AMD supports partners in the telco industry

AMD supports partners in the telco industry

AMD announced expanded support for its 5G partner ecosystem, which includes core applications and radio access networks, with new 5G product and test functions.

Number of wireless telecommunications partners is more which doubled thanks to the integration of AMD and Xilinx, and the creation of the Telco Solutions test laboratory in collaboration with VIAVI.

Test laboratory for telco solutions

To encourage the increase of partners, AMD has established a Telco Solutions test lab in partnership with VIAVI, which will enable core, CU/DU, edge, and RAN traffic generation and simulation using current and future AMD technologies to enable comprehensive functional and performance testing .

The test lab was designed to validate and scale computing resources to meet growing RAN and edge-to-core needs, supporting validation of end-to-end solutions including hardware and i know ftware to leverage the performance and energy efficiency of the latest AMD processors, adaptive SoCs, SmartNICs, FPGAs and DPUs.

The Telco Solutions test lab will be open to the first 5G ecosystem partners starting from the second quarter of 2023.

New Zynq devices

AMD Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC and MPSoC radio technology enabled new integrated remote radio unit designs and new business opportunities for AMD and its partners .

AMD is now expanding its portfolio with Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZU63DR and Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoC ZU64DR devices. These new RFSoCs will enable the expansion of 4G and 5G in markets where low-cost, power and spectrum-efficient solutions are required to improve connectivity.

Salil Raje, SVP and GM, Adaptive and Embedded Computing Group at AMD, commented, “With our focus on increasing 5G deployments worldwide, the new AMD Zynq UltraScale+ RFSoCs are particularly cost-effective and energy efficient, making them ideal for emerging global markets, including rural and outdoor deployments.”

Collaboration with Nokia

AMD and Nokia will collaborate to deliver Nokia Cloud RAN solutions based on 4th generation AMD EPYC processors, helping communication service providers meet more stringent energy efficiency goals.

Collaboration is motivated by the growing importance of reducing carbon dioxide emissions at the core and at the edge of the network, addressing the challenges of operators who have to deal with growing energy costs. Partnership further expands AMD telecommunications ecosystem.