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Basestation Processors Exploit Unique Multimode Platform

The QorIQ Qonverge wireless base station processor family is built on Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge multimode platform. The PSC9132 system-on-chip (SoC) for picocell and PSC9130/31 SoCs for femtocell base stations share a single, scalable architecture that simultaneously supports multiple air interfaces. The platform allows OEMs to reuse software regardless of cell size. The first available QorIQ Qonverge processors are the PSC9130/31 femtocell SoCs for eight to 16 simultaneous users and PSC9132 picocell/enterprise SoC devices for up to 100 simultaneous users. They support a range of air interfaces including LTE (FDD/TDD), WCDMA (HSPA+), WiMAX, UMTS and CDMA. They also integrate glueless RFIC communication and antennae interfaces, eliminating the need for additional chips. The PSC913x family also provides support for GPS synchronization and 2G/3G sniffing in a single device. Freescale is sampling QorIQ Qonverge products to select customers with general sampling coming online in the fourth quarter. FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR INC., Austin, TX. (800) 521-6274.

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