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Moortec’s In-Chip Sensing Fabric Enables Deeply Embedded Monitoring of Dynamic Conditions for Picocom’s Baseband SoC for 5G Small Cells

Plymouth, UK, 30th September 2020 Moortec, the go-to leaders of innovative in-chip monitoring solutions today announced that its complete in-chip sensing fabric has been selected by Picocom, the 5G Open RAN baseband semiconductor and software specialist, in order to improve power consumption, performance and reliability for its compelling system-on-chip (SoC) for 5G small cell infrastructure.

Picocom’s distributed unit (DU) baseband offload SoC is designed to be deployed in cityscapes and buildings to increase 5G coverage and reduce the processing load on 5G macro cells under the Open RAN initiative. On high-performance SoCs like this, it is critically important to gain deep insights into the dynamic conditions within the silicon chip itself. Moortec’s highly configurable embedded sensing fabrics allow real-time monitoring together with chip telemetry and analytics enablement throughout a product’s lifecycle.

“We needed accurate process, voltage and temperature monitoring – Moortec’s is simply the best on the market,” said Picocom President Peter Claydon. “In addition to our engineering requirements, our customers will also benefit from being able to monitor performance over the life of the product. A 5G small cell may be operational for over a decade in potentially hostile environments, without any forced air cooling and as such it is particularly important to be able monitor them remotely in the field.”

“It’s great to be working with Picocom who are clearly taking 5G baseband development and network enablement to the next level with their unique small cell approach,” said Stephen Crosher, CEO of Moortec. “We are delighted to be extending the value of our industry-proven sensing fabrics to benefit emerging 5G technologies, allowing Picocom to achieve optimum overall device performance.”

About Moortec

Moortec is the go-to leader for innovative in-chip monitoring technologies and sensing fabrics. The company is dedicated to maximizing performance, optimizing power utilization, and enabling highly accurate in-chip analytics across many sectors, including AI, Data Center, 5G & Consumer and Automotive applications. For more information please visit

About Picocom

Picocom is a semiconductor company that designs, and markets Open RAN standardcompliant baseband SoCs and carrier-grade software products for 5G small cell infrastructure. The company, founded in 2018, is headquartered in Hangzhou, China, and has R&D engineering sites in Beijing, China and Bristol, UK. Picocom founding members have significant experience in designing baseband infrastructure products. Picocom is a proud member of the Small Cell Forum, O-RAN Alliance and Telecom Infra Project wireless industry associations. For more information please visit

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