OCT3032W: Powering LTE and 5G with Octasic’s SoC

The OCT3032W, developed by Octasic, is a System-on-Chip (SoC) semiconductor that stands out for its low power consumption and high versatility, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of LTE and 5G applications. This SoC is specifically designed to facilitate the development of custom small cells, femtocells, network-in-a-box solutions, private wireless networks, tactical communications, industrial IoT, non-terrestrial networks, and mobile backhaul solutions.

As a comprehensive base station SoC, the OCT3032W is capable of running both 3GPP protocol stacks and core network software, supporting up to two independent software-defined radio (SDR) interfaces on a single chip. This capability allows for the creation of devices that support multiple technologies, from 2G to 5G, on a single platform, thereby streamlining the development and deployment of versatile wireless solutions.

Built upon Octasic’s third-generation DSP architecture, the OCT3032W is tailored to meet the throughput demands of 5G New Radio, LTE, and LTE Advanced deployments. One of its key features is the scalable power consumption, which can be adjusted from 0.5 W to 8 W based on the application’s requirements. This scalability ensures efficient power usage across a diverse range of products, from compact portable devices to multi-radio operator-grade applications.

A distinctive aspect of the OCT3032W is its dual-use design, enabling it to function as both a base station and user equipment (UE). This flexibility simplifies the development process by using a single component for both sides of the air interface, reducing development time and accelerating the time to market.

The OCT3032W includes up to 32 Opus3 DSP cores and offers 128-bit vector processing through its Core-Integrated Hardware Accelerator (CIHA). It also features embedded accelerators for wireless protocols, security protocols, and video H.265/H.264, along with an embedded application Arm processor.

Incorporating Octasic’s asynchronous self-clocking Opus technology, the OCT3032W enhances its efficiency for fixed-point processing tasks. The Opus3 architecture, which is backward compatible with the proven Opus2 architecture, introduces 128-bit vector processing through its CIHA, further improving the device’s processing capabilities.

Octasic supports the OCT3032W with an integrated development environment, designed to facilitate the streamlined development and deployment of wireless applications. This support caters to the needs of various sectors, including industrial IoT, tactical communications, and private networks, enabling the creation of tailored wireless solutions.


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