Baseband SoC enables LTE-Advanced macro base stations

Posted By : Siobhan O'Gorman

ZTE has selected Freescale's QorIQ Qonverge B4860 baseband SoC for its next-gen LTE-Advanced macro base stations. The SoC enables top wireless OEMs and mobile operators to address the demand for increased user bandwidth at lower cost as the industry moves to 4G mobile broadband systems.

ZTE will use the B4860 to build high performance, high capacity base stations with increased user bandwidth at lower cost and power. The SoC integrates high performance, fully programmable cores and sophisticated offload acceleration technology, while enabling customer differentiation via flexible support for OEMs’ most innovative algorithms and features. In addition, customers can dramatically streamline development and speed time-to-market with a full suite of development tools.

The B4860 is built on the QorIQ Qonverge platform and combines 64-bit, multi-thread Power Architecture CPU cores, StarCore DSP technology, a powerful MAPLE-B baseband acceleration platform and DPAA networking acceleration to provide cost-effective performance and connectivity. The SoC balances this performance with exceptional power efficiency, plus the future-proofing flexibility to support LTE, LTE-Advanced, WCDMA and 3GPP standards.

“As 4G mobile devices continue to proliferate, and demand for wireless connected devices for the IoT drives even greater demand for ubiquitous bandwidth, wireless carriers are increasingly looking to base station OEMs for higher capacity and throughput,” said Tareq Bustami, Vice President, Digital Networking, Freescale Semiconductor. “ZTE is again answering this call with its next wave of LTE-Advanced macro base stations, and Freescale is pleased that its world-class B4860 device will play a critical role in ZTE’s delivery of leading-edge 4G base stations."

“Freescale and ZTE have a long and successful track record of creating wireless infrastructure solutions. Our continued collaboration will pave the way for future mobile broadband innovation,” said Mr. Xu Huijun, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Wireless Product Group, ZTE. “Freescale’s technology allows ZTE to deliver highly advanced LTE-Advanced macro base station solutions that enable wireless operators to lower their total cost of ownership and ease network upgrades.”

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