Maxim Integrated Collaborates with Freescale to Showcase a Comprehensive Outdoor LTE Picocell at Mobile World Congress

   Maxim Integrated Collaborates with Freescale to Showcase a Comprehensive
                Outdoor LTE Picocell at Mobile World Congress

The picocell base station design integrates a Freescale BSC9132 multi-core
baseband processor and Maxim MAX2580 small cell RF transceiver to deliver
LTE/3G coverage with 1W+ antenna output.

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Maxim Integrated, Inc.
(NASDAQ: MXIM) and Freescale Semiconductor® have collaborated to showcase a
comprehensive LTE/3G picocell base station at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.
This innovative small cell base station platform design is field deployable by
mobile operators and also serves as a production-ready reference design to
accelerate time to market for equipment manufacturers.

Ideal for outdoor public access or enterprise small cell applications, the
LTE/3G picocell brings together a Freescale BSC9132 base station SoC card, a
Maxim MAX2580 RF transceiver card, RF power amplifiers, and network management
cards—all in a passively cooled enclosure and weighing in at 6.8kg. The
BSC9132 features two Power Architecture e500 cores and two StarCore® DSP
cores, along with Freescale's high-performance MAPLE-B2P baseband accelerator
platform. The MAX2580 is an RF to Bits®, high-dynamic-performance LTE/3G radio
transceiver. The BSC9132 and MAX2580 work seamlessly to deliver a complete
multi-band, multi-standard small cell solution. 

Key Advantages

  oMAX2580: Operates in all LTE bands from Band 1 to Band 41 with selectable
    channel bandwidths from 1.4MHz to 20MHz; supports FDD-LTE, TD-LTE, and
    WCDMA modes; JESD207 data interface provides a seamless radio interconnect
    between the MAX2580 and BSC9132.
  oBSC9132: Supports multimode operation that enables it to process
    LTE-FDD/TDD and HSPA+ users simultaneously. It is engineered to address
    the performance and cost requirements of up to 20MHz single sector
    LTE-FDD/TDD. The BSC9132 can process 64 simultaneous users and handles
    150Mbps downlink with 75Mbps uplink rates in 20MHz LTE-FDD/TDD mode, and
    42Mbps downlink with 11.5Mbps uplink rates in 5MHz HSPA+ mode.

Industry Commentary

  o"Freescale's highly integrated QorIQ Qonverge™ BSC9132 device provides
    dramatic improvements in performance, power, and cost in a single,
    flexible architecture," said Stephen Turnbull, Division Marketing Manager
    for Freescale's Digital Networking Group. "Our collaboration with Maxim
    has helped bring to market a highly differentiated solution for outdoor
    small cell deployments."
  o"Maxim's MAX2580 RF to Bits transceiver delivers the required RF
    performance to implement state-of-the-art LTE/3G small cell base
    stations," said William Chu, Executive Director of RF Solutions at Maxim
    Integrated. "We are excited to collaborate with Freescale and bring to
    market an innovative production-ready small cell base station design."

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Mobile World Congress 2013
The LTE/3G picocell will be on display at Maxim's stand at Mobile World
Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, on February 25-28. Maxim will be located in
Hall 6 Stand 6G100. For more information, please visit

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