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Public Access Femtocell Solution Enables 32 Channels for Simultaneous Voice, HSPA+ Data

Tue, 09/14/2010 - 9:19am
femtocell system on chippicoChip unveiled the PC333, a System-on-Chip (SoC) device specifically designed to extend the femtocell into the realm of public access infrastructure such as metro femto, rural femto and strand-mounted systems. The PC333 SoC is asserted to be the first femtocell chip to support 32 channels (scalable to 64) for simultaneous voice and HSPA+ data, the first to support MIMO, the first to support soft-handover and the first to conform to the Local Area Basestation (LABS) standard. The chip enables small basestations for urban hot-spots, city-centers or public access to be made and deployed a low cost. LABS is the 3GPP definition for systems with higher performance than home-basestations, allowing higher capacity, 120 km/h mobility and +24 dBm output power for greater than 2 km range. The PC333 supports 32 channels, each with both voice and HSPA+ data and, with the company’s smartSignaling technology, in excess of 400 simultaneous smartphone users. Two of the devices can also be cascaded to support 64 active channels.

picoChip
44 1225 469 744, www.picochip.com
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