Freescale QorIQ Qonverge Wireless Base Station Processor Family

Freescale Semiconductor announced the QorIQ Qonverge base station-on-chip devices. The QorIQ Qonverge processor family consists of four distinct products optimized for small cell (femto and pico) and large cell (metro and macro) applications. The family also supports remote radio head and emerging cloud-based radio access network (C-RAN) configurations. The first QorIQ Qonverge devices are the 45nm PSC9130/PSC9131 femto SoCs and PSC9132 picocell/enterprise femto SoC devices. They will be available in the second half of 2011. 28nm processors targeting larger cell (metro and macro) base stations will also be available later this year.

Freescale QorIQ Qonverge Base Station-on-Chip Processor

QorIQ Qonverge Base Station-on-Chip Processors Highlights

  • Based on a common architecture
  • Communications processing, digital signal processing and wireless acceleration technologies into a single system-on-chip
  • Optimized for next-generation femtocell, picocell, metrocell and macrocell base stations
  • Enables the convergence of multiple functions traditionally performed on separate FPGAs, ASICs, DSPs and processors to be integrated on a single device
  • Lowers part counts and reduces power, cost and footprint for base stations
  • The common architecture spanning from femto cells to macro cells optimizes R&D investments and software reuse
  • 4x cost reduction and 3x power reduction for LTE + WCDMA macro base stations
  • 4x cost and power reductions for LTE + WCDMA pico base stations
  • Combines multiple Power Architecture cores and StarCore DSPs with a MAPLE multimode baseband accelerator, packet processing acceleration engines, interconnect
  • Fabric and next-node process technology
  • Supports multiple standards, including GSM, LTE – FDD & TDD, LTE-Advanced, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and WiMAX
  • Flexible architecture allows support for evolving standards with software upgrades

PSC9130/31 Femto SoC Features

  • 8-16 users (WCDMA, LTE, CDMA2K) and simultaneous multimode
  • 2×2 MiMO
  • 1x e500 and 1x SC3850
  • MAPLE-B2F acceleration

PSC9132 Pico/Enterprise Femto SoC Features

  • 32-64 users (WCDMA, LTE) and simultaneous multimode
  • 2×4 MiMO
  • 2x e500 and 2x SC3850
  • MAPLE-B2P acceleration

More information: Freescale Semiconductor