Texas Instruments (TI) and Sub10 Systems, a manufacturer of point-to-point millimeter-wave radio links, is collaborating on a differentiated and future-proof backhaul solution for small-cell base stations. By incorporating TI’s KeyStone-based TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processors (DSPs) in its new Liberator V100, Sub10 Systems will be able to more effectively and rapidly meet operators’ challenges of improving resilience in hostile radio conditions.
“TI’s KeyStone-based products are a perfect complement to our design philosophy,” said Stuart Broome, CEO, Sub10 Systems, in a press release. He continued to say that a device is needed that’s powerful, scalable and flexible to support an expanding range of radio products, which can minimize development time and cost. “TI’s multicore DSP gives us exactly what we want, including more processing power and onboard accelerators with higher performance and plenty of a design margin, allowing us to continuously innovate to improve the performance of our product,” said Broome.
Sub10 Systems’ Liberator V100 is designed for use by mobile operators looking to increase network coverage and capacity. It plays a vital role in the backhaul of mobile networks, connecting mobile voice and data traffic from the cell site to the high-speed core network.
TI’s DSPs offer Sub10 Systems access to devices that have high performance while being power and space efficient. The strengths of the DSPs help Sub10 Systems include developing backhaul solutions small enough to fit on lamp posts, and maintain power management.