TD-LTE Femto BTS Baseband Core
20090625 - 20101224
Dr Henry Hui Ye
The project deliverables are listed in the following. • L1 Simulation platform for TD-LTE Femto BTS Support full L1 functions for TD-LTE Femto BTS Extendable to support FDD and micro/macro BTS Platform design documents Entire simulation platform (Matlab code) with developed functional blocks Simulation results compared with standard requirements • Physical Layer reference design for TD-LTE using low cost hardware platform Full L1 functions including advanced MIMO, SC-OFDMA, HARQ and AMC Running on low cost hardware platform System design documents with architecture specification • Jointly defined API with 3rd party software vendor Support both TDD and FDD Fully Compliant with 3GPP LTE Specifications • Simplified MAC Including UL/DL MAC scheduling Software protocol for demonstration purpose • Demonstration software Supports real time video stream Supports HDTV transmission • Over-the-air demonstration • At least 3 patent Applications. • Project Final Report • This project can get no less than HK$3,600,000 industry contribution from industry partners and customers.
picoChip (Beijing) Technology limited [Sponsor]
In this full project, a baseband core for TD-LTE Femto basestation (BTS) would be developed. Key areas in TD-LTE system implementation, such as Very fine Doppler estimation, SC-FDMA demodulator, Multi-User MIMO pilot separation and common API to third party MAC and protocol stack, will be explored. Reference designs and TD-LTE Femto BTS baseband IP will be delivered as the achievements of this project. Along with these, the wireless communication R&D talents trained in this project will benefit the local as well as greater China industry in strengthening their competitiveness in the world market. This project will have significant impacts and benefits to the local industry. LTE has been selected by most of the operators in the world as the evolution of their cellular networks. It represents a huge market with more than 3 billion users. TD-LTE, which is one of the two modes defined in LTE, is not only widely accepted by worldwide operators but is also regarded as the evolution of China’s own 3G standard i.e. TD-SCDMA by China Government and China Mobile who would provide fully support. Femto BTS, which can provide service to small coverage area with self-configuration and self-optimization features, has the advantages of reducing operator’s capital and operating expenditure while maximizing the capacity and efficiency of the network. According ABI research’s estimation, there would be 102 million users and 32 million Femto BTS by year 2011. This project would generate world-first reference designs for TD-LTE Femto BTS. Early availability of reference designs for TD-LTE Femto BTS will create a competitive edge for local design houses, equipment venders and OEM/ODM manufacturers and help them to have an excellent position in TD-LTE world market. With the control of core technology, the competitiveness of local industries would be greatly improved.