FlexRAN LTE and 5G NR FEC Software Development Kit Modules

By Nic Chautru, published on May 31 , 2019

FlexRAN provides optimized libraries for LTE and for 5G NR Layer 1 workload acceleration. FlexRAN is intended for use with machines that support Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2) and Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) instruction sets.

This set of libraries supports Forward Error Correction (FEC), rate matching, and cyclic redundancy check (CRC) functions as specified in the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) standards.

The kit includes the following resources:

  • APIs
  • Source code
  • Build and test environment parameters

The driver and build instructions for the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Wireless Baseband device library (BBDEV) virtual Poll Mode Driver (PMD) that support these libraries is available at dpdk.org.

The API and implementation are subject to change without notice.

The software dependencies include:

  • Intel® C compiler (ICC)
  • CMake minimum version 2.8.12
  • Intel® Integrated Performance Primitives (IPP) 18.0
  • Intel® Math Kernel Library (Intel® MKL) 18.0
  • gtest Google Test 1.7.0 (required to run the verification and compute performance tests

If you need the Intel® software listed above, download Intel® System Studio. It is available with a free community license.

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Intel's compilers may or may not optimize to the same degree for non-Intel microprocessors for optimizations that are not unique to Intel microprocessors. These optimizations include SSE2, SSE3, and SSSE3 instruction sets and other optimizations. Intel does not guarantee the availability, functionality, or effectiveness of any optimization on microprocessors not manufactured by Intel. Microprocessor-dependent optimizations in this product are intended for use with Intel microprocessors. Certain optimizations not specific to Intel microarchitecture are reserverd for Intel microprocessors. Please refer to the applicable product User and Reference Guides for more information regarding the specific instruction sets covered by this notice.

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