AN 908: Enabling 4G Wireless Acceleration in FlexRAN: for the Intel® FPGA Programmable Acceleration Card N3000

ID 683736
Date 1/30/2020

1. About the 4G Wireless Acceleration Reference Design

The 4G Wireless Acceleration reference design provides additional IP (Intel FPGA IP and software drivers) to support fronthaul IO and 4G channel coding (forward error correction (FEC)).

The Intel FPGA PAC N3000 provides an on-board PCIe switch that connects fronthaul and 4G channel coding functions to a PCIe Gen3x16 edge connector. The Intel FPGA PAC N3000 is a general-purpose acceleration card for networking.

Figure 1. Data flow for the user image, FEC, and Fronthaul IO