Collaboration with Azcom Technology Enables Development of HetNet Equipment Being Deployed in Response to Explosive Growth in Mobile Traffic
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: LSCC) today announced a portfolio of programmable solutions for building smart, low-power cellular equipment needed to support the global rollout of Heterogeneous Networks (HetNet).
In collaboration with Azcom Technology, the Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio enables system designers to implement best-in-class solutions for connectivity, control path and power management while accelerating their development with
system-level reference designs for multi-mode LTE small cells. Service providers around the world are deploying a mosaic of wireless equipment in both indoor and outdoor environments including office buildings, public facilities and underground areas to support the explosive growth in mobile data traffic. According to the Small Cell Forum* in a report released at this year’s Mobile World Congress, the small cell market alone is expected to generate $22 billion by 2016. The Lattice HetNet Solutions Portfolio enables designers of small cells, low-power remote radio heads, distributed antenna systems, and active antennas, to achieve the lowest BOM, power consumption and smallest footprint for the connectivity, control path and power management functions of their systems.
Complementing the ASICs and SOCs used for complex data path functions, Lattice’s industry leading FPGAs, CPLDs and programmable power management devices meet requirements for small form factor, low-cost and ultra-low power. “FPGA technology like LatticeECP3™ devices which can support key connectivity interfaces such as CPRI, JESD207 and others in a small, low-power footprint, are a major enabler for a new generation of mobile infrastructure equipment,” said Ajit Singh, CEO at Azcom Technology.
“Hardware programmability to cope with the many interoperability requirements and complex network environments is a must for developers as the HetNet market continues to evolve.” “The low power, low cost, small form factor requirements of the HetNet market play into Lattice’s core strengths of providing low cost, low power programmable devices for connectivity, control path and power management,” said Jim Tavacoli, Senior Director of Communications Segment Marketing for Lattice. “The HetNet market is a key growth driver for Lattice and we are fully committed to offering an eco-system of best-in-class solutions as demonstrated by our small cells partnership with Azcom Technology.”