5G AccelerComm unveils breakthrough 5G cellular optimization technology
AccelerComm, a spin-off from the UK’s University of Southampton, has unveiled its breakthrough 5G cellular optimization technology that delivers the highest throughput and lowest latency forward error connection IP.
The result of 15 years’ worth of research that began at the University of Southampton (UoS), AccelerComm has recently announced the general availability of their new 5G NR low-density parity-check (LDPC) version of the company’s proprietary error correction software.
AccelerComm specializes in optimized channel coding (forward error correction (FEC)) solutions for 5G NR, including uRLLC, providing improvements of up to 16x in latency and high-performance throughput.
The new LDPC software lives up to this, reducing 5G latency by up to 16x to support numerology 4 in 3GPP 38.211, and also delivers power savings for mobile networks using lower-order numerology networks.
An anticipated announcement
In early 2019, it was reported that AccelerComm had raised £2.5 million in funding towards a project designed to optimize 4G and 5G performance.
Led by Bloc Ventures and IP Group, the UoS School of Electronics and Computer Science spin-off said that the funding would scale further development and commercialization of original solutions that improve the latency, throughput, and error correction of next-generation communications.
At the time, AccelerComm’s recently appointed CEO and former Arm executive, Tom Cronk, said, “This investment supports and underwrites our strategy to meet the demand in a growing wireless connected world for products that can increase communications performance without compromising on size and power.”
Addressing challenges that would limit 5G
In mobile communications, FEC is used to correct transmission errors. Unlike the previous and current 3G and 4G standards that use conventional and turbo codes, 5G uses polar and LDPC codes. This change means that the industry must develop and adopt a new way to approach error correction to avoid poor coverage, low quality of service, and slow data rates.
The focus of AccelerComm has long been developing solutions that enable 5G to avoid the above problems and achieve its low latency claims by providing LDPC, polar, and turbo FEC solutions that address the issue of slow speeds.
Additional features of the new software, AccelerComm claims, include a significant boost in power savings for mobile networks with low-order numerology and optimization to support high-performance base station solutions. It is fully compliant with the 3GPP NR standard for PUSCH and PDSCH, and also supports a wide range of encoded and non-coded block sizes. It implements the fill LDPC encoding and decoding chain in 3GPP TS38.212 with superior error correction performance and hardware efficiency.
In a press release at the time of the announcement, Cronk commented, “After more than 15 years of research by the team, first at the University of Southampton and now at AccelerComm, we’re able to deliver on the 5G promise of a low latency, high throughput experience.”