Highly Integrated LTE small Cell Baseband Core Based on Mainstream SoC Device
20130313 - 20140912
Dr Eric Kong-Chau Tsang
LTE-R9 Small Cell Baseband Core Technology ‒ TDD and FDD, 5MHz, 10MHz and 20MHz ‒ Larger cell radius (~10km) ‒ Higher mobility (~100km/h) ‒ More advanced MIMO (2x2, 2x4, and 4x4) ‒ Dual layer beam-forming ‒ Number of users (~100) LTE-R9 Small Cell Layer1 Reference Design ‒ Physical layer simulation platform ‒ Commercial grade LTE-R9 Small Cell Layer1 reference design on a highly integrated mainstream SoC device (<=40nm) ‒ Complete test infrastructure to verify and validate 3GPP Layer 1 requirements Note: FDD: Frequency Division Duplex TDD: Time Division Duplex MIMO: Multiple Input Multiple Output
Dr Che-I, Justin Chuang Mr Jui Kuang, Ray Ho Dr Man Wai, Victor Kwan Mr Lei Xu Mr Ching Hong, Chris Leung Dr Hong Lei Zhang Dr Ho Yin, Herbert Chan Dr Eddy Chiu Dr Yin, Kevin Yang Miss Xiaoting Wu Dr Feng, Samuel Liu Mr Yan Lam, Raymond Lee Mr Yat Fai Leung Mr Kin Wai Tam Mr Wui Kin, Ken Lam Mr Bin Gong Mr Mingjie Peng Dr Jihui, Elaine Zhang Mr Xue Feng Guo Dr Wei Han Ms Mei Fan, Rebecca Choi Dr Xinyi Liu Mr Koon Man, Angus Sam Ms Angel CHEUNG Mr Huayu Zhou Dr Heung Wing Jack Hung Dr Sujie Chen Dr Xiang Chen Mr Jiewei, Jerry Ding Miss Yeuk Lan, Iris Hui Dr Chunhua Sun Dr Wang Kit, Wilson Thong Dr Yufei Wang Mr Wei Xiong Dr Yuxian, Gabby Zhang Mr Chiing Chyuan, Calvin Lee Mr Chi Chuen Yuen Mr Jason Corley Mr Benjamin K Hui
Freescale Semiconductor Hong Kong Limited (Licensing) [Sponsor] Innofidei (Hong Kong) Technology Limited 1 [Sponsor] Innofidei (Hong Kong) Technology Limited 2 [Sponsor] Innofidei (Hong Kong) Technology Limited 3 [Sponsor]
In this full project, LTE Small Cell baseband core technologies will be developed and integrated with a commercially available, mainstream, and highly integrated SoC device. LTE Small Cell is a set of base-stations including Femtocell, Picocell, Metrocell and Microcell deploying in a diverse environment. The future heterogeneous network will contain these Small Cells to enable flexible, high capacity and low cost deployment. Compared with the LTE Femtocell, the LTE Small Cell baseband core supports additional new features such as higher mobility, larger cell size and more advanced MIMO, which will be explored in this project. The deliverables of this project include an LTE Small Cell physical layer simulation platform for algorithm development and verification, an LTE Small Cell physical layer reference design implemented on a highly integrated mainstream SoC device, and a complete test infrastructure to verify and validate the reference design against the 3GPP standard requirements. ASTRI has become a global leading solution provider of LTE Rel-8/Rel-9 Femtocell core technologies. This project extends our leadership from LTE Femtocell to LTE Small Cell which has much larger market. This also creates a competitive edge for local/regional design houses, silicon suppliers and equipment manufacturers and helps them to have an excellent position in LTE market. Therefore, many companies have shown their strong interests in transferring technologies to be developed from this project: Innofidei (Hong Kong) Technology and Freescale Semiconductor Hong Kong have already decided to contribute to this project. Many other companies such as Sunnada, Mindspeed, Rohde & Schwar, 21 Vianet, FiberHome, Centron are also aggressively discussing with ASTRI regarding transfer and/or leverage the technologies developed from this project.