DesignArt Networks Unveils Next-Generation Mobile Broadband Backhaul Solution1
BARCELONA, Spain--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mobile broadband SoC maker DesignArt Networks today unveiled a ground breaking NLOS backhaul solution for the mobile infrastructure. Dense cellular deployments are becoming a critical element of the evolving wireless broadband architecture, affecting capital and operational expenses, time-to-market, and customer experience. DesignArt brings to market the industry’s only high-capacity, SLA-grade, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) PtP and PtMP wireless backhaul capability, ideal to connect new cellular sites. Mobile operators can deploy low-cost micro- and picocell base stations in a cost-effective manner, providing the coverage and capacity density required for the transition to advanced 3G and future 4G services.
“The RAN infrastructure has evolved to the point that it can no longer be confined to existing cell towers, and needs to expand to new sites. As such, next-generation mobile network operators need carrier-grade backhaul solutions that are low-cost and can reliably cope with the cell density, service capacity, and service quality requirements of HSPA, WiMAX and LTE deployments,” said Oz Barak, CEO of DesignArt Networks. “Previous wireless backhaul solutions simply do not support these key requirements, and have, in fact, impeded the transition to an advanced 3G and 4G service architecture.”
DesignArt Networks’ backhaul solution is a turn-key software application for the DAN2400 open SoC platform, resulting in ultra-compact, single-chip solutions that are ideally suited for wall-side, pole-mounted or even indoor deployments of compact base stations. The expanded footprint of emerging 3G and 4G networks calls for reliable high-capacity wireless backhaul with robust NLOS performance. DesignArt’s solution utilizes advanced PHY and signal processing techniques, such as MIMO, 256QAM modulation and high-capacity turbo coding, delivering up to 10 bps/Hz of Ethernet data throughput.
“We foresee wireless radio access networks becoming denser as flat rate 3G data services are broadly adopted. 4G will be deployed including the use of compact micro- and picocells to improve service capacity and indoor coverage,” said Andy Fuertes of Visant Strategies. “With per-cell capacity increasing at the same time by factors, the transition to next generation 3G and future 4G mobile services requires a substantial increase in backhaul connectivity. DesignArt Networks is offering an interesting alternative, enabling low-cost, carrier-grade, wireless NLOS connectivity for new expanding cell sites, which will help facilitate deployment of needed indoor coverage and service capacity. This approach has to be included in an operator’s box of tools.”
DesignArt Networks’ backhaul solution is delivered as a complete hardware and software reference design package, based on the acclaimed DAN2400 open SoC platform, providing drastically optimized time-to-market and reduced development and life cycle costs for mobile equipment vendors. Vendors benefit from a single R&D framework delivering a full range of PtP, PtMP and multi-hop backhaul solutions, suitable for licensed and unlicensed applications in sub-6GHz bands.
About DesignArt Networks
DesignArt Networks LTD is the leading supplier of highly integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for the evolving mobile broadband network. Based on a unique targeted multi-core architecture, the DAN open SoC platform integrates, in a single-chip silicon product, all processing sub-systems required for the design of complete 4G base stations, enhanced with high-capacity self-backhaul and networking capabilities. DesignArt provides a single system development framework, including full-featured software applications, suitable for any type and form factor of base and relay stations, as well as high-capacity, carrier-grade PtP and PtMP backhaul systems.
Vendors benefit from the low-cost of a 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 optional self-backhaul capabilities. Carrier-grade NLOS backhaul and relay solutions enable flexible low-cost cell site selection – substantially lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the evolving RAN infrastructure. www.designartnetworks.com