Marginal gains and how they impact channel latency.

Posted: Mar 12, 2018

‘Marginal gains’ is a term that has come into common sporting parlance, if not everyday life. Back in 2003, when England won the Rugby World Cup in Sydney, Sir Clive Woodward attributed it to marginal gains - doing 100 things 1% better, rather than one thing 100% better. One ‘1%’ was England’s skin-tight shirts. Back in the age of ‘baggy’ rugby shirts, this was a revelation, meaning a player couldn’t be (easily) tackled by grabbing the shirt, as happened in an earlier England game, costing them the match. Roll forwards 5 years, all professional teams had them…

Only a week to go...

Posted: Feb 19, 2018

This time next week, we'll be edging close to the end of Day 1 of Mobile World Congress 2018.

AccelerComm will be demonstrating their polar code IP (encode and decode) on both Xilinx UltraScale+ FPGA and Intel (Altera) Arria 10  FPGA. With 3GPP freezing the 5G NR spec in Decemeber 2017, it's full steam ahead for equipment manufacturers to get kit into the field as soon as possible. When a standard is an evolution of a previous standard, that development cycle doesn't present 'too' many challenges, but with 5G NR that is not the case. 

It's that time of year again!

Posted: Jan 17, 2018

With Christmas out of the way and far enough into January for New Year's resolutions to be looking flaky, it must be (almost) time for Mobile World Congress 2018! There's less than 6 weeks to go until the masses converge on Barcelona to hear the latest updates on 5G, (which is now 'real' following the RAN#78 announcement in December) and how the new technology will change your life in ways you'd rather not imagine!

AccelerComm will be there, so why should you be scheduling a meeting with us?

Short of gift ideas this Christmas?!

Posted: Dec 18, 2017

I don’t know about you, but Christmas always catches me out. At Halloween all is good, I’ve still got 2 months to get myself organized, but how time flies…one moment all the TV adverts have pumpkins in them, the next it’s all snow and reindeer…and I’m in a panic for present ideas.

Here at AccelerComm, we like to help the individuals who leave their Christmas shopping to the last minute. Our engineering elves have been busy all year following the standards and designing this year’s ‘must have’ polar channel coding IP for the 5G NR control channel.

‘Christmas is coming…and so is RAN #78!

Posted: Nov 21, 2017

In 4 weeks time, 18th December 2017, the great and the good of the 3GPP world will gather in Lisbon to add some festive cheer to the 5G NR specification...freezing many of the standards that will make up Release 15.

I've been given a beer advent calendar for next month. I'm not sure what I'm expecting behind the 18th door, but when 3GPP decided back in March 2017 to pull forward the initial release of the standard, they triggered a major push by all the major players to be seen to have something in doors 19 onwards.

Accelerating 5G NR, the race to a new air interface

Posted: Mar 14, 2017


Phew, that’s Mobile World Congress over for another year…a manic week - 108,000 attendees from 208 countries, 2,300 companies exhibiting and over 3,500 members of the press, spread over 9 halls and more outside - it was no surprise that I covered over 60,000 steps from Monday to Thursday!

But while MWC17 was in full flow in Barcelona, there were renewed calls for the 3GPP standards organisations to accelerate the decisions over 5G New Radio, to enable chip designers, infrastructure makers and operators get to market in 2020.

Demo preparation for Mobile World Congress, 27 February - 2 March 2017

Posted: Feb 10, 2017

Our ultra-low latency turbo decoder demo is progressing well, in time for MWC17 at the end of the month. We’ll be showing our turbo decoder IP running on an Altera Stratix V FPGA with a 10X improvement in throughput and a 10X improvement in latency on other commercially available solutions…perfect for 3GPP release 14 Low Latency LTE.

Barcelona, here we come!

Posted: Jan 26, 2017

With under six weeks to go, we’re getting ready for Mobile World Congress at the Fira Gran Via, Av. Joan Carles I, 64 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona…we’ll be in Hall 7, Meeting Room 036…please contact us through our website to book a meeting.

Why should you be scheduling a meeting at MWC17?

New Year’s Resolutions

Posted: Jan 04, 2017

Happy New Year from us all at AccelerComm!

Most people start the year with good intentions…many even make New Year Resolutions! According to Statistic Brain, the number one resolution is to ‘lose weight’, followed by ‘getting organised’ and then ‘spend less, save more’…sound familiar? It probably should as ~50% of people make resolutions each year, but only 8% are successful…in fact people who don’t make resolutions are ten times less likely to achieve their goals, than those who do, so there is some merit in resolutions!

Trials and tribulations of 5G!

Posted: Dec 06, 2016

Is the world ready for another mobile phone standard? It’s only just over 15 years since 3G was defined, and not 7 years since 4G announced itself. In the subsequent years, 4G has moved from LTE (rel 8-9), through LTE-Advanced (rel 10-12), to the recently released LTE-Advanced Pro (rel 13-14), which offers some of the services that are being promoted as the reason for 5G.


Organisations we work with