Wireless Infrastructure - Overview
Many changes have occurred in the communications infrastructure market over the last few years—and many more are coming. For the consumer, these changes may feel like a natural transition as devices become more integrated and services become more accessible. Global consumers will have the ability to access broadband data and voice services from any device and any network—fixed or mobile—to which they are connected. These services, along with the availability of fixed mobile converged services, are expected to merge into a single data network where Internet Protocol (IP) becomes the pervasive network in transport technology. Service providers will leverage these changes to not only offer more services but also reduce capital and operational expenditures (CAPEX/ OPEX). They will demand products with new capabilities while still maintaining their service quality and reliability.
In turn, equipment manufacturers want solution providers that offer a robust development environment and system-level products with performance, flexibility and upgradeability. Choosing the right solution provider is a critical decision. Texas Instruments (TI) takes a system-level approach to communications infrastructure. TI offers a complete portfolio of embedded processors and analog hardware products, optimized software libraries for several air interfaces (including WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX™, LTE and HSPA+ development platforms) and evaluation modules that ease design and speed time to market. In addition, TI works with numerous third-party partners and system integrators to offer reference designs and hardware platforms.