SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Heterogenous networks and remote radio heads, the important link in extending LTE networks, are the target of Lattice Semiconductor Corporation's portfolio of lower power, lower density FPGAs. Lattice (Hillsboro, Ore.) has bundled its collection of field-programmable gate array chips (FPGAs) into a HetNet solution, collaborating with Azcom Technology.
Lattice already differentiates itself among FPGA manufacturers by focusing on low power and low density; the Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio, announced by the company on Nov. 5, positions Lattice to take advantage of the exploding mobile infrastructure market. The portfolio is aimed at designers of small cells, active antennas, distributed antenna systems, and low-power remote radio heads.
Small is the new large: Lattice Semiconductor focuses on low- and ultra-low density FPGA markets, unlike FPGA competitors. (SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor)
“The low power, low cost, small form factor requirements of the HetNet market play into Lattice’s core strengths of providing low cost, low power programmable devices for connectivity, control path and power management,” said Jim Tavacoli, senior director of communications segment marketing for Lattice, in a press release.
Lattice's Het/Net portfolio. (SOURCE: Lattice Semiconductor)
The complete HetNet portfolio will include:
- Low density LatticeECP3 FPGAs
- Ultra-low density MachXO2 and new MachXO3 families
- Platform Manager and Power Manager II families
- Azcom ngSCBP baseband board
- Azcom ngSCBP- RF board
- Support from Lattice's Diamond design software
"Devices, IP, demos as well as a complete integrated RF board from Azcom" are available now
, says the press release
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