SOURCE: Optichron

December 18, 2008 00:01 ET

Seamless Optichron® DPD Development Tool Suite Covers 700 MHz to 3.7 GHz Development Requirements for Wireless Transmitters

Optimized Board, GUI and USB Debug Adapter Simplify Evaluation, Development and Seamless Migration to Production

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - Optichron, Inc., the leader in nonlinear signal processing, today announced availability of its suite of three integrated tools, including a common GUI to ease evaluation, development and migration to production for developers of radio transmitter cards using Optichron crest factor reduction (CFR) and digital pre-distortion (DPD) solutions. The Development Platform contains all of the components necessary for the complete transmit path, with the exception of the customer's selected power amplifier (PA), and covers specific 700 MHz to 3.7 GHz development requirements in five optimized configurations. The key to seamless use of the tool suite is the Optichron GUI, used for rapid evaluation, development, and transition to the customer production vehicle. The Optichron USB Debug Adapter, a small board that connects the GUI to the customer production vehicle via a standard USB interface, provides direct communication to the customer hardware while the GUI provides full control over all operational aspects of the DPD and CFR and programming of the serial Flash PROM that initializes both ICs. Flash images may be directly downloaded to the customer system, and direct access to and control of the DPD and CFR functionality from the host are available through the serial peripheral interface. Further optimization of the customer's production vehicle may proceed with the same GUI.

Optichron DPD/CFR solutions provide the industry's most efficient signal linearization for more efficient, cost-effective basestations, remote radio heads (RRH), repeaters and high power amplifiers (HPA) for all wireless protocols including MC-GSM, CDMA, CDMA2000, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, WiBro, WiMAX and Digital Television Broadcast.

"In a very dynamic wireless infrastructure environment, ease of use and flexibility are paramount customer development requirements, and we believe that these new tools set the standard for minimizing design and development efforts," said Dane Elliot, director of marketing for Optichron. "With these tools it is not only simpler and quicker to evaluate Optichron's DPD and CFR products, but the design team also has an optimized RF foundation to move seamlessly through system design and transition to the production vehicle."

The Optichron Development Platform is available now in five versions that support specific parts of the spectrum:

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Part Number                    Standard             Frequency Range
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OP4400-DEV-30A                          GSM 750           747 - 762 MHz
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                                        GSM 700           700 - 900 MHz
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OP4400-DEV-30B                         CDMA 850           869 - 894 MHz
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                                        GSM 850           869 - 894 MHz
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                                        GSM 900           925 - 960 MHz
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OP4400-DEV-30C                         DCS 1800         1805 - 1880 MHz
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                                       GSM 1800         1805 - 1880 MHz
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                                       PCS 1900         1930 - 1990 MHz
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                                       GSM 1900         1930 - 1990 MHz
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                                     WCDMA 1900         1930 - 1990 MHz
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                                       TD-SCDMA         1880 - 1920 MHz
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                                       TD-SCDMA         2010 - 2025 MHz
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                                          WCDMA         2110 - 2170 MHz
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OP4400-DEV-30D                            WiBRo         2300 - 2400 MHz
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                                          WiMax         2500 - 2700 MHz
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OP4400-DEV-30E                       WiMAX 3.5G         3500 - 3700 MHz
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The Development Platform and USB Debug Adapter are sold separately. Pricing is available on request: www.optichron.com.

About Optichron

Optichron, Inc., the leader in nonlinear signal processing technology, designs and manufactures integrated circuits that enable significant improvements in system-level cost and performance for communications applications. Optichron® proprietary linearization technology is the industry's most efficient solution for correcting nonlinear distortion, a problem present in all signal processing systems. Signal linearization gives system designers more headroom to implement faster, more efficient systems that cost less to build and operate. For more information and product details please visit www.optichron.com.

OPTICHRON® and Hexagon Design™ are all trademarks of Optichron, Inc. Any product name of another company mentioned is the property or trademark of its respective owner.

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