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Embedded GPU-Enhanced Development of 5G Standalone (SA) System with Software-Defined Radio: Followup on Paper ”Minimal Open-Source 5G-SA Campus Reference System”
  • Fabian John,
  • Sebastian Hauschild,
  • Horst Hellbrück
Fabian John

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Sebastian Hauschild
Horst Hellbrück


In this paper, we present a low-cost 5G-SA system based on edge-computing hardware with open-source components and off-the-shelf hardware. Our system is suitable for nomadic and ad-hoc 5G-SA use cases that require low power consumption and small space. We show a complete development covering how to prepare the operating system for the installation of the 5G next generation node B (gNB) and how to install and deploy the 5G-SA software components. We evaluate the performance and power consumption of our system with measurements. We show that our system achieves acceptable data rates, is very space and energy efficient with an average power consumption of 24.81 W. We provide detailed and maintained documentation on the deployment of our system and discuss possible extensions for future work.

18 Dec 2023Submitted to TechRxiv
04 Jan 2024Published in TechRxiv