TI introduces new multi-standard SoC for ultra-high capacity small cell


Telecom Lead Team:
Texas Instruments has unveiled the TMS320TCI6636 wireless infrastructure
System-on-Chip (SoC), which is an ideal mix of processing elements for both
ultra-high capacity small cell and macro base stations.


The company is showcasing its wireless infrastructure
System-on-Chip (SoC) along with the whole product range at MWC in Barcelona,


TI’s scalable TMS320TCI6636 delivers
breakthrough performance, simultaneous 3G and 4G coverage and capacity
expansion features that wireless operators and their users will love. For more
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Developers of wireless base stations only stand to
benefit as TI’s TCI6636 shines in performance, scalability and power
efficiency. As I’ve said before, TI -just gets it’ as they continue to deliver
innovative devices based on their powerful KeyStone platform,” said Stéphane
Téral, principal analyst of mobile infrastructure and carrier economics,
Infonetics Research.


TI’s TCI6636 is the first LTE Advanced
(LTE-A) ready SoC, supporting 40 MHz LTE, offering an ideal high
performance solution for small cell base stations.


It also serves as a WCDMA/LTE macro controller
device capable of supporting a multi-sector macro base station.


The TCI6636 also supports simultaneous dual-mode, easing
operators’ migration from 2G to 3G to 4G and
loweringCAPEX/OPEX costs.


The TCI6636 embeds with integral ARM Cortex
-A15 RISC cores and full featured packet and security processing,
which make it a macro cell controller, capable of supporting multi-sector macro
base stations and replacing expensive and power hungry network


For network operations currently using base band
processors, such as TI’s TMS320TCI6618 SoC, the TCI6636 becomes the controller
complementing its companion processors.


Recently, Texas Instruments launched its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC),
aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and
fitness, security, entertainment and home automation.


The SoC offers a 33 percent reduction in power
consumption compared to TI’s CC2540 SoC when transmitting at 1 milliwatt output
power, while maintaining robust RF performance. 


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