Xilinx and TEKTELIC Reduce Cellular Radio Infrastructure Development Time with
Scalable IP and High Performance Transceiver
Streamlined development of 2G, 3G and 4G radio access systems with high
performance analog wideband transceiver and advanced radio IP
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Xilinx, Inc., (NASDAQ: XLNX)
today announced the availability of a high performance development solution
for designing next-generation heterogeneous wireless networks, such as
high-end picocells, microcells, macrocells, and active antenna arrays.
Wireless system designers using TEKTELIC's high performance, high dynamic
range, wideband transceiver with Xilinx's scalable radio IP cores greatly
increase design team productivity to help customers move a generation ahead.
The availability of the Xilinx® scalable digital front end (DFE) IP cores
covering Digital Up and Down (DUC/DDC) Conversion, Crest Factor Reduction
(CFR) and Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) operating on a standard Xilinx FMC
evaluation board connected to TEKTELIC's wideband radio transceiver allows
equipment designers to evaluate Xilinx's radio IP with their power amplifier
equipment, or prototype and develop their own IP on Xilinx devices. TEKTELIC's
transceiver provides a high performance RF and mixed signal transmitter and an
observation receiver that supports all cellular air interface standards,
including the challenging Multi-Carrier GSM standard.
"The combination of the DFE IP and transceiver enables customers to rapidly
develop solutions for emerging heterogeneous wireless networks where
requirements differ based on whether the system is a picocell, microcell,
macrocell or active antenna array," said David Hawke, director of wireless
product marketing at Xilinx. "The IP can uniquely scale to meet these
requirements to offer low cost, low power and high performance in 28nm
silicon, while offering a significant time-to-market advantage through reduced
With a large number of base stations being developed worldwide, coupled with
multiple air interface standards, and many geographic frequencies, OEMs are
looking for ways to lower costs, increase flexibility, leverage scalability
and get to market quickly. The TEKTELIC high performance wideband transceiver
supports Class 1 MC-GSM up to 60 MHz transmission bandwidth, allowing
customers to rapidly prototype these high performance multi-mode systems.
"Increasing RF performance and bandwidth are key to future radio system
design, but it is a significant challenge to achieve the high performance
demanded by MC-GSM over such wide bandwidths demanded by present Multi-RAT
systems. MC-GSM in particular requires dynamic range exceeding those of 3G and
4G systems," said David Tholl, CTO at TEKTELIC. "TEKTELIC's new wideband
transceiver has achieved class leading performance to enable rapid development
of these high performance systems in conjunction with Xilinx boards and IP."
Visit the TEKTELIC website for technical detail and purchase information for
the Radio Development Board. To learn more about the Xilinx Radio IP visit
About TEKTELIC Communications
TEKTELIC Communications develops leading edge small cell wireless Base
Stations, wireless Backhaul Systems, high power Radios and Power Amplifiers
that address 3G and 4G Service Provider coverage and rapidly growing data
requirements. TEKTELIC'S innovative products include very compact form factor
Base Stations, wireless Backhaul Systems, high power and high efficiency
Remote Radio Heads (RRHs), Shelf Mount Radios (SMR), and Power Amplifiers.
TEKTELIC products are differentiated by high quality, and compact size making
them easy to deploy and simple to maintain.
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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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Silvia E. Gianelli
SOURCE Xilinx, Inc.
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