Channel Encoding IP Boot Targets Low Latency 5G NR
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LONDON – A startup targeting ultra-low latency channel encoding silicon (IP) intellectual property for new 5G radio chipsets, 4G LTE cellular communications and MIMO has raised Â£ 2.5million (approx. million) in funding to further develop and market its products.
AccelerComm was formed in March 2016 and emerged from research showing that Turbo and Polar set-top boxes can benefit from arbitrarily high degrees of parallel processing, without compromising hardware efficiency. This can dramatically improve throughput and latency, without requiring excessive chip area or power consumption.
The company specializes in optimized channel coding or forward error correction – used to overcome the effects of noise, interference, low signal strength and interference in wireless communications – for 4G LTE uRLLC (ultra communication -reliable at low latency) and 5G NR. It supports all three channel encoding standards – Turbo, Polar, and LDPC (Low Density Parity Check), and can be implemented in software, FPGA, or ASIC.
AccelerComm said its optimized Polar coding chain is already in commercial use in new 5G radio products, less than eight months after 3GPP concluded version 15 of the 5G NR specification. what it claims to be the lowest latency on the market. It complies with 3GPP standards and covers the entire processing chain, including the encoding-decoding engine, channel interleaving, rate matching, CRC and early termination functions.
The company has a mix of Arm and Vodafone expertise that backs it up. Newly appointed CEO Tom Cronk previously spent nearly 17 years in the wireless and processor divisions. David Leftley, CTO and co-founder of Bloc Ventures (which led the roundtable with IP Group), has spent over 14 years with the Vodafone venture capital group.
“AccelerComm’s technology dramatically improves latency performance of wireless communications and the availability of the company’s IP in the market is fundamental to enable the delivery of ultra-low latency 5G applications, such as V2X in automotive and mobile edge computing, âLeftley said.