SDR talk to commercial devices

ORCA offers open SDR platforms that can interoperate with commercial off-the-shelf devices (IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15.4, LTE/5G) allowing easy configuration, customization and prototyping


Multiple radio instances on a single SDR for free

A single SDR platform can support multiple radio instances, boosting the capacity and performance of wireless networks, e.g. multi-channel IEEE 802.15.4 IoT gateway and multi-tenant LTE infrastructure sharing

Real-time experimentation with SDR as easy as simulations

Incorporating real hardware into simulation environments increases the credibility of results and shortens the product development cycle.

Flexible low-latency MAC-PHY architecture

Scales from standard compliant to latency-enhanced operation using various PHY and low-level MAC SDR-enablers benchmarked in realistic environments

Full-duplex capable SDRs for high-throughput networking experimentation

A complete PHY and MAC protocol stack allows verifying real latency, reliability and throughput benefits of full duplex technology

5G mmWave system at 26 GHz with compact multi-beam antenna array

First affordable and compact 26 GHz extension for widely used SDR platforms using plug and play converter-array

A hierarchical orchestration of E2E network slices through SDR-SDN integration

The establishment of end-to-end network slices for addressing the needs of verticals requires a technology-neutral solution for the orchestration of resources across multiple wireless and wired network segments.

Distributed massive MIMO experimentation opportunities, with simultaneous transmissions upto 12 single antenna users

Flexible modular testbed with 2 processing racks that can be separated up to 30m and 64 single-antenna patch elements that can be separated up to 18m from a rack. Serving 12 users simultaneously.

Flexible Hybrid Massive MIMO experimentation combining a phased array convertor with digital Massive MIMO testbed functionalitie

The 16-input power phased array can be connected to the Massive MIMO testbed to allow for fast tracking or hybrid beamforming experiments.


DARPA SC2 competition final phase

The DARPA SC2 competition is now coming into its final phase. End of August, Team SCATTER with researchers from imec and RUTGERS, have to submit their solution that will (hopefully) qualify for participation in the finale at Mobile World Congress in Los Angeles. Only 10 teams are allowed in the finale! More info at the […]

ORCA at the 5G World Forum

National Instruments Germany will present the ORCA Multi-RAT system at the 5G World Forum Dresden Germany: 30th Sep – 2nd Oct 2019 Co-located with the IEEE 4th 5G Summit Dresden 2019 and the annual Future Industrial Communication conference, the 2019 IEEE 2nd 5G World Forum (5GWF’19) aims to bring experts from industry, academia and research to […]

ORCA flies to Huntsville, Alabama

National Instruments Corp, partner of ORCA, will present “Prototyping LTE-WiFi Interworking on a Single SDR Platform” on Thursday 19 September, at the GNU Radio Conference (16-20 September, Huntsville, Alabama). Prototyping LTE-WiFi Interworking on a Single SDR Platform New use cases and requirements of future communication systems have driven the focus of research towards the coordination […]

5G Summit Dresden 2019

This year, the 5G Summit Dresden 2019 will take place on October 1st and it will be collocated with the 5G World Forum. Taking a holistic approach to 5G system design, the events range from silicon hardware, wireless interfaces, networks, edge clouds all the way up to Tactile Internet applications. In the demo session, run […]