Freescale Semiconductor is sampling its first system-on-chip base station products built on the innovative QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform. The QorIQ Qonverge PSC9132 system-on-chip (SoC) for picocell base stations and the PSC9130/31 SoCs for femtocell base stations share a scalable architecture that simultaneously supports multiple air interfaces to give operators and OEMs future-proof, highly integrated heterogeneous solutions that help minimize power consumption, cost and design time.
The QorIQ Qonverge portfolio offers a scalable line of processors built on the same architecture for small- to large-cell base stations, with a platform that allows software reuse regardless of cell size. Customers can leverage common hardware, software architecture and tools to minimise capital expenditure and reduce time to market. Freescale's initial QorIQ Qonverge processors are the PSC9130/31 femtocell SoCs for eight to sixteen simultaneous users and the PSC9132
picocell/enterprise SoC devices for up to 100 simultaneous users. The processors support a range of air interfaces, including LTE (FDD/TDD), WCDMA (HSPA+), WiMAX, UMTS and CDMA. The devices also incorporate glueless RFIC communication and antennae interfaces, eliminating the need for additional chips such as FPGAs and ultimately reducing board space and cost. The ultra-integrated PSC913x family also provides support for GPS synchronisation and 2G/3G sniffing in a single device.
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