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Posted: Mar 02, 2011

DesignArt Networks Delivers Low-Cost Multi-Protocol SoC

(Nanowerk News) As DesignArt Networks introduces its ground-breaking 40nm DAN3000 SoC family with the launch of five distinct SoC chips, the company today announced its third base station SoC platform the DAN3300.
The DAN3300 is a multi-protocol base station SoC for low-cost, high-performance femto- and picocell access points for 3G or LTE deployments. The DAN3300 is the only future-proof low-cost single-SoC solution on the market, with full for 4G LTE performance targeting the small cell layer of a heterogeneous 4G network with a focus on indoor deployment.
"The DAN3300 is driven by a cost-optimized version of DesignArt's powerful baseband technology, augmented with multi-protocol hardware acceleration for high-capacity in- and outdoor W-CDMA or LTE picocell access points," said Assaf Touboul, DesignArt Networks CTO. "Consuming less than 4 Watts, the DAN3300 supports full 4G performance and antenna array signal processing capabilities, using four transmit and four receive paths, and delivers up to 300 Mbps of total service capacity to up to 128 subscribers."
The DAN3300 integrates all base station processing layers with a digital RF front-end, enabling glue-less connectivity to any RF-IC chip, offering the most cost-effective single-chip design options. The SoC drives a 4x4 antenna array ready for advanced LTE features, such as interference cancellation or MU-MIMO.
"For indoor deployments, operators are looking for high-performance, yet cost-effective picocell solutions," said Will Strauss, President of Forward Concepts. "With the DAN3300 DesignArt offers a multi-protocol SoC platform for low-cost, single-chip mobile access points, ideal for deployments in enterprise offices, public hot spots, or large buildings."
About DesignArt Networks
DesignArt Networks Ltd is the leading supplier of highly integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) infrastructure solutions for the evolving 3G and 4G mobile radio access network infrastructure (RAN). Based on their unique multi-layer, multi-core architecture, DAN open SoC platforms integrate in a single chip all four processing layers required for the design of any type of wireless network infrastructure product, ranging from base stations, radio heads, backhaul systems, up to fully integrated multi-sector 4G base station systems with zero-cost self-backhaul on a single chip. DesignArt provides a single powerful integrated system development framework, including full-featured and trial-ready software applications. Vendors benefit from the resulting low-cost, yet powerful and flexible product portfolio, while drastically reducing R&D and life-cycle expenses, and optimizing time-to-market. Operators benefit from best-of-breed, yet compact RAN equipment with an absolute minimum of power consumption. For more information, visit
Source: DesignArt Networks (press release)
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