Monday, April 18, 2011

NetLogic Introduces Digital Front End Processors for 3G/4G Base Stations

NetLogic Microsystems introduced a new family of digital front-end (DFE) processors for 3G and 4G/LTE base stations, remote radio heads (RRUs) and distributed antenna systems (DAS).

The new devices deliver 65MHz of occupied bandwidth, 145MHz of total bandwidth and 325MHz of pre-distortion bandwidth, which represents over 220% increase in bandwidth over competing available merchant DFE solutions, and at lower cost and power than FPGA-based solutions.

In addition, the innovative OP6100 DFE processor family supports multiple standards and multiple signals in the same wide bandwidth as well as full support over non-contiguous bands, and features NetLogic Microsystems' Intelligent Self-Adaptive DFE technology.

NetLogic said its new devices can process of multiple signal channels per band, as well as the multi-protocol co-existence of 4G LTE, 3G and 2G standards.

"Leading service providers are seeking ultra-wideband and multi-standard, common-platform base stations for their next-generation LTE rollouts," said Behrooz Abdi, executive vice president at NetLogic Microsystems. "Our ability to push the envelope to achieve 65MHz occupied bandwidth and 145MHz of total bandwidth gives us tremendous competitive advantages in addressing these next-generation base station opportunities."

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