GenXComm

Spectrum Unleashed™

Who we are

GenXComm's robust Simultaneous Self Interference Cancellation (S-SIX) Technology enables maximal use of available spectrum just as carriers are planning their 5G cellular network deployments to cope with a flood of new wireless devices and rapidly increasing data demands on their networks. Today, communications between wireless transceivers use multiple frequencies (FDD) or time slots (TDD). GenXComm’s S-SIX technology enables true full duplex or simultaneous transmission and reception of signals in the same channel. The value proposition of GenXComm’s technology goes well beyond just enabling true full duplex, and can improve the throughput of the network by over an order of magnitude. S-SIX also significantly reduces the latency and improves network adaptability and security. GenXComm’s S-SIX is a key enabling technology for an increasingly connected world.

What we do

GenXComm is building solutions and partnerships aimed at bringing S-SIX and true full duplex to multiple communications market segments.

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Technology

The GenXComm breakthrough S-SIX technology brings to life the world’s first robust self-interference cancellation for wideband and is capable of meeting size, weight and power requirements that enable both infrastructure and edge devices to deliver the promise of ubiquitous true full duplex or truly symmetric communications capability.

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Focus

GenXComm solutions will enable a next generation of access systems by enabling greater spectral efficiency, densification and lower latency solutions for platforms such as access points and fixed wireless systems at any frequencies with operations to very wide bandwidth without diverging from any current industry standards.

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Vision

S-SIX is a unique enabling technology, empowering our partners to bring differentiated products to market that are optimized to make maximal use of available spectrum. This makes possible the once believed to be impossible: true full duplex communication.

Unlocking true full duplex communications

our team

Our founding team has the right mix of visionary, technologist and business savvy combined with youthful energy and the wisdom of experience.

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Sriram VishwanathCo-Founder


University of Texas Professor and Stanford PhD, Sriram Vishwanath is the Co-Founder of multiple successful startups in technical domains throughout Austin. GenXComm brings Sriram’s life work and years of experience to a company with ambitions to change wireless forever.

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Hardik JainCo-Founder


University of Texas PhD student with commercial experiences developed while at Broadcom, Hardik’s years of research in Self-Interference Cancellation is the basis GenXComm architecture. GenXComm brings Hardik’s research to life with ambitions to change wireless forever.

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Born inside the University of Texas, GenXComm was founded in early 2016 in Austin with the ambition of bringing to life elements of the next big thing in wireless. We are passionate and focused with the belief that GenXComm will enable meaningful innovation for our increasingly connected world.

In the News

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Austin startup eyes full-duplex for DOCSIS 3.1 and Wi-Fi

RCRWireless News: Full-duplex is something of a white whale for the wireless industry; Kumu Networks has developed the tech for self-backhauling small cells.

Full-duplex communications would allow a node to send and receive data at the same time in the same channel. This would essentially double the capacity of a telecommunications system, so, obviously, developing a commercial full-duplex product would be a huge deal for the industry.

Kumu Networks, the brainchild of a group of Stanford University researchers, has gone through several successful funding rounds, and tested full-duplex small cells last year in Turin, Italy, with carrier TIM. The company says it has a full-duplex relay ready for market, and is working to miniaturize the technology to fit onto a chip. In the race to scalable full-duplex, Kumu is joined by startup GenXComm Inc., which grew out of research conducted at the University of Texas-Austin. Unlike the primary competitor in the space, GenXComm is approaching full-duplex as more than just a small cell technology. Further differentiating, the company is approaching the market from an enablement perspective, rather than trying to come up with a standalone product.

Co-founder Stephen Gartside said GenXComm was “built on the ideals that our expertise is the field of self-interference cancellation. We’re an enabling technology and we’re building an ecosystem of partners.” He said an ultimate market entrance would be determined based on compatibility with initial size, weight and power attributes and could potentially come in tandem with the full-duplex DOCSIS 3.1 specification and the 802.11ax Wi-Fi standard.

“We’re in a position where we can influence multiple standards,” Co-founder Sriram Vishwanath said, describing full-duplex as “the holy grail. Picking which front to focus on has been the biggest challenge. We can do Wi-Fi, we can do millimeter wave, we can do pre-5G in a manner that nobody else can do today. And the bigger deal is we can do it in a form factor that can fit into a handset.” He said the goal is to get the technology down to chip size.

So far the GenXComm team has conducted proofs of concept using the technology in a Wi-Fi deployment in the 2.4 GHz band using a 20 megahertz channel, and a fixed wireless demo in the 24 GHz band using a 100 megahertz channel.


Pioneer in single channel full duplex, GenXComm announces funding milestone

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GlobeNewswire: GenXComm Inc., today announced closing its first priced round of equity financing to support product development and partner integration projects for single frequency full duplex radios. Complete details of the equity financing have not been disclosed at the moment.

