ZTE selects Intel eASIC devices for 5G wireless products

Intel announced that ZTE selected Intel eASIC devices for its 5G wireless products as it aims to meet the cost and power requirements demanded by large-scale 5G deployments.
ZTE China smartphone“Intel’s structured and standard ASICs enable ZTE to achieve critical cost goals and cement their position in the exploding 5G market,” Dan McNamara, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Programmable Solutions Group, said.

ZTE used field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), which provide hardware programmability to meet both prototyping and initial production requirements, for rapid prototyping and early production. ZTE will be able to transition to a lower unit cost and reduced-power solution for high-volume deployment.

“Intel eASIC devices provide good power and cost benefits for our 5G wireless products and were essential to make a fast transition to meet our low cost and power requirements,” said Duan Xiang Yang, vice president and general manager of Wireless System Architect at ZTE.

ZTE achieved meet time-to-market requirements using FPGAs for its 5G design. The smooth transition to an eASIC structured ASIC device reduces the design’s bill of materials (BOM) cost and power consumption.

Intel said the combination of FPGAs and Intel eASIC structured ASICs allows customers to meet diverse time-to-market, flexibility, performance, low-power and unit-cost requirements.