4G base-station on a chip runs Linux

“Freescale Semiconductor announced a Linux-ready system-on-chip
family for femtocell and picocell 4G base stations. The QorIQ
Qonverge SoCs combine a Power-PC core for the PSC9130/31 femtocell
version — or dual cores for the PSC9132 picocell model — as well
as one or two Freescale StarCore DSP cores, a Maple baseband
accelerator, and other accelerators that create a scalable “base

“QorIQ Qonverge is billed as the “first scalable family of
products sharing the same architecture to address multi-standard
requirements spanning from small to large cells.”

“By integrating communications processing, digital signal
processing, and wireless acceleration technologies on a single SoC,
QorIQ Qonverge avoids the cost and complexity of integrating
separate FPGAs, ASICs, DSPs, and CPUs on a single device, while
also reducing power consumption and footprint, says the

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