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PHYTunes Wins National Science Foundation Grant to Fund Research and Commercialization of 5G Connectivity Inside Buildings, Bridging the Digital Divide and Lowering Costs


PALO ALTO, Calif., March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — PHYTunes, a leader in edge connectivity enabling wireless and wired convergence, today announced that it has been awarded a Small Business Innovation (SBIR) Research Grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to accelerate research and development of technologies aimed at improving connectivity for all by enabling expanded 5G coverage at a significantly lower cost and substantial energy savings in a reduced time frame.

The technology will be used to solve the indoor 5G problem and accelerate the deployment of 5G and the ubiquitous availability of 5G in urban and rural areas. This will have major positive ramifications in terms of bridging the digital divide between different geographies and between different socio-economic groups, by providing new opportunities for telework, tele-education, tele-health and tele-medicine to traditionally underserved and unserved communities. represented.

Phase I research will address critical technical issues related to the overall feasibility and performance of Cellular Subscriber Line (CSL) technology with the development of a detailed simulation platform and prototype network-side units. and on the client side using the existing radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC). ) and field-programmable gate array (FPGA) components. The project will transport mid-band and high-band cellular signals over existing twisted-pair copper wires, as well as coaxial, fiber and Ethernet wires, to enable the delivery of 5G-based services across barriers. that signals are delivered over the air a tower cannot penetrate.

“The SBIR Phase I project has the potential to accelerate development towards a low-cost, low-power solution that solves the problem of extending 5G coverage inside homes and buildings,” said dr. Akula Aneesh Reddy, chief scientist of PHYTunes. “We are proud to work with the National Science Foundation to further develop our work around wired wireless convergence and we look forward to working with our service provider partners to further validate our work in a real-world network environment.

About PHYTunes
PHYTunes is a leader in 5G at the edge, enabling Wireless Wireline Convergence (WWC) and the transport of high-frequency wireless signals over existing wired infrastructure to seamlessly deliver full 5G to the home, small business or businesses. PHYTunes enables service providers and businesses to deliver extraordinary customer experiences that drive brand loyalty and trust. Ultimately, PHYTunes provides essential connectivity enabling service innovation in gaming, healthcare, hospitality, industrial IoT and retail. For more information, visit www.phytunes.com or follow us on Twitter @PHYTunes.

About the National Science Foundation’s Small Business Programs
America’s Seed Fund, powered by NSF, awards $200 million annually to startups and small businesses, transforming scientific discovery into products and services with commercial and societal impact. Startups working in almost any field of science and technology can receive up to $2 million to support research and development (R&D), helping to reduce technology risks to commercial success. America’s Seed Fund is mandated by Congress under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. The NSF is an independent federal agency with a budget of approximately $8.5 billion which supports basic research and education in all fields of science and engineering.