Radio Network Controller
What is a Radio Network Controller?
Radio Network Controllers (RNC) are equipment that interface with the core network, control the radio transmitters and receivers in Node Bs, and perform other radio access and link maintenance functions (such as soft handoff) in a 3G wireless network. An RNC is similar in function to a base station controller, BSC, found in the 2G and 2.5G networks. Non-IP connections in an RNC are ATM-based.
What products does PT provide for this application?
PT's IPnexus Application-Ready System is an ideal foundation for building a Radio Network Controller. This platform configuration includes:
Packet-based Platforms: Bundled with the industry's broadest line of 10/100 and Gigabit Ethernet switches, comprehensive shelf management and high-density power supplies, these platforms give equipment manufacturers and system integrators the basis to go beyond five-nines availability while handling the high-performance computing requirements of next-generation, packet-based systems.
Single Board Computers: High-performance, standards-based application processors designed for carrier grade telecom and Internet applications requiring exceptional processing power and high availability.
T1/E1/J1: Complete line of high-performance T1/E1/J1 products provides the ideal development platforms for today's communication and networking applications. Empowering these hardware platforms is a complete offering of enabling software and middleware solutions including PT's NexusWare Software Suite Linux OS distribution software products and WAN Protocol Software (Radar Receiver, X.25, Frame Relay, etc.). This combination of hardware and software from a single supplier was created to ease your integration efforts and allow you to concentrate on applications.
Embedded Ethernet Switches: PICMG 2.16-compliant, that provide increased bandwidth, performance and reliability in high availability applications such as defense, IP telephony and broadband. These switches have been designed to make system integration easier, while maximizing network performance and flexibility.
Signaling Gateway Blades: For companies building/developing 3G MSC nodes based on standard CompactPCI hardware, the Signaling Gateway Blade can be used to fulfill the SS7/IP interworking function.