Next Generation Narrow-band IoT Baseband Solution (ART/274CP)

Next Generation Narrow-band IoT Baseband Solution (ART/274CP)

Next Generation Narrow-band IoT Baseband Solution (ART/274CP)
30 / 03 / 2019 - 29 / 09 / 2020

Dr Elaine Jihui ZHANG

System architecture design for next generation narrow-band internet of things (NB-IoT) base band solution. 3GPP Rel. 15 Narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) Base Station system algorithm design supporting • Large coverage with MCL 164dB • Low power consumption for terminal • Low cost for terminal • Low latency delivery for short data 3GPP Rel. 15 Narrow band Internet of Things (NB-IoT) baseband reference design including ‒ Link level simulation platform for NB-IoT physical layer ‒ Test infrastructure to validate and verify standard requirements Note: 1. Baseband reference design specifications • 180KHz bandwidth, • Standalone mode • TDD and half-duplex FDD • 3.75kHz and 15kHz subcarrier spacing • Support NPSS and NSSS for synchronization • Support DL channels: NPBCH, NPDSCH, NPDCCH • Support UL channels: NPRACH, NPUSCH 2. Abbreviations list MCL: Maximum coupling loss NB-IoT: Narrow Band Internet of Things; NPSS: Narrowband Primary Synchronization Signal; NSSS: Narrowband Secondary Synchronization Signal; NPBCH: Narrowband Physical Broadcast Channel; NPDSCH: Narrowband Physical Downlink Share Channel; NPDCCH: Narrowband Physical Downlink Control Channel NPRACH: Narrowband Random Access Channel; NPUSCH: Narrowband Physical Uplink Share Channel TDD: Time Division Duplexing FDD: Frequency Division Duplexing DL: Downlink UL: Uplink

Anktion Limited [Sponsor]
Anktion Limited (Licensing) [Sponsor]
Rohde & Schwarz Hong Kong Limited [Sponsor]

Narrowband Internet-of-Things (NB-IoT) is a radio technology standard developed by 3GPP standard committee, targeting to enable a wide range of cellular devices and services for Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networks. NB-IoT technology has the characteristics of wide coverage, multi connection, low power consumption and low cost. It is suitable for low speed or static internet of things (IoT) applications, such as intelligent meter reading, intelligent parking, intelligent agriculture, smart city (manhole cover, street lamp). The next generation release 15 NB-IoT standard considers the new features, such as small cell support, Time-division Duplexing (TDD) support, as well as further increased coverage, which are important to private network applications.
In this project, ASTRI plans to develop the 3GPP Release 15 Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) baseband solution to support massive low cost IoT applications. The project team will design and implement Rel15 NB-IoT base station base band reference design, including the link level NB-IoT simulation platform and the test infrastructure to verify standard requirements.
Several companies have shown a strong interest in collaborating with ASTRI to commercialize our NB-IoT technologies developed from this project. Initially engaged customers include: a small cell public and private network equipment provider, Anktion (a subsidiary of Fujian Sunnada) and a telecommunication test equipment vendor, Rohde&Schwarz (R&S). Other equipment vendors, such as HBFEC and H3C have also approached us for potential technology licensing from this project.