At CTIA, TI and PureWave Networks announced that they collaborated on the PureWave Constellation, a family of LTE small cell base stations designed to handle up to 1Gbps of data traffic. The base stations use TI’s KeyStone-based wireless infrastructure SoCs.
The KeyStone-based wireless infrastructure SoCs are powered by production quality 3GPP compliant LTE PHY software, based on TI’s field-proven wireless application specific libraries. They also include a full portfolio of complementary analog products such as data converters, RF products, clocks, amplifiers, SWIFT DC/DC high-density converters and other power management products, which complete the integrated solution for small cell developers, reducing system cost and development time.
The SoCs’ processing elements include TI fixed- and floating-point TMS320C66x digital signal processor (DSP) generation cores, as well as power efficient ARM Cortex RISC cores, offering PureWave Networks increased capacity and high performance at half the power consumption of traditional RISC cores.
Integrating TI’s field-proven KeyStone architecture elements for layers 2, 3 and transport processing with software components optimises design efficiencies. The remaining base station functions, including all baseband and packet processing, are handled by the DSP cores coupled with configurable wireless, network and security coprocessors.
“We are very excited to be collaborating with PureWave Networks on their innovative PureWave Constellation family of small cell products,” said Sandeep Kumar, business manager, wireless base station infrastructure, Texas Instruments. “PureWave is certainly generating buzz in this fast growing market and, by incorporating silicon and production-grade software from TI and its partners, we look forward to seeing their small cell base stations deployed in the field quickly.”
“PureWave Constellation is a family of advanced, outdoor small cell base stations which will ultimately be capable of delivering up to 1Gbps of LTE traffic. When selecting an SoC for such an ambitious platform, we looked for a field-proven vendor that could help us meet our challenging requirements of higher performance and quicker time-to-market, as well as give us the flexibility to differentiate our product offerings,” said Dan Picker, CTO, PureWave Networks. “We found that true roadmap partner in TI and its powerful KeyStone multicore architecture and will be using the architecture to its absolute full potential.”