GenXComm Inc. was founded in 2016 to commercialize years of research and development out of the University of Texas at Austin in the area of self-interference cancellation. GenXComm is bringing to market reliable, scalable full duplex or the ability to simultaneously transmit and receive in the same channel. This new powerful technology doubles the usage of the world’s available frequency spectrum.

The GenXComm architecture for single frequency full duplex is capable of reliably supporting widebands, multi-antenna systems and will scale to a size, weight and power required for a host of wireless applications. “The spectral efficiency that comes from truly symmetric communications in the same frequency is just the beginning of benefits provided by true full duplex operations. Reduced latency which comes from a system that can listen while it talks in the same channel will enable benefits never seen before in communications systems,” said Sriram Vishwanath, President of GenXComm.

"GenXComm is offering a major advance — true full duplex — in our building out of the gigabit mobile video artificial intelligence augmented reality Internet of things,” said Bob Metcalfe, Internet pioneer, Ethernet inventor, 3Com founder, and now Professor of Innovation at UT Austin. “Not only is there something like a doubling of spectral efficiency in true full-duplex, but a significant reduction in latency. The early uses are likely to be in wireless backhaul, but with integration, full-duplex will make its way out to the endpoints."

The market opportunity for GenXComm even prior to the inclusion of full duplex transmission in standards is significant and with a frequency agnostic solution, GenXComm is exploring early deployments and trials in multiple sizable communications segments.


Startup Preps Sub-W, Full-Duplex Chip

EETimes:: GenXComm is gearing up a Series A round to fund at least two tapeouts to bring its interference-canceling technology to market. The startup believes that it will enable full-duplex links for Wi-Fi, 5G cellular, and the Internet of Things with lower power than rival Kumu Networks.

“We will be like MIMO or OFDM, a dominating technology in wireless, doubling bandwidth, reducing latency, and enabling better wireless security,” said Sriram Vishwanath, a serial entrepreneur who is co-founder and president of GenXComm.

The startup closed the final phase of a $1.5 million seed round today that paid for 130- and 90-nm test chips driving its first lab tests. It hopes to raise $10–15 million in its next round to design commercial silicon for unnamed system and semiconductor partners.

The company’s technology has its roots in research conducted at the University of Texas at Austin where Vishwanath is a professor on leave. The startup filed four patents on its adaptive techniques for modeling and canceling signal reflections while consuming less than a watt in a 90-nm device.

“Our solution can get into mobile phones … other [full-duplex networking] solutions are more bulky and power-hungry,” said Vishwanath, who has worked at seven startups.

The chips could be used in a single Wi-Fi access point, cellular base station, or IoT gateway to expand capacity three- to thirty-fold, said Vishwanath. “I can’t name names … we have one OEM design win and two MoUs with chipset makers where, if we meet certain milestones, they will integrate our technology into their chip.”

So far, GenXComm has created proofs-of-concept for an indoor Wi-Fi access point, a point-to-point millimeter-wave relay, and a base station offering access and backhaul over a single frequency.

The startup’s technology is an order of magnitude lower in power consumption and greater in bandwidth than its closest rival, Vishwanath said. Kumu announced in June 2015 that it conducted lab tests for its full-duplex transceiver that it demonstrated with three carriers: Deutsche Telecom, SK Telecom, and Telefonica.

Startups have taken many paths to try to broadly enable more efficient networks. Magnacom launched in early 2013 with a novel modulation technology and was later purchased by Broadcom for $50 million. Artemis Networks debuted in early 2014, leveraging interference with distributed antennas to create better cellular links.


UT Horizon Fund Invests in GenXComm to Full Duplex Technology

Microwave Journal: GenXComm has closed a fully-subscribed round of seed financing, with investments from the UT Horizon Fund and other investors. The financing will provide the capital to pursue the commercialization of the company's full-duplex technology, including key hires, engagements with strategic partners and applying the technology to various applications and markets.

GenXComm has closed a fully-subscribed round of seed financing, with investments from the UT Horizon Fund and other investors. The financing will provide the capital to pursue the commercialization of the company's full-duplex technology, including key hires, engagements with strategic partners and applying the technology to various applications and markets.

GenXComm, whose origins trace back to The University of Texas at Austin electrical engineering department, says the company has solved one of the most challenging wireless communication problems — how to achieve the full use and near 100 percent effectiveness of any wireless and wired spectrum. Networks today must either transmit and receive at different frequencies at the same time or at different times at the same frequency. Multiple transmitters must be spaced apart to avoid interfering with one another. GenXComm says their robust, simultaneous, self-interference cancellation (S-SIX) technology "unleashes the full potential of the spectrum used for today’s 5G mobile, Wi-Fi and cable networks by allowing channels to be stacked one next to the other with no empty spectrum between them."

The benefits of the company's patented technology include doubling the effectiveness of the available spectrum by enabling talk while listen, and increasing network performance up to 30x for dense environments, while maintaining full backwards compatibility. GenXComm’s patented S-SIX technology operates under harsh real world conditions, allowing its use in a stadium, between tall buildings or anywhere people connect, live, work and play. GenXComm’s technology enables multiple transmitters to coexist side-by-side, enabling life without interference.

