DesignArt launches 4G basestation chip family1
DesignArt Networks Ltd. (Ra’anana, Israel) has announced its DAN3000 family of ICs for use in 4G LTE and IMT-Advanced basestations. The company said its chips would allow the deployment of multi-gigabit mobile radio access networks (RANs).
DesignArt, founded in 2006, deploys a multilayered multicore architecture to support four levels of communications processing, namely: basestations, radio heads, multigigabit backhaul systems, multisector macro base stations.
The DAN3000 SoC platform supports concurrent operation of 2G, 3G and 4G services up to the multisector macro basestations level. The chip also provides in-field service upgradability to LTE Advanced, the company claimed.
The DAN3000 product family is comprised of several products targeting picocells, micro base stations, macro base stations, remote radio heads (RRH), and high-capacity gigabit PtP and PtMP backhaul systems. A four-sector 20-MHz bandwidth frequency division duplex LTE basesstation can be supported on a single chip that consumes less than 5 watts. First samples will be available to selected customers in the third quarter of 2010.
"With more than one gigabit per second of wireless service capacity, the DAN3000 delivers true 4G performance, and does so based on a completely software-defined, open multi-protocol SoC architecture," said Oz Barak, CEO of DesignArt Networks, in a statement.
"We’ve packed many differentiating signal and packet processing capabilities into the DAN3000 SoC platform, and enough performance headroom into all four processing layers of the SoC architecture," said Assaf Touboul, CTO of DesignArt Networks.