Thursday, November 7, 2013

Octasic Introduces Mini Base Station with 20km Reach

Octasic introduced its newest Small Cell platform supporting all cellular standards: GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE.

The OCTBTS 3000 is an OEM-ready platform that includes baseband hardware and software, an RF front end, and a power-efficient application processor. The complete platform fits into a compact 70x75 mm form factor.

Capacity ranges from 8 to 32 active users across the various cellular standards. Applications include: network extension for capacity and coverage, Network in a Box (NIB), emergency response networks, military networks, C4ISR, human portable BTS, surveillance, and many more.

OCTBTS 3000 highlights:

  • Wide reach: Octasic’s OCT2224W DSP enables a cell range of 20 km. A single Small Cell can replace multiple limited-coverage NodeBs and avoid handover between them and complex backhaul architecture.
  • Carrier Agility: The OCTBTS 3000’s dynamically re-programmable radios can operate from 400 MHz to 3 GHz with bandwidth from 200 kHz to 20 MHz. The same platform can be used in all operator networks worldwide, or for custom waveforms and frequency bands.
  • Complete PHY Software: Octasic’s flexiPHY software offers 3GPP-compliant physical layers for GSM/EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA, and LTE, eliminating the need for OEMs to develop the baseband portion of the design.
  • Customizable: Using Octasic’s comprehensive development toolset, Opus Studio, OEMs can enhance the flexiPHY software or develop their own proprietary PHY.

“Customers are asking for more compact and power efficient solutions as the demand for ubiquitous wireless coverage is exploding,” said Emmanuel Gresset, VP Software Defined Radio at Octasic. “The OCTBTS 3000 is a key building block that allows vendors to focus their efforts on developing ground-breaking applications for this emerging class of base stations.”