Xilinx Launches Fully Adaptive Gbps Class Point-to-Point Microwave Modem IP for Backhaul Applications

 Xilinx Launches Fully Adaptive Gbps Class Point-to-Point Microwave Modem IP
                          for Backhaul Applications

1024QAM microwave modem IP solution combines fully programmable hardware and
API software for next-generation intelligent broadband wireless solutions

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013

SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX)
announced today the availability of its new Gigabit class 1024QAM
point-to-point (PtP) microwave modem IP (intellectual property) for backhaul
applications. Designed with significant input from Tier 1 OEMs and powered by
Xilinx's 28nm All Programmable devices, this modem solution represents a
tremendous opportunity for wireless OEMs to incorporate differentiated,
flexible and programmable capabilities in their cost-sensitive and
performance-driven microwave backhaul platforms.


Mobile backhaul is a critical CAPEX focus area for carriers worldwide as they
upgrade their networks to support the hyper growth in mobile broadband
traffic. This is driving OEMs to shorten development cycles to quickly bring
to market high performance, scalable and flexible backhaul platforms to take
advantage of this opportunity.

"OEMs will benefit from pre-integrated PtP modem solution IP on Xilinx's All
Programmable logic silicon and embedded processor SoCs with total cost of
ownership and time-to-market advantages," said Sunil Kar, senior director,
wireless communications at Xilinx. "With unprecedented levels of hardware and
software programmability, the 1024QAM modem IP enables our OEMs to develop
generation ahead backhaul platforms with exceptional bandwidth capacity, low
latency and low power."

The 1024QAM modem IP solution incorporates all the key features and
capabilities that OEMs require to accelerate development of wireless solutions
that consume as much as 30 percent less power and which have potential total
bill-of-materials (BOM) reduction of up to 30 percent – when compared to
ASSP-based products. Ideal for point-to-point outdoor deployments, the modem
supports legacy interfaces such as multiple E1/T1 and SDH as well as Gigabit
Ethernet interfaces. The data rates are scalable to 1 Gbps in a single
polarization and 2 Gbps in dual polarized mode. Increased phase noise
tolerance enables the cost of equipment to be optimized and the ability to
exploit the benefits of higher order modulations in the field. Key features
include supporting modulation from QPSK up to 1024QAM, channel spacing from
3.5 -112 MHz, Adaptive Modulation, Adaptive Digital Pre-distortion, Forward
Error Correction, I/Q imbalance correction, automatic frequency recovery,
hybrid Decision Directed Equalizer, integrated payload and configuration

At the heart of the 1024QAM modem IP solution is Xilinx's All Programmable 7
series devices, built on the state-of-the-art 28nm High Performance, Low-Power
(HPL) process technology to deliver breakout performance, capacity and system
integration while optimizing price, performance and power consumption.

The 1024QAM modem IP solution is available now for select customers and
general availability is expected by May 2013. For more information, please
visit http://www.xilinx.com/products/intellectual-property/MBH-1024RS.htm.

About Xilinx
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ICs. These industry-leading devices are coupled with a next-generation design
environment and IP to serve a broad range of customer needs, from programmable
logic to programmable systems integration. For more information, visit



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