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Flexible and efficient hardware/software platforms for 5G network elements and devices

Objective

The overall objective of Flex5Gware is to deliver highly reconfigurable hardware (HW) platforms together with HW-agnostic software (SW) platforms targeting both network elements and devices and taking into account increased capacity, reduced energy footprint, as well as scalability and modularity, to enable a smooth transition from 4G mobile wireless systems to 5G.
As it will be argued in the proposal, this approach will be necessary so that 5G HW/SW platforms can meet the requirements imposed by the anticipated exponential growth in mobile data traffic (1000 fold increase) together with the large diversity of applications (from low bit-rate/power power for M2M to interactive and high resolution applications).
Flex5Gware will adopt a holistic approach performing research and implementations on key building blocks of 5G (and cooperations among them) to provide versatile, flexible, reconfigurable, efficient operations for HW/SW platforms. The development of this concept entails many system design challenges that will be solved through disruptive technologies. E.g., analogue components to enable massive MIMO for mmWave, full duplex (simultaneous transmission and reception) for 5G waveforms, or reconfigurable SW architectures with interface abstractions for flexible control and management mechanisms across heterogeneous wireless devices and access networks.
Flex5Gware will evaluate and demonstrate the developed 5G technologies, in terms of proofs-of-concept, which will be showcased in a demonstration event where all the partners in the consortium will participate. The Flex5Gware consortium includes large industry leaders from infrastructure providers (ALUD, EAB and NEC), semiconductor manufacturers (IMC) and network operators (TI) as well as leading research institutions and academia and is reinforced with the participation of three SMEs. This powerful consortium, together with the measures detailed in the proposal, ensure a huge impact of the Flex5Gware results.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/electromagnetism and electronics/electrical conductivity/semiconductor
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless/5g

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-2
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Address
Am Campeon 10-12
85579 Neubiberg
Germany
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 798 268,75

Participants (16)

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS GMBH &CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 988 156
Address
Werinherstrasse 91
81541 Munchen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 713 398
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
CONSORZIO NAZIONALE INTERUNIVERSITARIO PER LE TELECOMUNICAZIONI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 270 000
Address
Viale G. P. Usberti 181A
43124 Parma
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE TECNOLOGIC DE TELECOMUNICACIONS DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 476 000
Address
Avinguda Carl Friedrich Gauss 7 Parc Mediterrani De Tecnologia
08860 Castelldefels Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
ERICSSON AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 670 062,50
Address
Torshamnsgatan 23
164 80 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 454 300
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 525 000
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Activity type
Research Organisations
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 262 550
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEC EUROPE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 235 350
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS SA
France
EU contribution
€ 379 750
Address
15-55 Boulevard Charles De Gaulle Les Portes De La Defense
92700 Colombes
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TELECOM ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 000
Address
Via Gaetano Negri 1
20123 Milano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TECNOLOGIAS SERVICIOS TELEMATICOS YSISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 348 125
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 12 Planta 1A Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Cantabria
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSIDAD CARLOS III DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 598 687,50
Address
Calle Madrid 126
28903 Getafe (Madrid)
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITA DI PISA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 111 250
Address
Lungarno Pacinotti 43/44
56126 Pisa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 524 687,50
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
WINGS ICT SOLUTIONS INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IKE
Greece
EU contribution
€ 377 000
Address
189, Syggrou Avenue
171 21 Nea Smyrni
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)