WiMAX SoC Supports Base Stations
Using Fujitsu 65 nm process technology, Fujitsu’s MB86K81 802.16e WiMAX base station SoC offers support for femto, pico, and micro base station architectures. The scalable component incorporates PHY and MAC features along with the analog and digital radio control, and analog circuits required for base station products to pass Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 certification requirements. An on-chip processing unit delivers the power needed to handle all functions of a femto base station, and an additional processor can be connected vis a PCI host interface to handle larger demands. The SoC presents a range of commonly-used interfaces with power requirements of ~2 W to support 10 users with 7 simultaneous flows, each with enhanced support for self-organizing networks and on-chip IPSec support for non-secure, back-haul traffic applications. A white paper covering the SoC can be seen at: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/services/edevices/microelectronics/broadbandwireless/whitepaper/mobiledeployment.html.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.