Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Maxim and Freescale Partner on LTE Picocell

Maxim Integrated and Freescale Semiconductor are planning to to showcase an LTE/3G picocell base station at next week's 2013 Mobile World Congress.

The picocell base station design integrates a Freescale BSC9132 multi-core baseband processor and Maxim MAX2580 small cell RF transceiver to deliver LTE/3G coverage with 1W+ antenna output. The LTE/3G picocell brings together a Freescale BSC9132 base station SoC card, a Maxim MAX2580 RF transceiver card, RF power amplifiers, and network management cards—all in a passively cooled enclosure and weighing in at 6.8kg.