Baseband company claims it is first to support new LTE femtocell APIs
October 19, 2010 // Phil Ling
picoChip has announced that it is the first company to support the newly announced Femto Forum LTE application programming interfaces (APIs). The new APIs help developers of LTE femtocells integrate subsystems from different suppliers reducing integration cost and time, and accelerating development of femtocells and other 'small cell' basestations which are critically important for LTE network deployment.
This new Femto Forum initiative addresses three fundamental LTE femtocell functions: The interface from baseband to radio; scheduling (to assign packets to frequency and time slots); and network monitoring (to minimize interference with the macro network and optimize femtocell coverage).
The APIs are said to enable vendors like picoChip to differentiate with unique approaches to the various key areas, while helping ensure their solutions are compatible with other compliant femtocell components and subsystems.
The LTE APIs have been defined over the past two years with contributions from many companies, including picoChip as one of the key participants. picoChip's Dr Clare Somerville acted as co-editor and was shortlisted for the 2010 Femto Forum Award for Individual Contribution in recognition of her role in the project.
The new APIs are already fully supported by picoChip's PC8608/9 LTE products, which form the basis of the system level products the company has developed with partners.
Harman continues shopping spree with two software takeovers
January 26, 2015
Infotainment giant Harman International has signed takeover agreements with Red Bend Software and Symphony Teleca. The investment ...
Pinpointing perovskite's ability to produce cheaper solar energy
Nanostructures key to organic solar cell efficiencies?
Essess completes Street View with IR heat maps
Technology available, application wanted
Open source to flood IT in 2015
January 23, 2015
Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, predicts that the next two years will see the majority ...
Asia leads automotive innovation
Samsung, Apple dominated chip buying in 2014
French startup expands 3D to the room
- Sensing Elements for Current Measurements
- Investigating Die attach Failure in IGBTs using Power Cycling Tests
- Power Semiconductor Failure Diagnosis using Thermal Characterization and Power Cycling
- Top 5 Trends in Product Development and Test Engineering
InterviewCEO interview: Bosch's IoT startup is all about the system
Thorsten Mueller, CEO of Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH (Reutlingen, Germany), has been guiding the latest startup subsidiary of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2013 when he started the initiative ...
Filter WizardCheck out the Filter Wizard Series of articles by Filter Guru Kendall Castor-Perry which provide invaluable practical Analog Design guidelines.
Linear video channel
READER OFFERRead more
To ensure you have a good start in 2015, Freescale is giving away five of its QorIQ TWR-LS1021A Tower system modules, worth USD269 each, for EETimes Europe's readers to win.
The module is the most feature-rich and high-performance Tower system offered by Freescale, enabling compatibility and interoperability with the growing list of Tower expansion modules, offering an easily accessible...MORE INFO AND LAST MONTH' WINNERS...
December 15, 2011 | Texas instruments | 222901974
Unique Ser/Des technology supports encrypted video and audio content with full duplex bi-directional control channel over a single wire interface.