ZTE launches highly integrative RF platform for 3G and LTE networks

A key highlight of the SRU2 is its ‘dual carrier aggregation mode’ allowing a single unit to support two RF carrier transmissions saving half the hardware costs of traditional RF configurations

ZTE launches highly integrative RF platform for 3G and LTE networks

ZTE has launched its next-generation radio frequency (RF) platform. The new ZXMW SRU2 (SRU2 for short) is designed to meet the growing capacity demand for mobile networks, especially the increasingly used 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) networks.

The design of the SRU2 is based on new architecture, which provides the most advanced RF performance and compact mechanical dimensions (1.14L) in the industry. The SRU2 based split microwave system is being promoted as a good solution for a high capacity transmission link. 

The SRU2 features multiple modulation schemes from quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK) to 4096 quadrature amplitude modulation (QAM), and its maximum RF bandwidth for one single channel can support up to 112MHz. 

With this kind of RF performance, one single carrier could transmit up to a 1.3Gbps service without using a cross polarisation interference canceller (XPIC) configuration. Compared with the current 2048QAM with 56MHz bandwidth solutions, the SRU2 can provide a 218% higher throughput. It is designed to meet and future-proof the requirements anticipated by LTE backhaul. 

A key highlight of the SRU2 is its ‘dual carrier aggregation mode’. With this innovative technology, one single SRU2 unit can support two RF carrier transmissions saving half the hardware costs of traditional RF configurations. 

The ultra-high integration design provides the SRU2 with one of the most compact dimension size (1.14L) in the industry and its pocket-unit format delivers convenience for engineering installation. 

The launch of the new RF platform, the SRU2, will help ZTE strengthen its competitiveness in microwave transmission technology. ZTE’s ZXMW SRU2 will be commercially available in 2016.

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