Source: picoChip press release
picoChip today disclosed further details of the industry’s first complete LTE basestation reference designs at the LTE World Summit in London. The PC8618 picocell and PC8608 femtocell platforms, respectively designed in conjunction with picoChip’s development and research partners, mimoOn and ASTRI, will enable high capacity wireless networks for enterprise, metropolitan, “hot-zone”, home and rural demands.
Targeted to run on picoChip’s established PC203 processor, launched in March 2006 and currently shipping in volume, the two designs will support both FDD (frequency division duplex) and TDD (time division duplex) modes within LTE. They reinforce picoChip’s belief that LTE is best delivered using small cells with self-configuration and self-optimization features that reduce operators’ capital and operating expenditure while maximizing the capacity and efficiency of the network.