CHIP DEVELOPMENT

 

Radio Base Station Systems rely on various types of digital IC designs, in the form of FPGA or ASIC chips. The development and verification of these IC designs require realistic counterparts for the external digital RF interfaces of the chip. The X-STEP™ product family supports all phases of the chip development, from the first RTL simulations to HW emulation, FPGA prototyping, full-speed ASIC/FPGA design verification, and HW/SW integration. X-STEP™ supports all digital RF interface protocols and is ready to provide the needed real-life stimulus and full visibility into the interfaces in chip verification. With X-STEP integration to hardware emulators and logic simulator, our customers have unique possibilities to link pre-and post-silicon verification. 
 
Select your RBS system component from the list below to learn how X-STEP™ could boost your chip development, verification, HW/SW integration, and interoperability assurance in your area of interest.

 

ACTIVE ANTENNA

 

 

HW TESTING FOCUS

- Functionality of the chip and blocks

SW TESTING FOCUS

- Low level drivers

 

 

X-STEP™ products

   - Verification IP
   - Actor
   - DNRT4

X-STEP protocols

   - JESD204

After chip development, you can easily move to Board development

 

 

 

 

REMOTE RADIO HEAD

 

 

HW TESTING FOCUS

- Functionality of the chip and blocks

SW TESTING FOCUS

- Low level drivers

 

 

X-STEP products

   - Verification IP
   - Actor
   - DNRT4
   - DRT8i

X-STEP protocols

   - JESD204
   - CPRI
   - OBSAI
   - Ethernet

 

 

 

 

RADIO AGGREGATION UNIT

 

 

HW TESTING FOCUS

- Functionality of the chip and blocks

SW TESTING FOCUS

- Low level drivers

 

 

X-STEP products

   - Verification IP
   - Actor
   - DNRT4
   - DRT8i

X-STEP protocols

   - CPRI
   - OBSAI
   - Ethernet

 

 

 

 

BASE BAND UNIT

 

 

HW TESTING FOCUS

- Functionality of the chip and blocks

SW TESTING FOCUS

- Low level drivers

 

 

X-STEP products

   - Verification IP
   - Actor
   - DNRT4
   - DRT8i

X-STEP protocols

   - CPRI
   - OBSAI
   - Ethernet