APPLICATION STORAGE, IT SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT
Radisys&amp;amp;amp | February 28, 2023
On February 27, 2023, Radisys® Corporation, an industry leader in open telecom solutions, announced its partnership with Dense Air Networks, a company specializing in broadband solutions. The companies will develop a novel 5G small cell RAN solution set that utilizes licensed and shared spectrum to densify and improve coverage and capacity in 5G standalone networks. This innovative solution from Dense Air is designed to enable both MOCN and MORAN-based RAN sharing through the edge network capabilities of Radisys®5G RAN CU/DU software for outdoor and indoor deployments.
The partnership is the result of 15 months of intensive research and development conducted by Dense Air using the 5G CU and DU software portfolio from Radisys®. By leveraging the open interfaces and advanced 3GPP features from Radisys®, Dense Air manages shared 5G Neutral Host Infrastructure, and implements highly scalable, shared small cell solutions using high-performance RU hardware and a completely cloud-hosted, virtualized DU and CU platform.
Connect Open RAN 5G CU/DU solution hosted by Radisys® on the Dense Air platform is designed for high performance on various industry-leading processors and SoCs with
CU control-plane and user-plane scaling based on CUPS architecture.
CU/DU split over F1 interface as per 3GPP and O-RAN specifications.
Flexible lower-layer split alternatives in DU for SCF option 6 (FAPI/nFAPI) interface and O-RAN 7.2x fronthaul, allowing deployment of advanced features including Multi-TRP cluster cell.
Radisys® enables Dense Air to employ novel mmWave fronthaul working over O-RAN Split 6 interfaces and deploy shared streetside 5G small cell clusters installed on existing vertical assets, utilizing both licensed and shared spectrum.
Arun Bhikshesvaran, CEO of Radisys®, shared, "Radisys is excited to collaborate with Dense Air in designing this highly differentiated solution that extends the capabilities of 5G networks using advanced 3GPP features and open interfaces. Our field-proven 3GPP and O-RAN compliant software, integrated and benchmarked on multiple platforms, helps Dense Air deploy a highly scalable 5G RAN solution."
(Source – Business Wire)
Based in Hillsboro, Oregon, Radisys® Corporation offers disaggregated platforms and integration services that leverage open reference architectures and standards combined with open software and hardware. This enables service providers to build highly scalable and high-performance networks at optimum total cost of ownership. Its end-to-end solutions portfolio includes digital endpoints, disaggregated and open access and core solutions, and immersive digital applications and engagement platforms, all designed to drive open digital transformation. With its world-class network services organization, the company delivers full lifecycle services to help service providers succeed in today's highly competitive telecom industry.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE,APPLICATION STORAGE
Leviton | January 06, 2023
Leader in electrical, lighting, and networking systems, Leviton, has made significant headway in its five-year, $80 million worldwide capital investment plan for its Network Solutions vertical.
Leviton's investment in the Network Solutions business unit will solidify its $202 million acquisition of Berk-Tek in 2020, will increase its production capacity worldwide, and establish Leviton as one of the leading end-to-end makers of copper and fiber network infrastructure systems.
The new expansion project of the Leviton fiber optic cabling manufacturing facility in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, makes up a sizeable chunk of the investment strategy. Construction of the project began in December 2022. Once finished in 2024, the facility will be equipped to support single mode cables, made-to-order fiber optic cable assemblies and long-term growth of multimode cables.
In addition to this vast expansion, Leviton has implemented the following key advancements:
Leviton's ATLAS-X1TM and EXTREMETM solutions have grown globally. Indeed, that doubled capacity in 2021 to meet worldwide demand.
Additionally, Leviton added state-of-the-art technology at its Glenrothes (Scotland) manufacturing facility to improve capacity and deliver a uniform global specification for Category 6A cabling.
Installing the optical fiber cable in the second quarter of last year, Leviton armored in sales support of this rapidly growing product line, including pre-terminated data center solutions in its NC factory.
Leviton designs innovative products across multiple industries, including electrical, lighting, and networking, to improve people's lives in several ways. Isidor Leviton immigrated from Russia to the United States in 1906, started a modest tinsmithing business, and founded Leviton, promising to remain committed to thinking and growing, innovative in creating new products, dedicated to giving safer life to communities throughout the world and adhere to UL standards in producing high-quality products.
HYPER-CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLICATION STORAGE
IDTechEx | March 27, 2023
Thermal Interface Material (TIM) plays an important role in power electronics, computing processors, sensors, and energy storage devices. TIMs are the materials used to fill the void between heat sources and heat sinks to enhance heat transfer. TIMs come in a variety of forms, including gap pads, thermal greases, thermally conductive adhesives, and phase change materials. The form varies significantly across target application areas, cost, and ease of mass deployment. With the ever-increasing power demand and heat generation for many emerging industries, such as data centers, 5G, and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), TIMs are experiencing rapid growth and evolution, leading to significant market opportunities and massive potential for each of the target industries.
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are a fast-growing market; IDTechEx forecasts that electric vehicle markets across land, sea, and air will generate US$2.6 trillion by 2042 with a double-digit annual growth rate. The battery is undoubtedly one of the most important components of an EV. Together with the fast adoption of EVs, there is also a trend for higher power density, larger battery capacity, and faster charging.
TCAs have the fastest growth but gap fillers retain their dominant position over the next ten years. Source: IDTechEx - "Thermal Interface Materials 2023-2033: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities".
The most used TIM forms in the EV battery industry include gap pads, gap fillers, and thermally conductive adhesives (TCAs). There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution when it comes to TIM form, and the choice is ultimately subject to battery design configuration. Gap filler is by far the most widely adopted TIM for EV batteries at this stage, thanks to their superior ability to be efficiently dispensed at high volumes. However, in order to increase energy density and achieve a longer range, EV batteries have been shifting from modular to cell-to-pack designs. This shift is expected to have profound impacts on the adoption of TIMs. Modular battery designs consist of multiple individual battery modules connected to form a battery pack. Each module has a separate casing and requires a separate TIM to transfer heat from the cell to the cooling system. In contrast, the cell-to-pack design combines the battery cells into a single, large battery module, eliminating the need for separate module housings and TIMs.
This battery transition reduces TIM usage per vehicle as there are fewer thermal interfaces between the cells and the cooling plate. The elimination of module housings means cells can directly contact the cooling plate, thereby changing the performance requirements of the TIM. The TIM needs to transfer heat efficiently to avoid hotspots, as well as present good material compatibility with the cold plate. As the TIMs are positioned directly between the cells and the cold plate, an increased adhesion of TIMs is needed to stick the cells and cold plates together. Therefore, IDTechEx forecasts thermally conductive adhesives to be increasingly adopted thanks to this battery design transition, and by 2020, the market size of TCA within the EV industry is expected to have a 15-fold increase. More details about the opportunities associated with this transition are included in IDTechEx's latest research, "Thermal Interface Materials 2023-2033: Technologies, Markets and Opportunities".
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