NI, Shanghai University Collaborate on 5G Testbed for V2X
National Instruments has announced plans to work with Shanghai University on a testbed focused on 5G ultra-reliable low-latency communications (URLLC) for V2X applications. The planned testbed for this collaboration will be built on NI's flexible software defined radio (SDR) hardware and a 5G New Radio URLLC reference design.
In the partnership, National Instruments and Shanghai University aim to become leaders in advancing vehicular technologies around autonomous vehicles and V2X communications. James Kimery, Director of Wireless Research and SDR Marketing at NI said researchers in both industry and academia are using NI's flexible SDR platform to further research and test of 5G communications.
Vehicular networks, especially for autonomous driving applications, require ultra-reliability while requiring very low latency. Given the conflicting nature of these dual requirements and the unpredictability of the mobile wireless channel, a real-time experimental testbed where researchers can prototype their ideas is vital for success. The planned testbed for this collaboration will be built on NI's flexible SDR hardware and a 5G New Radio URLLC reference design.