Platform for 5G CPE devices including fixed wireless access routers

22-08-2022 | MediaTek | Subs & Systems

MediaTek has added to its 5G portfolio, the T830 platform for 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) routers and mobile hotspot customer-premise equipment (CPE). The platform is constructed with its M80 modem which supports advanced Release 16 capabilities for sub-6GHz band operations, making the platform excellent for 5G networks across the globe.

For device manufacturers, the platform's highly integrated, compact design offers big power savings and lowers development time and costs. It makes it possible for operators to offer 5G speeds up to 7Gbps straight out of the box utiising sub-6GHz cellular infrastructure to evade the costs of wireline technologies such as cable or fibre. Also, consumers can enjoy super-fast internet services from a small device that they can self-install, bypassing the hassles of lengthy installation times for fixed line broadband.

“As the leader in 5G CPE solutions, MediaTek is working with Tier-1 operators around the world to bring fast, reliable connectivity to consumers and businesses,” said JC Hsu, corporate vice president and general manager of MediaTek’s wireless communications business unit. “This highly integrated platform represents the latest advancements in both 5G and Wi-Fi connectivity and enables our customers to build extremely high-performance multi-gigabit 5G CPE products in the smallest form factors possible.”

The platform comprises a main SoC with a 3GPP Release-16 5G cellular modem integrated with a powerful quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 CPU, a sub-6GHz RF transceiver, a GNSS receiver and associated PMICs. The main SoC also provides a built-in Network Processing Unit and Wi-Fi offload engine to support multi-gigabit routing speeds between 5G cellular to Ethernet or Wi-Fi, with no CPU involvement – providing speed and power-efficiency benefits.

Clients have the option to pair the T830 with a comprehensive selection of the company's Filogic Wi-Fi connectivity solutions. For 5G FWA routers, it can be combined with the Filogic 680 (Tri-band 4x4 Wi-Fi 7). For 5G Mobile hotspots, it can be paired with the Filogic 380 (dual-band 2x2 Wi-Fi 7). All of these solutions provide best-in-class capabilities for new Wi-Fi 7 features such as MLO and support for 320MHz wide channels.

By Seb Springall