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NEC HSDPA base station adopts Altera low-cost solutions

Posted: 09 Sep 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:fpga? max 3000? cpld? 3gpp? w-cdma?

Tokyo-based NEC Corp. will use Altera Corp.'s Cyclone FPGAs and MAX 3000 CPLDs in their 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) W-CDMA macro base stations that support high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA). NEC said it has selected Altera devices because of the cost benefits as well as Altera's extensive lead-free programmable logic product offering.

The 3GPP, a collaborative project for global standardization of third-generation mobile communication systems, has specified HSDPA technology to address the growing demand for data services and mobile multimedia such as digital images, movies and video conferencing. Based on W-CDMA, NEC's next-generation mobile network products achieve high bandwidth by complying with the 3GPP Release 5 standards, which require support for HSDPA service.

Altera's support for wireless infrastructure development includes both device and IP solutions for HSDPA base stations. Cyclone series FPGAs deliver unparalleled performance for DSP and other functions implemented in HSDPA base stations, at the lowest cost. Additionally, Altera DSP IP MegaCore functions address many of the high-speed signal processing requirements of the baseband modem and digital IF functions.

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