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SOURCE Maxim Integrated
The picocell base station design integrates a Freescale BSC9132 multi-core baseband processor and Maxim MAX2580 small cell RF transceiver to deliver LTE/3G coverage with 1W+ antenna output.
SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Integrated, Inc. (NASDAQ: MXIM) and Freescale Semiconductor® have collaborated to showcase a comprehensive LTE/3G picocell base station at the 2013 Mobile World Congress. This innovative small cell base station platform design is field deployable by mobile operators and also serves as a production-ready reference design to accelerate time to market for equipment manufacturers.
Ideal for outdoor public access or enterprise small cell applications, the LTE/3G picocell brings together a Freescale BSC9132 base station SoC card, a Maxim MAX2580 RF transceiver card, RF power amplifiers, and network management cards-all in a passively cooled enclosure and weighing in at 6.8kg. The BSC9132 features two Power Architecture e500 cores and two StarCore® DSP cores, along with Freescale's high-performance MAPLE-B2P baseband accelerator platform. The MAX2580 is an RF to Bits®, high-dynamic-performance LTE/3G radio transceiver. The BSC9132 and MAX2580 work seamlessly to deliver a complete multi-band, multi-standard small cell solution.
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Mobile World Congress 2013
The LTE/3G picocell will be on display at Maxim's stand at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, on February 25-28. Maxim will be located in Hall 6 Stand 6G100. For more information, please visit http://www.mobileworldcongress.com.
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