Picocom is pleased to announce that it is a winner in the Small Cell Forum Awards 2022. The company was recognised in the Outstanding Innovation in Chips or Components to Enable Small Cell Networks category for its PC802 chip, the industry’s first 4G/5G small cell System on Chip (SoC) designed for Open RAN.

“It is essential that diversification of the supply chain within open architectures occurs right down to chip level, and the PC802 will help achieve that, combining technical innovation with commercial promise,” said Caroline Gabriel, Chair of Judges and Co-founder at Rethink Research.

“To empower successful deployments, it’s clear that Open RAN needs optimised silicon, and PC802 SoC delivers on this,” said Oliver Davies, VP Marketing at Picocom. “We are delighted to see PC802 recognised with this prestigious honour in addition to the positive feedback we’ve received on its specification from partners and customers alike. Deployments are underway, and we are thrilled to have delivered a product that’s already energising the Open RAN market.”

PC802, the industry’s first 4G/5G Small Cell System on Chip Designed for Open RAN available on the market (unveiled in December 2021) and is already in customers’ hands. The device is powerful, optimised, and flexible. It supports all the vital standard interfaces to help drive open networks. Its inherent flexibility enables it to support various use cases, empowering Open RAN small cells of varying functional splits. It also reduces power consumption whilst providing all PHY functionality for multi-carrier, dual-mode NR/LTE small cells in a single chip.

Picocom recently announced that, with partner Radisys, it has begun delivering joint 5G Open RAN platforms to customers based on the PC802 small cell SoC and Radisys’ Connect RAN 5G software. 

For more information and/or to download the product brief on Picocom’s PC802 5G small cell SoC, visit picocom.com/products/socs/pc802.