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Hyper-converged Network Platforms Accelerate Next-Gen O-RAN Deployment

The rapid growth of Open RAN has enabled numerous innovations in the space of radio access network, which drives 5G service agility to the edge cloud as the disaggregation of RAN facilitates the virtualization of BNG, security, load balancing and SRv6 Service Chaining. Through multi-vendor compatibility, pre-validated Open RAN platform provides automation, dynamic scalability and assisted with low-latency, improved performance and speed of emerging 5G technology.

To enable flexible hardware and software implementations for scalable, cost-effective Open RAN deployments, Lanner collaborates with eco-system partner to develop COTS-based, modular Open RAN network platforms, which consolidate multi-node compute, P4 programmable switching and chassis management in one system. Lanner’s Open RAN platforms meet Communications Service Providers (CSPs) cost and efficiency demands for Distribution Units (DU) and Central Units (CU) in 5G network.

 

Short Depth Design

Lanner Open RAN appliances feature short-depth chassis and front I/O design, making it an ideal fronthaul gateway for Open RAN Infrastructure. The front-access I/O and tool-free chassis design greatly reduces the efforts for system serviceability at remote edge sites.

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Multi-core Compute

To deliver unprecedent performance for virtualization workloads, Lanner Open RAN appliances support high performance 8~40 cores Intel Xeon Processors (Ice Lake SP and Ice Lake D) with high core counts, high throughputs and PCIe-Gen 4.0 higher bandwidth.

Tofino P4 Switch

Lanner O-RAN appliance features Intel Tofino P4 programmable ethernet switch ASICs and intelligent forwarding plane, accelerating high-priority applications and packet processing for latency-sensitive workloads, without being compromised by hardware bottleneck.

PCIe for FPGA/GPU

Lanner Open RAN platforms equip with PCIe*16 expansion slots, supporting a variety of acceleration cards, including GPU and FPGA cards, to offload the repetitive but high-volume workloads from CPU and improve virtualization application performance

IEEE 1588 PTP v2

PTP v2 uses a lightweight packet structure that enables time synchronization accuracy between computers down to nanosecond levels. Lanner O-RAN appliances includes additional PTP v2 supported time sync card, which achieves a high degree of time synchronization for mission-critical applications

ECA-4027

  • Intel® Xeon D-2100 8~16 Cores Processor
  • Wide Operating Temperature -40~65ºC
  • Front /O with 8x 10G SFP+ &2x 40G QSFP+
  • 1x PCI-E x16 slot for FPGA or GPU cards

HTCA-E400

  • 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon Scalable Processor
  • Intel Tofino P4 Programmable Switch
  • Support PCIe Card, OCP NIC 3.0
  • 1+1 Redundant Hot-swappable PSU