LONDON Femtocell pioneer Ubiquisys (Swindon, England) is demonstrating for the first time at this week at the Femtocells World Summit staged here in London its latest 3G basestation, which is based on the Aquilo baseband chipset from Percello (Ra’anana, Israel).
Shipments of the so-called G3 femtocell, which are targeted at both residential and enterprise deployments and will be able to handle up to 16 users, are scheduled to begin from the fourth quarter of this year.
It was revealed earlier this year that Ubiquisys was readying an upgrade of its ZoneGate residential and enterprise device that will use processors from both picoChip (Bath, England), the company's traditional supplier of SoCs and from Israeli group.
Chris Gilbert, CEO of Ubiquisys, said the company's latest generation home base station will deliver a femtocell at "a mass market price point".
The G3 features cognitive radio technology to eliminate interference problems in mass deployments, and FemtoMesh technology to enable Wi-Fi-style enterprise grid deployments.
The Percello Aquilo SoC, also known as the PRC6000, combines the performance of 8-16 users as well as 21.6Mbits/s downlink and 5.7 Mbits/s uplink HSPA+ with low power and low cost.
"Ubiquisys has continued to pioneer technical developments in the femtocell industry in key areas such as cognitive radio, mesh networks and applications," said Gilbert."Our G3 platform incorporates our proven technology together with the low power, high performance Percello chipset to deliver a highly flexible femtocell solution at a mass market price point."
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