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Date: 03-03-13

Gb speed 1024QAM PtP microwave modem IP based on Xilinx latest FPGAs

Xilinx has made availability of its new Gigabit class 1024QAM point-to-point (PtP) microwave modem IP solution based on its new 7 series FPGA (intellectual property) for cost-sensitive and performance-driven microwave backhaul platforms.

"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."

Xilinx says 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. This modem supports legacy interfaces such as multiple E1/T1 and SDH as well as Gigabit Ethernet interfaces. The data rates are scalable to 1 Gbps in a single polarization and 2 Gbps in dual polarized mode. 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 1024QAM modem IP solution is available now for select customers and general availability is expected by May 2013.

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