Single-SoC Solutions for Compact BTS and RRH Applications
Mon, 06/21/2010 - 5:27am
DesignArt Networks has released the first two members of its next-generation DAN3000 open SoC family. With the DAN3400 and DAN3100 SoCs, DesignArt provides system vendors with a complete end-to-end development framework for any type of base station product, enabling single-SoC solutions ranging from picocell access points to large-scale distributed MacroBTS applications. The DAN3400 is the flagship SoC of DesignArt?s new technology platform. The unique and patented multi-layer, multi-core architecture of the DAN3400 is comprised of two completely software-defined high-performance sub-systems - an embedded base station and a digital front-end design for high-output RF applications. The DAN3100 offers a targeted solution for digital radio designs, e.g. multi-carrier, multi-mode remote radio head (RRH) products. In combination, the DAN3400 and the DAN3100 is believed to be the only available end-to-end distributed base station silicon solutions on the market, ranging from low-cost distributed MicroBTS, up to the most powerful distributed MacroBTS systems. Vendors can use both versions of the pin-compatible SoC family, turning any RRH design instantly into a single-box macrocell Compact BTS with the same RF output power.