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RF software dev't kit enables system verification in one day

11 Jun 2014

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Texas Instruments (TI) has added the RF Software Development Kit (RFSDK) to its Base Station SoftwarePac, enabling small cell developers to configure the base band-to-radio communication and achieve first call or system verification in just one day compared to the weeks or months it took previously.

With the new RFSDK, TI's KeyStone-based TCI6630K2L small cell SoC and TCI6631K2L backhaul SoC can now seamlessly implement digital radio functions like digital pre-distortion (DPD) and crest factor reduction (CFR), and use a JESD204B interface to communicate with TI's analogue front end transceiver, the AFE7500, to maximise performance and system power efficiency. In addition, the RFSDK enables the TCI6630K2L SoC to communicate with TI's analogue high speed data converters for industrial solutions.

The RFSDK speeds customers' time-to-market by providing a complete integration code that connects to TI's base band processor and RF solutions. By providing simple APIs and a web-like interface, the RFSDK abstracts hundreds of radio specific parameters into easy to use system level configurations. In deployment, the RFSDK provides OEMs and operators with the ability to field debug by monitoring and measuring the complete radio chain, which is critical in SON deployments.

The RFSDK is available today as part of TI's Base Station SoftwarePac. It is also available for TI's previously announced high performance small cell development platform and in the Hercules solutions platform offered by TI and Purewave Networks.




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