5G-LENA v1.0 is available

New release available from today, 16th Sept. 2020

5G-LENA v1.0

We are pleased to announce that today, 16 September 2020, we are releasing to the public the release 1.0 of our NR module.

This release contains exciting features and bugs fixed. The list of new features and functionalities is reported in the release notes here (we documented each change in detail in the file CHANGES.md), and includes, among others exciting things, heterogeneous multi-cell configurations, FDD, new Radio-Enviromental-Map helper, new beam manager, and compatibility with 3GPP channel model in TR 38.901. Updating the software is easy as doing a git pull command, for both ns-3-dev and nr module. For ns-3-dev, make sure you go to the master branch (nr branch is deprecated with v1.0). If you still do not have access to the software, please follow the instructions.

An important aspect to note is that we renamed all classes from MmWave to Nr (e.g., MmWaveAmc to NrAmc). This has a impact on the existing code; so, if you have already started writing examples or features, please be sure to rename all the attributes correctly (in many cases, it is sufficient to replace MmWave with Nr) and to check the correct spelling of the include files. Another thing to keep in consideration is the renaming of everything related to “Enb” to “Gnb” (e.g., MmWaveEnbPhy is now NrGnbPhy).

For any problem related to the installation, please open an issue ticket on the NR gitlab repository.

We have opened a google group for the 5G-LENA users: we will love to hear from you, for anything related to 5G-LENA. And yes, we mean also your published papers that are based on 5G-LENA :). In this way, the community can share results and citations for their papers. Don’t let your research to go un-noticed! The link is here: https://groups.google.com/g/5g-lena-users and the access is free for everyone.

Without any doubt, we would be excited to hear from you for a possible collaboration to improve 5G-LENA!

The 5G-LENA team