Xilinx unveils new 1024QAM microwave modem IP solution
Mar 04, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Xilinx, Inc. has announced the availability of its new Gigabit class 1024QAM point-to-point, or PtP, microwave modem IP, or intellectual property, for backhaul applications.
The 1024QAM modem IP solution incorporates all the key features and capabilities that OEMs require to accelerate development of wireless solutions that consume as much as 30 percent less power and which have potential total bill-of-materials (BOM) reduction of up to 30 percent - when compared to ASSP-based products. Ideal for point-to-point outdoor deployments, the modem supports legacy interfaces such as multiple E1/T1 and SDH as well as Gigabit Ethernet interfaces, the company said.
The data rates are scalable to 1Gbps in a single polarization and 2Gbps in dual polarized mode. Increased phase noise tolerance enables the cost of equipment to be optimized and the ability to exploit the benefits of higher order modulations in the field.
Key features include supporting modulation from QPSK up to 1024QAM, channel spacing from 3.5 -112 MHz, Adaptive Modulation, Adaptive Digital Pre-distortion, Forward Error Correction, I/Q imbalance correction, automatic frequency recovery, hybrid Decision Directed Equalizer, integrated payload and configuration interfaces, the company added.
"OEMs will benefit from pre-integrated PtP modem solution IP on Xilinx's All Programmable logic silicon and embedded processor SoCs with total cost of ownership and time-to-market advantages," said Sunil Kar, senior director, wireless communications at Xilinx.
"With unprecedented levels of hardware and software programmability, the 1024QAM modem IP enables our OEMs to develop generation ahead backhaul platforms with exceptional bandwidth capacity, low latency and low power."
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