Interphase Introduces the iSPAN® 36702 Wireless Base Station AdvancedMC®Interphase, Wintegra, Xilinx & Aricent collaborate on innovative, low-cost LTE base station
PLANO, Texas – January 25, 2010 – Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH), a leading global provider of solutions for converged communications networks, is pleased to announce the iSPAN 36702 Wireless Base Station Module. It supports all of the functions of a Wireless Base Station except the radio and is designed for use in 4G networks, including the LTE eNodeB and next generation WiMAX base stations. The iSPAN 36702 integrates LTE technology from Wintegra, Xilinx, and Aricent® for eNodeB solutions and is easily tailored to our customer’s needs for a variety of wireless broadband applications. Interphase offers professional integration services to help our customers modify any of these solutions to meet their stringent requirements, regardless of the application.
“The iSPAN 36702 represents a major step forward in reducing the size and cost of wireless base stations while reducing the time to market for base station developers by providing an off-the-shelf hardware solution,” said Marc DeVinney, vice president of Engineering at Interphase. “With the addition of a radio module, a complete wireless base station can be integrated into a very compact solution. For serving a larger user count, the iSPAN 36702 can be combined with a processor AdvancedMC (AMC) such as the Interphase iSPAN 36CA or iSPAN 36MC2 to easily scale."
The iSPAN 36702 is ideal for use in small wireless base stations serving up to 100 users in a single sector such as Picocells and Enterprise Femtocells. It supports:
- Wireless Control (MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC) and LTE Protocols (S1-AP, X2-AP)
- Backhaul and Air interface security processing
- Wireless Baseband (LTE PHY)
- Radio Interface
“The iSPAN 36702 solves a growing need of OEMs to provide scalable, modular base station designs that also meet very aggressive cost, power, and time-to-market requirements,” said Colin Alexander, Director of Wireless Marketing at Wintegra. “This single card design from Interphase provides full “IP to IQ” capability in a manner that can scale from small picocells to micro or macro LTE base stations, and does so in a very compact and flexible form factor.”
The iSPAN 36702 features three Optical Interfaces on the front panel for CPRI/OBSAI Baseband interfaces or Gigabit Ethernet interfaces and up to 11 Serdes links on the AMC connector for a combination of Gigabit Ethernet, Serial RapidIO and PCI-Express™ links. It is powered by the Wintegra™ WinPath3™ Network Processor, Xilinx® Virtex®-6 FPGA, and Aricent’s industry-proven 4G software framework solution. The Network Processor provides traffic policing and shaping, protocol conversion, and switching capability. The WinPath3 also implements the MAC layer and provides two MIPS core processors that are used to host Aricent’s eNodeB framework, which provides Layer 3/RRM application functionality. The Virtex-6 provides the baseband PHY which is tightly integrated with the WinPath3 MAC Layer.
“Aricent is very excited to be part of the LTE ecosystem with partners such as Interphase, Wintegra and Xilinx” said C.P. Murali, senior vice president at Aricent. “Building on Aricent’s success in the Base Station evolution from GSM to HSPA, Aricent continues to play a significant role in architecting next generation of LTE Base Stations, with a number of design wins in this space.”
In addition to this Wireless Base Station module, Interphase provides experienced design services to expertly handle custom wireless projects. Learn more now about how Interphase can help you with your high-speed wireless application.
To make an appointment to see the iSPAN 36702 at the 2010 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 15-18, or for iSPAN 36702 pricing and availability, please contact us.
Interphase Corporation (NASDAQ: INPH) delivers solutions for network connectivity, interworking, packet processing, LTE, and security for key applications for the communications, Mil/Aero, and enterprise markets. Founded in 1974, Interphase provides expert customization services and contract manufacturing in addition to its COTS portfolio, and plays a leadership role in next generation AdvancedTCA(R) (ATCA), AdvancedMC(TM) (AMC), PCI-x, and PCIe standards and solutions. Interphase is headquartered in Plano, Texas, with sales offices across the globe. Clients include Alcatel-Lucent, Emerson Network Power, Fujitsu Ltd., Hewlett Packard, Samsung, and Sun Microsystems. Visit www.iphase.com.