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Huawei Deploys Freescale’s MSC8156 Digital Signal Processor

Huawei, a provider of global information and communications technology solutions has deployed Freescale device-based installations. This deployment follows the recognition of Freescale’s MSC8156 digital signal processor (DSP) as a key processing engine for Huawei’s advanced TD-SCDMA base stations, two years back.

The MSC8156 DSP has been critical in the successful adoption of Huawei’s TD-SCDMA infrastructure equipment by Chinese carriers. Furthermore, Freescale DSP was recently opted to drive imminent Huawei generations for potential carrier deployments.

Freescale Semiconductor’s MSC8156 DSP was selected by Huawei based on its potential to deliver high-performance digital signal processing capabilities for multiple TD-SCDMA base stations. The high processing efficiency, programmability, high-speed embedded accelerators and interfaces resulting from this versatile solution enables Huawei to establish scalable, low-cost, energy-efficient base stations that promote TD-SCDMA wireless network performance to higher levels.

Freescale’s MSC8156 DSP serves to be an operating platform for performing physical layer processing in TD-SCDMA base stations of Huawei, and has been designed for a range of broadband wireless standards like TD-SCDMA. SC3850 StarCore core technology-based six DSP cores, standard compliant baseband accelerators with high throughput, together with high-speed interfaces like PCI-Express, Serial RapidIO, and Gigabit Ethernet applicable to varied system topologies and high throughput demands have been incorporated within the system.

Besides having an established series of base station DSPs, Freescale provides RF power solutions for cellular infrastructure equipment. It represents extended RF technology collaboration with Huawei. By optimizing Freescale QorIQ and PowerQUICC communications processors, the company is able to better serves wireless infrastructure applications.


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