Modem and Networking SoC Achieves 1.25 Gbps for 4G-LTE Microwave Backhaul
Thu, 10/20/2011 - 8:05am
Broadcom Corporation announced its BCM85620 system-on-a-chip (SoC). Designed to address the need for higher bandwidth in mobile backhaul, the BCM85620 represents the industry’s first solution to deliver Gigabit bandwidth and beyond and is the first SoC to combine a baseband modem and network processor in one chip, according to the company. With high integration, the company asserts theBCM85620 combines the functionality of up to 10 off-the-shelf application-specific standard parts (ASSPs) into one SoC. With enhanced radio performance and advanced networking capabilities, the BCM85620 provides radio-optimized traffic delivery, including robust clock delivery over packet transport needed for network synchronization. Coupled with 1.25 Gbps throughput and what is said to be 25 percent higher capacity than existing solutions, the BCM85620 enables wireless backhaul systems to support the demanding requirements of 4G/LTE networks.