antenna.
The Radio card is designed to support Intel’s Arria® 10 SX 320/480 SoCs with 1GB of on board HPS DDR4 Memory, 2GB of on board DDR4 FPGA memory and also hosts a 1Gbps Ethernet interface, a USB to Uart interface and two optical QSFP ports with each channel capable of 10Gbps with a total transfer rate of 40Gbps. The clock architecture supports both 1588 v2 PTP as well as CPRI based clock recovery along with 1PPS/10MHz Clock for external synchronization input references.
The 5G design Open Radio Unit JDM product reference platform also provides support for IJ5 Series Samtec Board to Board connector for external adapter board & another Board to Board connector for external SD card boot flash for A10 SOC. The solution comes with a diagnostic BSP reference example.