It, reportedly, reduces the bill of materials cost and power consumption of baseband processing
Xilinx and Wintegra have jointly developed a 3GPP-LTE baseband targeted design platform that reportedly reduces the bill of materials cost and power consumption of baseband processing as compared to conventional design approaches.
According to Xilinx, the platform incorporates a high degree of flexibility and scalability, while accelerating the development of Long Term Evolution (LTE) products.
The platform combines the Xilinx Virtex-5 or Virtex-6 family of field programmable gate arrays with Wintegra’s WinPath-2 or WinPath-3 family of access packet processors and software to provide a complete digital baseband and transport solution for 4G radio standards, including both time division duplex and frequency division duplex modes of LTE, said Xilinx.
It reportedly delivers better flexibility for both channel cards and network interface transport cards to address the full range of basestation (eNodeB) implementations from enterprise femtocells to multi-sector macro basestation form factors. The crucial aspect of standards compliance is addressed in collaboration with Agilent, a vendor of equipment for 3GPP-LTE signal generation and test validation.
Michael Phillip, senior vice president and general manager of wireless systems at Wintegra, said: Wintegra is excited to be working with Xilinx on this important LTE programme. We share the common goal of reducing time to market for wireless infrastructure developers by providing open solutions that provide significant differentiation opportunities for our customers. The platform draws upon the respective strengths of each company to deliver tremendous value in terms of integration, scalability and flexibility for LTE product development.