InterDigital To Showcase 5G Experimentation Platforms At Brooklyn 5G Summit

InterDigital to demonstrate its AdvantEDGE™ and 5G NR 28GHz platforms

Company Release - 4/23/2019 8:30 AM ET

WILMINGTON, Del., April 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital (NASDAQ: IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, will be showcasing two platforms that are spearheading development for 5G technologies at the Brooklyn 5G Summit 2019, which takes place April 23-26 at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering. InterDigital’s AdvantEDGE and 5G New Radio (NR) 28GHz platforms are open, customizable research testbeds that help designers and developers prototype and experiment technologies integral to the future of 5G.

InterDigital’s AdvantEDGE is a mobile edge emulation platform. It enables edge network and application developers to prototype, experiment and validate edge applications and services in an agile environment. By mimicking network characteristics, including latency, packet loss and throughput, across distant cloud, edge and terminals, developers can analyze the placement and associated latencies of services and applications in the 5G edge network.

The demonstration of AdvantEDGE at the Brooklyn 5G Summit will showcase an autonomous drone system operating in a dense urban environment, where buildings and other obstacles can block sensors and prohibit safe operation. By deploying an Edge Collaborative Collision Detection and Avoidance (DAA) service at the ‘extreme edge’ of the network, airspace collision points can be computed in order to issue resolution advisories, which result in the drones avoiding hazards.

InterDigital will also be showcasing its 5G NR 28GHz platform. This platform is designed for researchers by using Software Defined Radio (SDR) techniques and a small form factor two-unit configuration. The platform consists of an outdoor ready, 64 element array mast head with beamforming capability and an SDR processing unit. The PHY has been designed with standardized API between PHY and MAC allowing for collaborations with third party Layer 2 and 3 software protocol stacks, such as OpenAirInterface™. A live demonstration at the summit will showcase an over-the-air 5G NR 28GHz beam-steering radio connection with real-time metric reporting capabilities to aid researchers.  

“As a research company, InterDigital is in a unique position to deliver hardware and software platforms that are designed specifically to be used by research partners. With 5G deployment, this is even more important: 5G opens the door to new application types and use cases, and it’s important for the industry to have platforms and environments where they can experiment with current and future 5G technologies and services and develop those capabilities,” said Douglas Castor, Senior Director at InterDigital. “Both the AdvantEDGE and 5G NR 28GHz platforms help to advance the delivery of services that rely on ultra-low latency. Our demonstrations at the Brooklyn 5G Summit will show how our platforms are acting as catalysts for innovation that brings the industry closer to the reality of the 5G experience.”

InterDigital has played an instrumental role in the development of multiple generations of wireless technologies, from 2G to 3G, 4G and now, in the development of 5G. It participates in 5G research testbeds across the globe, including European Horizon 2020 projects and the National Science Foundation’s Platform for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR), where it is a founding member.

About InterDigital®

InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index.

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