Mercury Computer Systems will utilize Texas Instruments components to produce an advanced mezzanine card (AMC) for WiMAX base stations, the companies said Monday.
The module is an important piece of TI's WiMAX/802.16e infrastructure product set, which the companies expect will be eventually used for orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) and other advanced networking features.
"Combining TI DSPs and an FPGA on the same AMC module provides the best of both worlds SMQ-8211-SMQ customers can benefit from partitioning their application to the most appropriate processing technology on the same AMC," said Mark Skalabrin of Mercury in a statement. "TI and Mercury worked closely together to specify a turnkey base band solution on an AMC." Skalabrin is vice president and general manager of the advanced solutions business unit at Mercury.
The company expects the module will be used in base station situations, a spokeswoman for Mercury said. The product is not targeted at consumers. The device expands Mercury's Ensemble family of blades and modules.