Aviacomm Announces Collaboration with Toshiba for Joint Development of Radio Over Fiber Remote Base Stations

Aviacomm Inc.
2012-11-30 09:01 785

Toshiba and Aviacomm agree to design in Aviacomm's ARF technology supporting multiple RF bands into the Toshiba Remote Base Station Product Line

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading wideband RFIC vendor Aviacomm Inc. and Toshiba Corporation announced today that the two companies will work together in development and integration of Aviacomm's Smart Analog Solution technology into the Toshiba Remote Base Station Product Line.

With the drive towards smaller cells being fueled by capacity concerns overtaking coverage as the primary requirement for 3G and 4G networks, multiple architectural approaches are being offered to the market. The Toshiba ROF Remote BTS approach allows consolidation of the core network processing into a central location, while delivering the radio signal over fiber to remote digital radio heads. With this approach installation of additional network radios can be accomplished with minimal site preparation and a short amount of time.

This architectural approach requires performance typical of a macro BTS at a cost commensurate with small cells. After months of extensive testing Toshiba has qualified the Aviacomm ARF technology and has agreed to move forward with joint development and integration of the ARF series into the Toshiba ROF solution. Toshiba conducted an exhaustive evaluation, and only Aviacomm was able to meet the stringent specifications in a small CMOS RFIC.

"We are very excited about working with Toshiba on next generation remote BTS systems" stated Shih Mo, CEO of Aviacomm. "Whereas previously infrastructure design and development focused on performance with cost a secondary consideration, the advent of these new architectures means cost will be a key driver as well. Our core technology of wideband, flexible, programmable Smart Analog Solutions embodied in the ARF product line offers the cost effectiveness of silicon, the low power consumption associated with CMOS, and the highest levels of performance typically seen in radios costing thousands of dollars."

The ARF performance and wideband programmability can be sampled today in the ARF1010EX Evaluation Kit. For more information please contact:

About Aviacomm
Aviacomm ( ) was founded by a group of wireless experts focused on solving the last remaining barrier to cognitive radio solutions – the RFIC.  Aviacomm offers low power, high performance, programmable frequency agile front-end solutions that address a variety of markets and applications. The ARF1010EX in CMOS covers from 300MHz to 2.8GHz, and channels sizes from 0.5MHz to 40MHz wide, enabling this single RF solution to support multiple technologies up and down the frequency spectrum.

Source: Aviacomm Inc.