Monday, June 25, 2012

Symmetricom Intros Small Cell Synchronization Solutions

Symmetricom introduced new embedded timing and synchronization solutions for residential and enterprise small cells.

Two versions are offered: the SCr (residential) and SCe (enterprise) SoftClocks, both of which support multiple timing protocols including IEEE 1588 (PTP), network time protocol (NTP) and softGPS. Both have been integrated and proven with leading processors, system software, and oscillators from prominent vendors such as Broadcom, Mindspeed, Qualcomm Atheros, Node-H, and Rakon.

Symmetricom said synchronization of small cells along with macro base stations is crucial to maintaining seamless end-user experience. Its software based SoftClock offerings allow small cell designers to execute a single base design with options to integrate one or more synchronization protocols for deployment in varied network topologies. This means multiple types of backhaul and quality of service can be supported.