LONDON Lime Microsystems (Guildford, England) and Blue Wonder Communications (Dresden, Germany) are partnering on the development of an LTE reference design using Lime's single chip LTE transceiver alongside the German group's baseband.
"Co-operation between silicon and system suppliers is an essential first step towards designing end products that will use the LTE standard. The combination of Lime's single-chip RF transceiver and Blue Wonder's advanced baseband solution is the first of its kind and will allow early adopters to accelerate the time to market of LTE products," comments Ebrahim Bushehri, CEO, Lime Microsystems.
The combination will provide the required flexibility to address all aspects of the LTE standard and a precertified design, added Dr. Peter Meyer, Managing Director at Blue Wonder Communications.
Lime's LMS6002 is a multi-band multi-standard RF transceiver IC designed for femtocells and small cell basestations.
The frequency agile transceiver operates at frequencies between 375MHz and 4GHz and is suitable for 3G, WiMAX, and LTE standards. The transceiver can be digitally configured to operate in the full range of frequency bands, with 16 user-selectable bandwidths up to 28MHz.
This removes the need for individual transceiver chips for each of the different bands, and allows a small cell base station to be reconfigured rapidly and simply.
Blue Wonder's baseband is already being integrated into many SoC platforms targeting LTE designs. It provides a 3GPP Release 8 TDD and RFF multi-mode solution, up to category 4 and is designed for low power consumption.
Blue Wonder will provide an FPGA based development system, which includes an interface to Limeís LMS6002 transceiver to allow all required interoperability tests.
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