GUILDFORD, ENGLANDA flexible, high-performance reference platform for femtocell designs is being developed through a collaboration between Lime Microsystems and Percello. The platform combines Percello's PRC6xxx baseband IC with Lime's multiband, multi-standard RF transceiver IC, the LMS6002. It will be used to develop femtocell designs for high-data-rate UMTS/HSPA+ air interfaces.

The PRC6xxx IC from Percello is a baseband processor for third-generation (3G) femtocells. It supports up to 16 simultaneous CS/PS/HSPA calls with throughput of 21.6/5.76 Mb/s HSPA+ data rates. It also supports extended cell range for enterprise and outdoor applications. The IC has the ability to cascade two or more PRC6xxx ICs to support 32 and 64 simultaneous users.