5G FAPI: RF and Digital Frontend Control API

Document number: SCF223

Tags: 5G HetNet & SON  
Focus:

The functional application platform interface (FAPI) is an initiative within the small cell industry released by the Small Cell Forum, which establishes interoperability and innovation among suppliers of platform hardware, platform software and application software by providing a common API around which suppliers can create a competitive ecosystem. In doing this, we support a long and distinguished engineering tradition of providing an ‘interchangeability of parts’ to ensure that the systems vendors can take advantage of the latest innovations in silicon and software with minimum barriers to entry, and the least amount of custom re-engineering. Hence the specification helps support an innovative and competitive ecosystem for vendors of 5G small cell hardware, software and equipment.

This is the second of three specifications within the FAPI Suite, and defines the RF and Digital Front End Control API’ – (P19) for Frontend Unit control.

For further information, including summary presentations by the FAPI Suite authors, please visit the 5G FAPI Suite landing page on Small Cell Forum.

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2020-03-23 SCF223.10.01 10