NEC Selects NXP RF Airfast Multi-chip Modules for Massive MIMO 5G Antenna Radio Unit for Rakuten Mobile in Japan
October 13, 2020 | technology | No Comments
NXP RF Airfast multi-chip modules support NEC and Rakuten Mobile in the rollout of 5G
NXP’s RF Airfast multi-chip modules offer a common footprint across frequency and power for different regions
TOKYO and EINDHOVEN, The Netherlands, Oct. 12, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NXP® Semiconductors N.V. (NXP; NASDAQ: NXPI) and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that NEC selected NXP to supply RF Airfast multi-chip modules to be used in a Massive MIMO 5G antenna Radio Unit (RU) for Rakuten Mobile, one of Japan’s leading mobile network operators.
NEC’s Massive MIMO 5G antenna RU features a 5G open virtual radio access network (vRAN) interface and has been adopted by Rakuten Mobile for its fully virtualized cloud-native mobile network. The RU utilizes extremely accurate digital beam forming for efficient high-capacity transmission and is