5G FAPI specs updated with richer 3GPP feature set

5G FAPI suite with richer 3GPP feature set to underpin supply chain diversification

SCF has updated the suite of 5G FAPI specifications which underpin the high-performance low-cost components integral to 5G mobile base stations, whether small cell or macro. This update demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the ecosystem to continually improve the standard, adding new features and maintaining existing ones.


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Latest SCF release

Our latest release, 5G NR FR1 Reference Design, makes the case for a common, modular architecture for 5G small cell distributed radio units. This work lays the foundations for the development of reference designs focused on delivering greater flexibility and scalability, including the ability to swap out regionally specific RF front end (RFFE) modules. This paper provides the foundational framework for understanding the components and interfaces that make up a 5G NR FR1 small cell distributed radio unit and provides an overview of available solutions, as vendors and deployers increasingly look to have a second or third source of each component.

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