Broadcom addresses 4G LTE mobile backhaul requirements with new SoC series

Telecom Lead Europe:Broadcom, a provider of semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, has launched a new high modulation microwave system-on-a-chip (SoC) series optimized for high-speed wireless connectivity in 4G LTE networks.The BCM85625 Series features the industry’s highest modulation of 4K-QAM and enables 50 percent higher capacity, allowing telecom operators to more efficiently deliver broadband services, Broadcom said.

With wireless traffic on a constant growth trajectory, carriers are challenged to backhaul high-bandwidth data services from cell sites to the core network.

Infonetics Research says macrocell backhaul equipment market will grow steadily over the next several years with cumulative spending to reach $44 billion by 2016 with another $5 billion for outdoor small cell backhaul equipment. The accelerating data requirement is driving the market of macrocell backhaul equipment, the research said.

Broadcom’s BCM85625 SoC helps providers meet the demand for higher performance microwave for backhaul traffic from growing numbers of small cells. The multi-core SoC maximizes throughput capacity and spectrum efficiency by integrating full cross-polarization interference cancellation (XPIC) and multi-channel functionality.

“With dramatic improvements in modulation and the industry’s highest level of integration, the BCM85625 SoC series delivers 50 percent more capacity, allowing carriers to more efficiently manage high-bandwidth broadband services,” said Dan Charash, Broadcom  senior director and general manager, Microwave.

“When combined with our BCM85810, Broadcom is the first to deliver a complete baseband and radio frequency solution to satisfy current and future data requirements and increase capacity in the mobile backhaul,” Charash added.

The BCM85625 series is now sampling with volume production slated for Q2 2013.

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