5G Wireless Solutions
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5G Wireless

Flexible, standards-based solution that combines
software programmability, real-time processing, hardware
optimization and any-to-any connectivity with the security
and safety needed for 5G networks
Only with Xilinx

1000X Network Capacity with 100X Connected Devices

5G is all about securely connecting billions of devices faster, with a solid connection, almost anywhere. It will go well beyond the current mobile experience, improving overall service to help usher in the era of Internet of Things, with 1000X network capacity for 100X the number of connected devices and machines.

Over 50 billion connected devices are expected by 2020. As a result, 5G networks must be more scalable, intelligent, and heterogeneous. Technologies such as distributed small cells, massive-MIMO with hundreds of antennas, and centralized base-band processing via CloudRAN, will dramatically increase coverage and data throughput. Networks will need to connect securely through backhaul and optical fronthaul for processing.

For 5G, Xilinx technology is helping solve capacity, connectivity, and performance challenges. It also provides the flexibility to support multiple standards, multiple bands and the multiple sub-networks that enable the many diverse IoT driven applications of 5G.

Only Xilinx provides a flexible, standards-based solution that combines software programmability, multi-standard and multi-band hardware optimization, and any-to-any connectivity with the security needed for 5G networks. Customers can quickly develop their applications on Zynq® MPSoC and UltraScale™ FPGAs silicon platforms using Vivado® High-Level Synthesis, SDSoC™, and SDAccel™ software defined environments. Xilinx also offers the industry’s first RFSoC with RF-Class Analog technology, providing breakthrough integration of high performance ADCs, DACs, and SD-FEC cores into an SoC.

5G Applications

  • CloudRAN
  • Massive MIMO
  • Backhaul
  • Fronthaul
  • Baseband
  • Small Cell

Xilinx Solutions

  • SDSoC and SDAccel Environments
  • Vivado HLS
  • Multi-level Security
  • Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC
  • UltraScale

Designed to Fit Your Needs

SDSoC Environment

Familiar embedded C/C++ application environment to rapidly develop SoC and MPSoC systems

SDAccel Environment

GPU and CPU-like programming experience for 5G application development

Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC

Industry's first multi-processing SoC with the highest levels of security and safety

Multi-level Security

Silicon, IP, and design flows for 5G wireless anti-tamper and information assurance

Vivado HLS

SoC-strength, IP- and system-centric development environment for rapid 5G application development


16nm and 20nm families for 5G capacity, connectivity, and performance challenges


connected devices


mobile data volumes

Source: METIS


lower latency


end-user rates