DALLAS, TX Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced its 1-GHz DSP-based 802.16e base station system, enabling its customers to develop customized, high-performance WiMAX systems. This product supports the mobile WiMAX standard and incorporates the TMS320TCI6482 high-performance DSP, optimized baseband software and development tools.
TI's 1-GHz DSP-based 802.16e base station system supports both fixed and mobile applications across multiple frequency bands. It is well suited for use in multiple WiMAX applications including cellular backhaul, rural deployments, portable mobility and last mile connectivity.
The TMS320TCI6482 DSP improves cost and power per channel by efficiently processing WiMAX physical layer, IFFT/FFT and MIMO/beam forming algorithms. The programmable DSP-based product can be software upgraded in the field to support advanced features.
Complementing the TCI6482 DSP is a commercial quality software library implementing key physical layer functions of the WiMAX standard. The software is designed to reduce product development time while allowing manufacturers to customize the software and add their own intellectual property. TI's phased software development approach enables customers to get to market quickly with a working system, while allowing them to use additional software components to add capabilities and services over time.
Working with the software libraries and DSP, TI's Platinum Edition of its Code Composer Studio Integrated Development Environment is available today, providing new debug and code profiling features for the TCI6482 DSP. Further, hardware platforms are available from TI and its third party partners in a variety of form factors, including ATCA Mezzanine Cards (AMC) housing one or multiple TCI6482 DSPs.
TI's WiMAX base station system includes the TCI6482 DSP and symbol rate and chip rate software libraries. The product is currently available, with full production expected later this year.
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