To develop CDMA2000 femtocell products based on Qualcomm system on chip offerings
ZTE, a provider of telecommunications equipment and network offerings, and Qualcomm, a developer of wireless technologies, products and services, have entered into a development agreement around femtocell technology that will allow ZTE to access Qualcomm’s Femtocell Station Modem chipset platform in order to develop CDMA2000 femtocell products.
According to Qualcomm, the FSM platform features integrated System on Chip (SoC) offerings consisting of baseband, RF and power management ICs coupled with software, resulting in femtocells with low power consumption and high levels of integration.
The company claims that the technology will allow operators to improve coverage, add capacity, increase data throughput and enhance the end user’s wireless experience while reducing operating costs in supporting mobile broadband applications.
In addition, the FSM platform supports range of 3GPP and 3GPP2 modem features contained within the baseband SoC while also integrating network listen, GPS, crypto acceleration, ethernet and a host CPU to support all protocol stack and radio network controller functions within the access point.
The companies said that the the integrated RF device features multiple receiver channels that enable traffic, beacon GPS and network listen functions to operate simultaneously. The RF devices support all major wireless bands for both 3GPP and 3GPP2, and the FSM platform features interference management techniques between femtocells and the macro network.
Li Jian, general manager of CDMA product line at ZTE, said: “ZTE serves the world’s top mobile operators based on our ability to consistently deliver high-quality and high-capacity network performance. Our ongoing relationship with Qualcomm will enable us to bring leading-edge femtocell technology and small base station products to market. We look forward to collaborating with them on this technology.”