A typical UE HW for hand held form factor can be built using lower power DSP/SoC to achieve a battery operation for military communication.
Venus HW is suitable for Cat 6 LTE UE for Automobile and Outdoor deployments. The HW is also capable of realizing a LTE L3 relay application with capability run both UE and eNB application simultaneously. There are special provision in the HW to insert proprietary encryption layer.
The Venus HW uses TCI6638K2K System on Chip(SoC) from Texas Instrument and two AD9361 devices from Analog Devices for supporting 4 RF antenna ports. Two AD9361 are glued to the SoC using a high end Xilinx Ultra Scale FPGA which can take any front end processing requirements of radio application. The SoC brings in enormous computing power to develop PHY and Higher Layer Software. There are 8 C66X DSP cores and 4 ARM cores along with several HW accelerator blocks for functions like FFT, FEC (Viterbi and Turbo), Packet Processing and Security Acceleration.
AD9361 Transceiver has support for wide range of frequencies 70MHz to 6GHz enabling the platform to support wide range of applications.
The platform is demonstrated with LTE eNB and LTE UE application developed inhouse. LTE application can be licensed independently along with platform.
- The DSPs on the SoC is programmed using the Code Composer Studio, IDE from Texas Instrument.
- The ARM Cortex A15 cores are programmed with the help of GCC compilers.
- FPGA code is developed using Vivado Tools from Xilinx