The S-SIX technology has been demonstrated over an 800 MHz bandwidth in the lab, and over a 100 MHz bandwidth in the field showing its wideband capability. GenXComm's team first demonstrated full duplex using S-SIX over a 20 MHz band at 2.4 GHz with 100 Mbps bi-directional data (resulting in an overall throughput of 200Mbps). Subsequently, the company demonstrated a 100 MHz real-time full duplex link at 24 GHz (mmWave radio) with a 1 Gbps data rate. And more recently, the company has demonstrated an outdoor integrated access and backhaul solution, operating with a 100 MHz bandwidth. This solution is capable of operating access and wireless backhaul at the same frequency, eliminating the need for a fiber backhaul.

GenXComm’s technology, operating today in their development lab, demonstrates that wireless devices can finally evolve to their full potential. Often referred to as the “Holy Grail” in communications, GenXComm S-SIX technology enables robust full-duplex communications and full use of the available spectrum, just as carriers are planning their 5G cellular networks to cope with a flood of new wireless devices and rapidly increasing data demands on wireless networks.

“There is an immediate opportunity to dramatically enhance the user experience in key markets by leveraging GenXComm’s innovative simultaneous self-interference cancellation technology,” said Sriram Vishwanath, co-founder and president of GenXComm. “Consumers want to live a life without interference and at least from a technology perspective, GenXComm will allow them to do so. The limited availability of new spectrum and its effectiveness for wireless communications are key factors plaguing cellular network operators and any wireless system facing exponential growth in data usage. We are already working with market leaders across 5G and IoT markets to radically change their users’ experiences with improvements in densification, throughput and security. Stated more simply, our customers now have an effective way to use all their spectrum, under real world conditions and in the most efficient way possible, to better serve their customers.”

“GenXComm is focused on commercializing a UT-based technology with massive potential,” said Nick Tulloh, Senior Investment Analyst with the UT Horizon Fund, “With the increasing adoption of IOT devices and streaming services representing an increasing portion of mobile internet traffic, data demands are outpacing network capabilities. GenXComm plans to deliver quality and capacity improvements across the whole spectrum of networked devices.”


UT Austin Spinout Startup GenXComm Lands $1.5 Million in Seed Funding

Silicon Hills News: One of the latest startups to spin out of the University of Texas at Austin, GenXComm has received a $1.5 million seed round of financing. The Austin-based startup is focused on doubling the amount of traffic a wireless network can handle. Its patent-pending technology is called S-SIX.

FAM Capital Partners led the investment with investments from the UT Horizon Fund and other investors. GenXComm, founded in 2016, has created patent-pending technology that doubles the capacity of the available network and increasing performance by up to 30 times for dense environments, said Sriram Vishwanath, co-founder and president of GenXComm. He is also a professor of electrical and computer engineering at UT Austin.

The problem today is that networks “must transmit and receive in either different frequencies at the same time, or at different times on the same frequency,” according to a news release.

"What we are enabling is a whole new class of communications tools that can talk and listen at the same time," Vishwanath said. “We enable the solution to remove interference."

“GenXComm’s technology enables multiple transmitters to coexist side-by-side, enabling life without interference,” according to a news release. GenXComm is already testing its technology and plans to deploy it nationwide through licensing deals and through its own products.

The company, which has 11 employees, plans to use the latest funding to hire key employees and to continue research and develop on its technology and testing with strategic partners.

“GenXComm is focused on commercializing a UT-based technology with massive potential,” Nick Tulloh, Senior Investment Analyst with the UT Horizon Fund, said in a news release. “With the increasing adoption of IOT devices and streaming services representing an increasing portion of mobile internet traffic, data demands are outpacing network capabilities. GenXComm plans to deliver quality and capacity improvements across the whole spectrum of networked devices.” In April, GenXComm presented at the Innovation Center’s StARTup Studio.

This isn’t Vishwanath’s first startup. A few years ago, Vidur Bhargava and Vishwanath invented patented software technology to make wireless networks perform more efficiently at UT Austin. That technology is being commercialized by M87, a startup founded in Austin, which moved to Seattle.


GenXComm scores seed funding to change how telecom giants like AT&T run their wireless networks

Austin Business Journal: The Austin startup led by a UT professor is moving from the proof-of-concept phase to field tests with its technology. It plans to double its headcount in the next year, and has devised a way to more efficiently use the wireless spectrum, potentially changing how telecom companies operate networks worldwide.

GenXComm Inc.:
Enabling true full duplex for our next generation communications infrastructure. Today communications between wireless transceivers use multiple frequencies (FDD) or time slots (TDD). GenXComm’s technology enables true full duplex or simultaneous transmission and reception of signals in the same channel. The core value proposition of GenXComm’s technology is to double the usage of the world’s spectrum. GenXComm’s full duplex will be a key enabling technology for an increasing connected world.
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