Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI) today announced it has launched a fully integrated open radio unit (O-RU) reference design platform that enables radio designers to reduce risk and time to market. The platform is a complete solution from the optical fronthaul to RF and allows for hardware and software customization for macro and small cell radio units (RUs). The platform leverages industry-leading technologies that drive advanced 4G and 5G RU requirements and includes support for all sub 6GHz band and power variants, including multi-band applications.
With the timeline for O-RUs becoming more stringent, and operator requirements more demanding and complex, RU developer resources are stretched thin. By leveraging this complete RU solution with comprehensive collateral resources, designers can focus on innovation, enabling their companies to compete for more RU design opportunities.