STL announced the launch of Garuda, a 5G Indoor small cell solution that provided 5G grade coverage to meet the data demands of the end users.
STL said Garuda offers a low cost and agile means for faster 5G readiness, improving the economics for digital service providers and enterprises.
STL Garuda complements the network capacity, density and coverage of macro networks, and can serve as a single board optical-to-radio interface solution for 5G low power pico cell applications. STL Garuda uses the Xilinx adaptable radio device platform that offers full programmability while delivering high-performance and cost/power effectiveness.
This O-RAN 7.2x split small cell can handle more than 30 concurrent user devices and can be backhauled across several kilometers. Moreover, it can be installed within 30 minutes and deployment can be as seamless as that of a simple Wi-Fi.
STL said Garuda comes with inbuilt Low-Phy layer functionality, small form factor and an integrated four channel MIMO support omni-antenna to cater to the ever-growing demand of data networks.
Xilinx, a provider of solutions in 5G, offers wired and wireless products designed to perform today and remain adaptable for the needs for tomorrow. STL Garuda incorporates the Xilinx Zynq UltraScale+ MPSOC device.
“By being adaptable with full programmability, Xilinx’s 5G radio solutions are a cost-effective and efficient way to deploy 5G O-RAN for a wide variety of wireless network environments,” said Liam Madden, executive vice president and general manager, Wired and Wireless Group at Xilinx.
“Garuda will play a significant role in driving 5G experiences for consumers by creating a dense environment for indoor coverage with the required speed, capacity, and low latency,” said Rajesh Gangadhar, CTO, Access Solutions, STL.