5G FAPI SPECS UPDATED WITH NEW OAM FOR INLINE HIGH-PHY
SCF has updated its 5G FAPI suite, and released a new specification SCF229 5G FAPI Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM) Protocol For Inline High-PHY, bringing to Open RAN fuller virtualized support of inline High-PHY implementations in O-RAN Alliance architecture. These latest releases are further indication of the FAPI suite evolving and meeting industry requirements, and it demonstrates SCF’s commitment to consistently updating and expanding the APIs.FIND OUT MORE
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.
Small cells come in a growing variety of form factors, with different architectures, power levels and designed to address a diversity of use cases. Currently, the interfaces between different vendors’ small cells, or between different functional splits, are not uniform. This can increase cost, complexity and integration time and reduces scale.
SCF251 will be a useful reference for the entire wireless infrastructure ecosystem, but is especially targeted at:
This paper provides the foundational framework for understanding the components and interfaces that make up a 5G NR FR1 small cell distributed radio unit. Reference designs can then be built within this framework to address different markets and scenarios with different RFFE requirements. That will enable designers to create products that can be easily configured and reconfigured for different applications. The paper also provides an overview of available solutions, as vendors and deployers increasingly look to have a second or third source of each component.