5G ORAN Timing Challenges Satisfied by MEMS Precision Oscillators

5G ORAN Timing Challenges Satisfied by MEMS Precision Oscillators

The deployment of 5G networks in major cities around the world will mark one of the largest and fastest evolutions in networking infrastructure, Embedded Computing Designs writes.


The deployment of 5G networks in major cities around the world will mark one of the largest and fastest evolutions in networking infrastructure. To inspire competition and innovation, the open radio access network, or ORAN, is an industry wide initiative to enable interoperability among hardware suppliers. The standardization of ORAN levels the playing field, driving better costs with more competition, and allowing operators to mix and match components to get the best performance from their system. Network providers, and by extension the consumers, will welcome the decreased costs that interoperability brings. With a growing number of components that need to be synchronized and the densification of the network, careful consideration of timing is critical. MEMS based oscillators and clocks are designed for the high accuracy and environmental resilience needed for timing in ORAN.

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