256 QAM 80 GHz small cell backhaul modem IP
Part of the company’s SmartCORE IP portfolio, the small cell backhaul modem IP consumes less than 5 W of power at 1+Gbps data rates. The company claims that by leveraging the 256 QAM millimeter wave modem IP, wireless OEMs can achieve quicker time-to-market at lower cost while maintaining flexibility and platform scalability for future generation of products.
“With more than 250 LTE networks rolled out globally today and 1 Billion connections expected to be established by 2017, we are in a period of unprecedented data growth, where wireless backhaul has a prominent role” said Tarmo Pihl, wireless marketing director for Xilinx.
“The 256 QAM millimeter wave modem IP will scale from 1+Gbps data rates today, to 10 Gbps in the future, and is designed to support the major shift and growth in mobile broadband traffic”, Pihl added in a statement.
Several IP configurations are supported such as a modem with either RS FEC or LDPC FEC, CPRI for fronthaul or 10GbE interface for backhaul, and JESD204B for new converter devices. The modem supports hitless and errorless adaptive modulation, analog imperfection compensation, TDD and FDD multiplexing technologies with higer layer protocol interface, and granular channel bandwidths. The low DSP latency makes this an ideal fit for wireless fronthaul applications with very stringent latency requirements.
The 256 QAM millimeter wave modem IP solution is available now for select customers and general availability is expected by Q3 CY14.