This Baseband SoC Provides the High Throughput Required for Siklu’s mm-Wave Wireless Products

MaxLinear, a provider of RF, analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the connected home, wired and wireless infrastructure, has announced that its MxL85110 baseband system-on-chip (SoC) is being used in Siklu's EtherHaul product family of mm-Wave backhaul radios.

With an exceptional millimeter band (V-Band and E-Band) throughput of up to 20 Gbps, the MxL85110 provides a flexible solution that meets the evolving demands for 5G backhaul networks, supporting both all outdoor unit (AODU) and pure IP transport implementations for 5G cellular networks.

Siklu’s EtherHaul products are part of the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio of V-Band (60 GHz), E-Band (70/80 GHz), point-to-point, and point-to-multipoint solutions on the market. Siklu has sold more than 100,000 mm-Wave units and more than 250 Smart City deployments, is recognized as a leading mm-Wave vendor in the rapidly growing Gigabit Wireless sector. In combination with Siklu’s ExtendMM™ feature, throughputs of 10 Gbps full-duplex on mm-Wave links up to 10 km can be supported. This is a capacity and distance combination is extremely attractive for 5G deployments.

The MxL85110 includes a complete processing chain, from the various user IP interface technologies to analog baseband signals. The MxL85110 supports large channel-spacing spans of between 50 MHz and 2 GHz, modulation rates from binary phase-shift keying (BPSK) to 1024 QAM, and high spectral efficiency supporting multiple-input and multiple-out (MIMO) transceivers and cross pole interference cancellation (XPIC).

As wireless networks require more bandwidth to support 5G applications, service providers need new tools to transport the massive amount of data that is aggregated at the base station with minimal latency. Siklu’s product line meets these requirements and offers an exciting combination of innovation and performance. Leveraging millimeter bands to support bandwidth requirements for backhaul networks is a very attractive option due to larger blocks of available spectrum and lower licensing costs.

Technical Details

The MxL85110 provides a complete processing chain from the various interface technologies of the user’s data to analog baseband signals. The MxL85110 is characterized by these main features:

  • Glueless connectivity to the RF/IF analog circuitry via integrated AFE DACs and ADCs
  • Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE)
  • 1588v2, transparent clock (TC) mode
  • Full-duplex, single carrier, FDD modem
  • XPIC
  • Bit rates up to 10Gbps
  • Modulation from BPSK to 1024 QAM
  • Channels spacing of 50MHz to 2GHz
  • Baud rate up to 1600 Mbaud
  • Configurable LDPC or RS FEC channel codes
  • High phase noise immunity
  • Ethernet and GPI interfaces
  • In-band management link

Siklu delivers multi-gigabit wireless fiber connectivity in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Operating in the mm-Wave bands, Siklu’s wireless solutions are used by leading service providers and system integrators to provide 5G Gigabit Wireless Access services. In addition, Siklu solutions are ideal for Smart City projects requiring extra capacity such as video security, Wi-Fi backhaul, and municipal network connectivity all over one network.

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