Demonstration of a Real-Time FPGA-Based CPRI-Compatible Efficient Mobile Fronthaul Transceiver Supporting 53 Gb/s CPRI-Equivalent Data Rate Using 2.5-GHz-Class Optics

Conference: ECOC 2016 - 42nd European Conference on Optical Communication
09/18/2016 - 09/22/2016 at Düsseldorf, Deutschland

Proceedings: ECOC 2016

Pages: 3Language: englishTyp: PDF

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Zeng, Huaiyu; Liu, Xiang; Megeed, Sharief; Chand, Naresh; Effenberger, Frank (Futurewei Technologies, Huawei R&D USA, Bridgewater, NJ 08807, USA)

We experimentally demonstrate a real-time CPRI-compatible mobile fronthaul transceiver using 5-GSa/s DAC/ADC, Xilinx Virtex 7 FPGA, and 2.5-GHz-class DML and APD. A CPRI-equivalent aggregated throughput of 53 Gb/s is achieved with an one-way processing latency as low as 1.8 mus.