Freescale is sampling its first “base station-on-chip” products built on its innovative QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform.
The QorIQ Qonverge PSC9132 system-on-chip for picocell and PSC9130/31 for femtocell base stations share a single, scalable architecture that simultaneously supports multiple air interfaces. The platform allows OEMs to reuse software regardless of cell size.
Freescale’s first available QorIQ Qonverge processors are the PSC9130/31 femtocell SoCs (for eight to 16 simultaneous users) and PSC9132 picocell/enterprise SoC devices (for up to 100 simultaneous users). The processors support a range of air interfaces, including LTE (FDD/TDD), WCDMA (HSPA+), WiMAX, UMTS and CDMA.
The devices also incorporate glueless RFIC communication and antennae interfaces, eliminating the need for additional chips (such as FPGAs) and ultimately reducing board space and cost. The ultra-integrated PSC913x family also provides support for GPS synchronisation and 2G/3G sniffing in a single device.