Intel Corp. (NASDAQ: INTC) reported the launch of the Intel Atom P5900, a system on a chip for wireless base stations. This component is imperative for early deployment for 5G Networks.
“As the industry makes the transition to 5G, we continue to see network infrastructure as the most significant opportunity, representing a $25 billion silicon opportunity by 2023,” said Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager, Data Platforms Group at Intel. “By offering customers the fastest and most effective path to design, deliver and deploy 5G solutions across core, edge and access, we are poised to expand our leading silicon position in this growing market.”
Due to the launch of the Intel Atom P5900 platform, Intel expects to be the leading silicon provider in base stations by 2021. A year earlier than anticipated. The Intel Atom P5900 is expected to meet critical 5G network requirements that include high bandwidth and low latency.
The 2nd generation of Xeon Scalable processors have transformed the network as 50% of core network deployments have transformed to virtualized networked that may grow past 80% by 2024 due to 5G.
The Diamond Mesa, Intel’s first-gen structured ASIC for 5G network acceleration. Diamond Mesa is designed to complement Intel’s unmatched portfolio of processors and FPGAs delivering the high performance and low latency required for 5G networks.
The company also introduced the Intel Ethernet 700 series Network Adapter that is geared with hardware-enhanced precision time protocol (first 5G network optimized Ethernet). There Ethernet 700 series offers GPS synchronization with precision time protocol.