Xilinx, Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX) introduced two high performance wireless connectivity LogiCORE(TM) solutions optimized for Xilinx(R) 65nm Virtex(TM)-5 LXT and SXT FPGAs. The solutions are compliant with CPRI v2.1 and OBSAI RP3 & RP3-01 v4.0 connectivity standards. The new LogiCORE solutions enable wireless OEMs to leverage these industry-leading connectivity standards to drive down wireless base station design costs and power requirements, while allowing the interface to be easily adapted to their own specific requirements, or modified to support updates in the standard.
The LogiCORE solutions include all necessary source-code VHDL files, data sheets, and test suites designed to meet the CPRI v2.1 and OBSAI RP3 and RP3-01 v4.0 specifications. Also included are constraints and design files for implementing on the Xilinx ML505 and ML506 development boards, available as part of the Virtex-5 FPGA family.
Xilinx is the first in the industry to support the OBSAI RP3 & RP3-01 v4.0 standard with its latest 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) extensions. The new cores provide a simple, low-risk, cost-effective way of building compliant radio cards, channel cards, and wireless test equipment. The Xilinx LogiCORE solutions for CPRI and OBSAI standards are now available for $22,000 each.