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Radiocomp, Altera deliver OBSAI solution for WiMAX/LTE

Posted: 19 Jun 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:WiMAX? LTE? OBSAI solution? base station?

Radiocomp and Altera Corp. have partnered to deliver an integrated, rapid development solution for developers of WiMAX and Long Term Evolution (LTE) base station equipment. The ready-to-implement technology solution is comprised of Radiocomp's Open Base Station Architecture Initiative (OBSAI) and Common Public Ratio Interface (CPRI) IP cores in conjunction with Altera's Stratix IV GX FPGAs. The solution enables quick, efficient and reliable integration of OBSAI and CPRI interfaces for high-speed communication of digital radio and control data between wireless infrastructure base station modules.

The latest in OBSAI and CPRI technologies together with innovative software-defined radio principals are critical components for the development of base station sub-modules and multi-band multi-mode remote radio head systems for standards such as WiMAX, W-CDMA/LTE, GSM/Edge and CDMA2000.

"The Radiocomp IP offers a scalable solution for OBSAI and CPRI implementations using Altera's full line of FPGA and HardCopy ASIC series product families. The new flagship Stratix IV and HardCopy IV devices provide a highly integrated SoC implementation platform for multi-sector, multi-antenna RF cards and remote radio head equipment," says Christian Lanzani, product manager of Radiocomp.

"The Radiocomp solution offers a true plug-and-play approach to easily integrate IP cores into our high speed SERDES transceiver-based Stratix IV GX FPGAs with all of the required layers to support data rates up to 8.5Gbit/s," said Philip Lewer, senior manager of strategic marketing, Altera's communications business unit. "Additionally, the Radiocomp solution is highly optimized to fit in as little as 3500 logic elements including Ethernet MAC and all data framing and control logic. By optimizing all components specifically for OBSAI and CPRI implementations, this solution lowers overall system cost and power consumption substantially compared to competing solutions."

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