Wireless Backhaul Single-Chip SoC Solution

Xilinx Smarter Solutions for backhaul are optimized for the lowest footprint to minimize BoM cost and power consumption. The solutions address the requirements posed by legacy voice-centric networks as well as data-driven packet-switched IP networks to support both TDM and Ethernet payload interfaces.  Xilinx Smarter Solutions, including SmartCORE™ IP and Zynq®-7000 SoCs, enable greater functionality in fewer devices with greater flexibility, lower BOM cost, and total power consumption when compared to alternative ASIC or ASSP solutions.


Solution Summary and Benefits

  • Single-chip solution that replaces existing ASSPs
  • Microwave or V-Band/E-Band baseband modem
  • Scalable algorithms and form factors
  • Varied bandwidth and standards support:  ETSI / ANSI
  • Low footprint and lowest power consumption
  • Digital Pre-distortion for PA linearization
  • Up to 1024 QAM modulation for microwave and 256 QAM for V-Band/E-band
  • < 100 uS latency

SmartCORE Solutions


  • Adaptive microwave modem IP solution
  • Adaptive millimeter wave modem IP Solution
  • Powerful, yet small footprint LDPC FEC
  • Packet processing, traffic management and 1588v2 IP from Xilinx and ecosystem

 Reference Designs

  • Example reference design based on KC705 board
  • Software API and Graphical User Interface

Hardware Platforms

Boards and Kits

  • Microwave MWR1024 XPIC Evaluation Board for MWR1024 IP evaluation
  • Xilinx KC705 and WB256 Analog Front End board for eBand and V-Band modem evaluation

Programmable Logic Functions

  • Full PHY layer modem incl ACM, equalizer, IQ imbalance correction
  • JESD204B for connectivity
  • Gigabit Ethernet interface
  • Adaptive Digital Pre-Distortion
  • Reed-Solomon FEC/LDPC FEC
  • Packet processing and traffic management
  • Timing and synchronization e.g. IEEE1588v2

Processor Sub-System Functions

  • Board level OA&M
  • Modem and packet processing Configuration and control
  • Synchronous or async processing
  • Software APIs for modem and packet processing Ips