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Industry News / Small/Pico/Femto Cells Channel

mimoOn and Tektelic introduce LTE small cell reference design

June 10, 2013
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mimoOn GmbH, a leading LTE software vendor for small cells and terminals, and Tektelic Communications, designer of leading edge 3G and 4G small cell base stations, wireless backhaul systems, high power radios and power amplifiers, demonstrated a complete LTE small cell base station at the Small Cell World Summit in London, UK from 4-6 June.

The Tektelic 2220 LTE micro eNodeB is a fully featured Small Cell outdoor Base Station, ideally suited for public and private operators, emergency first responders, as well as military tactical communication networks. It is based on the Texas Instruments TMS320TCI6614 Communications Infrastructure SoC which delivers up to 4.8 GHz of DSP processing power through its KeyStone multicore architecture.

The 2220 LTE micro eNodeB utilizes a highly integrated Software Defined Radio (SDR) architecture and strikes a practical balance between Tx output power, size, weight, performance and cost.  The design can be leveraged for NLOS backhaul applications with the appropriate Physical Layer and MAC.

Pre-integrated on Tektelic’s 2220 LTE micro eNodeB are mimoOn’s Physical Layer (mi!SmallCellPHY™), Protocol Stack (mi!SmallCellSTACK™) and advanced Scheduler (mi!SmallCellSPECTRUM™), which have been licensed by leading Small Cell product developers around the globe.

According to Brian Meads, VP Marketing of mimoOn, “Customers can enter the LTE Small Cell market with aggressive schedules due to the combination of this pre-integrated solution. They can take advantage of the investment Tektelic and mimoOn have made over the past years with top tier infrastructure vendors without sacrificing product differentiation.”

“The 2220 LTE micro eNodeB complete system combined with the integrated mimoOn PHY and software stacks enables system integrators to deliver complete outdoor solutions to the market quickly and cost effectively. The system is flexible and can support both access and backhaul applications depending on the software,” stated David Tholl, CTO at TEKTELIC Communications.

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