Sequans LTE-Advanced Chipset to Power Baicells Wireless Access Devices

Baicells Technologies, maker of single-mode LTE broadband wireless access solutions, has selected the Sequans Communications Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform for two new CPE (customer premises equipment) devices for the global market. The new devices, one providing LTE Cat 4 throughput and the other LTE Cat 6 throughput, will be part of the Baicells Atom product line of indoor and outdoor CPE.

The LTE-Advanced chip inside the new Baicells CPEs is Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform, compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications. Cassiopeia supports highly flexible dual-carrier aggregation that allows the combination of any two carriers of any size up to 20 MHz each, contiguous or non-contiguous, inter-band or intra-band. It also supports other Release 10 enhancements such as new MIMO schemes, enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) schemes for heterogeneous networks (HetNets), and improvements to eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) or LTE broadcast. Cassiopeia features Sequans’ advanced receiver technology for improved performance. It can support additional optional features, including envelope tracking and secure boot, at customer request.

Applications:

A member of Sequans’ StreamrichLTE product family, Cassiopeia is designed for feature-rich, high performance LTE mobile devices such as tablets and mobile routers, and for PCs and residential gateways through add-on datacards such as USB dongles, M.2 cards and PCIe MiniCards or Half MiniCards.

Key Features:

  • 3GPP Release 10 and software upgradable to Release 11
  • FDD and TDD
  • Supports dual carrier aggregation in any standard combination up to 20+20 MHz
  • Host environments: Android, ChromeOS, Linux, Windows, MAC OS
  • Enhanced network and application CPU
  • Royalty-free OMA-DM and IMS/SMS clients
  • Category 6 throughput
  • Supports VoLTE and eMBMS
  • Includes Sequans AIR interference cancelation technology
  • Versatile RF covering 700 MHz to 3.8 GHz