Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Freescale partners with Brazil’s leading research center on large-scale deployment of country’s wireless infrastructure

CTIA WIRELESS 2013, USA: Freescale Semiconductor is collaborating with CPqD, Brazil’s largest telecom research and development center, on the deployment of advanced wireless infrastructure technology across the nation ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games and other major events.

CPqD is partnering with Freescale to develop 450 MHz LTE solutions based on Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge base station-on-chip processors, which are slated to power long-range base stations throughout Brazil.

As host nation for the 2013 Confederation Cup, 2014 FIFA World Cup and 2016 Olympic Summer Games, Brazil is investing heavily to enhance and expand its wireless infrastructure systems. As part of this investment, CPqD recently opened Latin America's first laboratory for testing and measuring LTE technology for different frequencies, including the 2.6 GHz, 700 MHz and 450 MHz bands.

Networking and communications processing leader Freescale Semiconductor is playing a significant role in Brazil’s wireless infrastructure build-out, supplying its QorIQ Qonverge BSC9132 base station-on-chip SoC as the defining processor for a network of small cell, 450 MHz LTE base stations featuring coverage up to 30 km each. The solution also includes Freescale RF power products and low noise amplifiers.

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