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.
CommAgility introduced the AMC-2C6616 and AMC-2C6670 AdvancedMC modules. The AMC-2C6616 features the TI TMS320TCI6616 System-on-Chip (SoC) base station, and is ideal for LTE wireless base station applications, including development, trials and final deployment in the field. The AMC-2C6670 is based on the TI TMS320C6670 digital signal processor (DSP), and is ideal for high-performance applications in the mission critical, including public safety and defense, medical and high-end imaging and test and automation and other multicore high performance applications. The AMC-2C6616 and AMC-2C6670 will be sampling in January 2011.