RFSDK accelerates base band-to-radio configuration
Texas Instruments has revealed its RF Software Development Kit (RFSDK), which enables small cell developers to configure the base band-to-radio communication and achieve first call or system verification in just one day, as the company claimed.
The RFSDK software is pre-integrated with the Base Station SoftwarePac and system tested on a high-performance small cell platform. In addition to supporting flexible digital up/down converter functions and an optimised JESD204B interface, the software enables crest factor reduction and digital pre-distortion techniques to help lower overall system power consumption and minimise system BOM cost by choosing efficient power amplifiers.
The software provides a complete integration code that connects to TI's base band processor and RF solutions. By providing simple APIs and a web-like interface, the RFSDK abstracts hundreds of radio specific parameters into easy to use system level configurations. In deployment, the RFSDK provides OEMs and operators with the ability to field debug by monitoring and measuring the complete radio chain which is critical in SON deployments.
The RFSDK software provides simple, well-defined APIs to configure and control the entire radio chain, which combines the digital radio processing and analogue RF processing. Source: TI