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SOURCE Broadcom Corporation; BRCM Broadband
Single-chip Device Boosts Data Speeds to Home-based 3G Femtocells
BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress 2013 --
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced a highly integrated digital baseband processor and RF transceiver designed for 3G femtocell residential access points. With the new system-on-a-chip (SoC), mobile operator OEMs and ODMs have a powerful, low-cost, power efficient device to support small cell strategies and meet growing mobile traffic demands. Visit Broadcom @ Mobile World Congress for more news.
"As on-the-go content consumption continues to drive traffic growth, mobile operators must meet consumers' increasing demand for higher bandwidth without sacrificing quality of service," said Greg Fischer, Broadcom's Vice President and General Manager for Broadband Carrier Access. "Broadcom's BCM61630 SoCs deliver a low-power, cost-efficient device for residential small cells to leverage existing mobile infrastructure and deliver faster data speeds through a smaller form factor."
The new devices further integrate a multiband CMOS RF transceiver with GPS and full time sniffing capability while maintaining software compatibility with all previous Broadcom WCDMA physical layer and backhauling interface architectures. Embedding a high speed CPU and Broadcom's field-proven Layer 1 modem and peripherals, these devices provide a complete low power single chip solution for residential and small enterprise 3G small cell deployments.
Key Features of the BCM61630
Volume production for the BCM61630 is slated for 1H 2013.
1 ABI Research, 2013.
2 Infonetics, 2012.
3 BCM61630 delivers ultra-low power consumption 1.5W nominal (Digital Baseband, RF and Ethernet).
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