Lattics partners Azcom Technology to offer programmable low-power HetNet solutions

Lattics partners Azcom Technology to offer programmable low-power HetNet solutions

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In collaboration with Azcom Technology, the Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio enables system designers to implement best-in-class solutions for connectivity, control path and power management while accelerating their development with system-level reference designs for multi-mode LTE small cells.

The Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio enables designers of small cells, low-power remote radio heads, distributed antenna systems, and active antennas, to achieve the lowest BOM, power consumption and smallest footprint for the connectivity, control path and power management functions of their systems. Complementing the ASICs and SOCs used for complex data path functions, Lattice’s FPGAs, CPLDs and programmable power management devices meet requirements for small form factor, low-cost and ultra-low power.  

“FPGA technology like LatticeECP3 devices which can support key connectivity interfaces such as CPRI, JESD207 and others in a small, low-power footprint, are a major enabler for a new generation of mobile infrastructure equipment,” said Ajit Singh, CEO at Azcom Technology. “Hardware programmability to cope with the many interoperability requirements and complex network environments is a must for developers as the HetNet market continues to evolve.”

Combined with soft IP for connectivity, control path and data path functions optimized for low complexity HetNet applications, the LatticeECP3, MachXO2 and MachXO3 FPGA families, Lattice power management devices and Azcom reference platform give developers everything they need for affordable innovation of HetNet systems.

With up to 16 3.2 Gbps serdes channels, LatticeECP3 FPGAs offer a low cost connectivity solution for implementing interface protocols such as CPRI, JESD204B, SRIO, PCI Express, Ethernet and others.

With  ultra-low power, small footprint packages, built-in security features and high I/O-to-logic ratio, MachXO2 and MachXO3 FPGAs offer the perfect instant-on solution for quickly implementing system control and glue logic functions including timing offload, I/O expansion and bridging.

The Platform Manager and Power Manager II families offer programmable, high precision and integrated power management solutions for board level functions including power supply sequencing, monitoring, voltage measurement and power-ride-through control for brown out protection, a key requirement for small cells.

The Azcom ngSCBP baseband board is a 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)  Release 9 compliant dual mode LTE/HSPA+ small cell baseband platform, with on board LatticeECP3-70 FPGA implementing CPRI interface management, GPS interface control, glue logic etc.

The Azcom ngSCBP- RF board provides simultaneous support for LTE and HSPA+ from 700 MHz to 2.6 GHz, up to 4×4 MIMO and 27dBm output power, with on board LatticeECP3-150 FPGA implementing digital front end (DFE) functions such as CPRI, multicarrier DUC/DDC, CFR, NCO and JESD207.

The Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio is supported by the Lattice Diamond software. Optimized for Lattice’s low and ultra-low density FPGAs, the software comprises leading-edge design and implementation tools optimized to allow electronic system designers to meet their power, size, and cost goals.


Devices, IP, demos as well as a complete integrated RF board from Azcom are available.

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