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Xilinx, NXP Team on Cutting RAN Capex & Opex

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ: XLNX) and NXP (NASDAQ: NXPI) announced their collaboration to reduce CapEx and OpEx costs of wireless infrastructure radios. The two companies have been working together to enable customers to quickly and easily combine Xilinx's newest crest factor reduction (CFR) and digital pre-distortion (DPD) SmartCORE IP with NXP's Gen9 LDMOS RF highly efficient power amplifier technology. The combination of NXP's advanced power amplifier devices and Xilinx All Programmable devices and radio IP enables customers to implement smaller, lighter and higher reliability radios suitable for use in next-generation wireless infrastructure equipment.

Power amplifiers of higher efficiency achieve the same radio output power and enable a CapEx saving through the use of lower power rated devices and reduced cooling mechanics. Xilinx's Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC is the first hardware and software programmable device supporting the latest generation of CPRI at 10.1Gbps and JESD204B at 12.5 Gbps line rates. The Zynq device also enables integration of advanced signal processing algorithms such as CFR and DPD with ARM processor-based control plane software for remote radios, distributed antenna systems, and repeater products. In addition, smaller heat sinks enable a reduction in power supply complexity and weight for designers implementing their entire digital radio in a single chip.

Xilinx Inc. (Nasdaq: XLNX)

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