Aviacomm Announces Collaboration with Toshiba for Joint Development of Radio
Over Fiber Remote Base Stations
Toshiba and Aviacomm agree to design in Aviacomm's ARF technology supporting
multiple RF bands into the Toshiba Remote Base Station Product Line
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading wideband RFIC
vendor Aviacomm Inc. and Toshiba Corporation announced today that the two
companies will work together in development and integration of Aviacomm's
Smart Analog Solution technology into the Toshiba Remote Base Station Product
With the drive towards smaller cells being fueled by capacity concerns
overtaking coverage as the primary requirement for 3G and 4G networks,
multiple architectural approaches are being offered to the market. The Toshiba
ROF Remote BTS approach allows consolidation of the core network processing
into a central location, while delivering the radio signal over fiber to
remote digital radio heads. With this approach installation of additional
network radios can be accomplished with minimal site preparation and a short
amount of time.
This architectural approach requires performance typical of a macro BTS at a
cost commensurate with small cells. After months of extensive testing Toshiba
has qualified the Aviacomm ARF technology and has agreed to move forward with
joint development and integration of the ARF series into the Toshiba ROF
solution. Toshiba conducted an exhaustive evaluation, and only Aviacomm was
able to meet the stringent specifications in a small CMOS RFIC.
"We are very excited about working with Toshiba on next generation remote BTS
systems" stated Shih Mo, CEO of Aviacomm. "Whereas previously infrastructure
design and development focused on performance with cost a secondary
consideration, the advent of these new architectures means cost will be a key
driver as well. Our core technology of wideband, flexible, programmable Smart
Analog Solutions embodied in the ARF product line offers the cost
effectiveness of silicon, the low power consumption associated with CMOS, and
the highest levels of performance typically seen in radios costing thousands
The ARF performance and wideband programmability can be sampled today in the
ARF1010EX Evaluation Kit. For more information please contact:
Aviacomm (www.aviacomm.com ) was founded by a group of wireless experts
focused on solving the last remaining barrier to cognitive radio solutions –
the RFIC. Aviacomm offers low power, high performance, programmable frequency
agile front-end solutions that address a variety of markets and applications.
The ARF1010EX in CMOS covers from 300MHz to 2.8GHz, and channels sizes from
0.5MHz to 40MHz wide, enabling this single RF solution to support multiple
technologies up and down the frequency spectrum.
SOURCE Aviacomm Inc.
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