Altran, ArrayComm and NXP Unveil Flexible Software-Defined 5G RAN Solution Cooperative effort to accelerate development of 5G RAN solution


Shanghai, June 28, 2019—A new collaboration announced between market leaders Altran, ArrayComm and NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) to accelerate development of 5G RAN solutions.


The new solution incorporates Altran’s central unit (CU) and distribution unit (DU) framework and ArrayComm’s Layer 1 PHY software on NXP SoC architecture, creating an innovative, flexible and scalable 5G RAN solution. Service providers, enterprises and private 5G network developers can use the solution to meet service requirements for enhanced mobile broadband (eMBB), ultra-reliable and low latency communications (uRLLC), and massive machine type communications (mMTC).


“Through this collaboration Altran, NXP and ArrayComm have set a new industry benchmark for SoC-based 5G RAN solution performance,” said N. Mohan Rangan, Group SVP and Chief Engineering Officer at Altran. “The flexible architecture of the solution enables OEMs to meet capacity requirements for single and multi-carrier 5G deployments around the world.


“The extension of our partnership with Altran and ArrayComm raises the bar for SoC-based 5G RAN solution performance,” said Noy Kucuk, Vice President Product Management, Digital Networking, NXP. “This offering represents another important step in our collaboration, contributing to a robust ecosystem of superior 5G solutions.” NXP’s Layerscape® family of high-performance Arm®-based communications processing platforms offers an excellent fit for high-performance, software-defined networking requirements of 5G.


“Integration between ArrayComm’s 5G PHY software and Altran’s CU/DU framework on the NXP LX2160A Multi-core Communications Processor is very important for our operator, ODM and OEM customers,” said Xin Huang, President of ArrayComm. “Our joint solution reduces risks in integration significantly and enables customers to go to market quickly.”


About Altran

Altran ranks as the undisputed global leader in Engineering and R&D services. For over 30 years, the company has provided expertise in Automotive, Aeronautics, Space, Defense & Naval, Infrastructure & Transportation, Industry & Consumer Goods, Life Sciences, Communications, Semiconductors & Electronics, Software & Internet, Finance and the Public Sector. The Aricent acquisition extends this leadership to semiconductors, digital experience and design innovation. For more information, please visit


About NXP Semiconductors

 Built on more than 60 years of combined experience and expertise, NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) enables secure connections and infrastructure for a smarter world, advancing solutions that make lives easier, better, and safer. As the world leader in secure connectivity solutions for embedded applications, NXP is driving innovation in the secure connected vehicle, end-to-end security & privacy, and smart connected solutions markets. Find out more at


About ArrayComm

Founded in 1992, ArrayComm has become the world leader in physical layer software (PHY) and multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) for 4G (LTE/LTE-A, Cat-M and NB-IoT) and 5G wireless communication systems.  ArrayComm BasePort™ 4G/5G PHY has high performance and efficiency, as well as reliability. Together with ArrayComm’s rich experiences providing system integration and validation services to customers, ArrayComm’s BasePort™ 4G/5G PHY has enabled customers around the world to shorten time to market significantly and is field-proven in tier-1 operator networks. Offered as an option on top of BasePort™ PHY, the ArrayComm A-MAS™ software provides excellent performance enhancements with advanced algorithms using multiple antennas. For more information, please visit



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