WiMAX base stations to run Linux
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"The PureWave WiMAX/LTE base stations will combine the
functionality of a traditional macro base station with the small
footprint and lower pricing of pico base stations, claims PureWave.
Designed for outdoor installations, the base stations will be
mountable on towers, poles, or walls, says the company.
"The base stations are said to incorporate adaptive beamforming
technology that optimizes spectral efficiency, data throughput, and
range. Beamforming is a signal processing technique used by sensor
arrays to offer directional signal transmission or reception, and
adaptive beamforming is said to better adapt to different
"The small form-factor systems are based on an undisclosed
Freescale processor, and use a Freescale Linux distribution, which
the company expects will ship with a Linux 2.6.24 kernel. The
design may well incorporate Freescale's multi-core, PowerPC-based
PowerQuicc III "MPCxxxx" networking processors, or else its new
PowerQuicc heir, the QorIQ."