TEKTELIC Communications and mimoOn demonstrated a complete LTE small cell base station at the recent Small Cell World Summit in London (4-6 June 2013).
TEKTELIC Communications is a designer of 3G and 4G small cell base stations, wireless backhaul systems, high power radios and power amplifiers, while mimoOn is an LTE software vendor for small cells and terminals.
The TEKTELIC 2220 LTE micro eNodeB is a fully featured small cell outdoor base station, aimed at public and private operators, emergency first responders, as well as military tactical communication networks.
It is based on the Texas Instruments TMS320TCI6614 communications infrastructure SoC (software on a chip), which delivers up to 4.8GHz of DSP (digital signal processing) processing power through its KeyStone multicore architecture.
The 2220 LTE micro eNodeB utilizes a highly integrated software defined radio (SDR) architecture and strikes a practical balance between Tx output power, size, weight, performance and cost. The design can be leveraged for NLOS (non-line of sight) backhaul applications with the appropriate Physical Layer and MAC.
Pre-integrated on TEKTELIC’s 2220 LTE micro eNodeB are mimoOn’s physical layer (mi!SmallCellPHY), protocol stack (mi!SmallCellSTACK) and advanced scheduler (mi!SmallCellSPECTRUM), which have been licensed by leading small cell product developers around the globe.
mimoOn’s developers average over ten years experience each in wireless product development and have used this extensive experience to architect high-performing, customizable and robust software products.
Brian Meads, VP marketing of mimoOn, said: ‘Customers can enter the LTE small cell market with aggressive schedules due to the combination of this pre-integrated solution. They can take advantage of the investment TEKTELIC and mimoOn have made over the past years with top tier infrastructure vendors without sacrificing product differentiation.’
‘The 2220 LTE micro eNodeB complete system combined with the integrated mimoOn PHY and software stacks enables system integrators to deliver complete outdoor solutions to the market quickly and cost effectively. The system is flexible and can support both access and backhaul applications depending on the software,’ stated David Tholl, CTO at TEKTELIC Communications.