LTE/UMTS/GSM Basestation Modules

Highly integrated, frequency agile and standards compliant basestation modules

cellXica design and manufacture a range of LTE (FDD/TDD), UMTS and GSM basestation modules for integration into third-party products and systems including managed access and security solutions, test equipment, production line testing, military communications and conventional 3GPP cells.

All modules support rapid switching between radio-access technologies – typically less than 20 seconds from being operational in one to being operational in another – as well as supporting all 3GPP frequency bands up to 3 GHz. Variants are available that add multi-band filtering.

All signalling and user plane backhaul interfaces are standards-based (3GPP). Simple APIs are provided for management and fault reporting allowing rapid and reliable integration. The modules run standard Linux on an ARM CPU making it easy to compile and run third-party software on-board, with hooks provided to synchronise start-up and shutdown with the basestation applications. The modules may be supplied with on-board core network software for completely standalone operation.

In addition to operating as a basestation, each module can run dedicated high-performance cellular network scanning software to provide rapid LTE, UMTS and GSM cell detection and system information decode of local cells.

Key Features

  • Designed for integration into products by OEMs and system integrators
  • Rapid switching between LTE, UMTS and GSM basestation modes
  • Supports all 3GPP bands up to 3 GHz
  • Region-specific band filtering options
    • Custom banding available
  • Standards-based:
    • LTE FDD/TDD eNodeB (S1)
    • UMTS NodeB (Iu/Iuh)
    • GSM BSS (A, A-bis)
  • Lightweight management APIs for rapid and reliable integration
  • Supports running third-party software on-board
  • Custom protocol modifications available
  • May be supplied with core network on-board for standalone operation
  • Compatible with Quortus ECX Core, Druid RaemisTM , AttoCore and other standards-compliant core networks
  • Supports high-performance neighbour cell detection and system information decode
  • Type-A USB for WiFi/cellular dongle or mass storage device
  • On-board GPS receiver with external antenna (MMCX)
  • Custom form-factors available
  • DC powered 6.5 – 16v


  • Managed access systems
  • Security and law enforcement
  • Cellular network and mobile phone test equipment
  • Production line testing
  • Military communications
  • Conventional cellular network basestations

Key Features — LTE

  • 3GPP release 8/9 compliant FDD/TDD eNodeB
  • 2x2 MIMO, transmission modes 1 & 2
  • All bandwidths supported: 1.4, 3, 5, 10 and 20 MHz
  • Standard S1 backhaul interface
  • 15 km cell radius
  • 32 simultaneous users
  • Physical layer data rate up to 50 Mbps

Key Features — UMTS

  • 3GPP release 6 NodeB
  • Standard Iu or Iuh backhaul interface
  • 5km cell radius
  • 16 simultaneous users
  • HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
  • HSUPA 1.46 Mbps
  • Cell FACH

Key Features — GSM

  • Industry standard A-over-IP (BSS) or Abis-over-IP (BTS) backhaul interface
  • 7 simultaneous FR voice/GPRS users
  • 14 simultaneous HR voice users
  • Multi-slot CS1-4 GPRS

For further information please contact sales on +44 (0) 1223 755115 or email sales@cellxica.net

SC5020 / SC5520



  • Frequency agile: 70 MHz – 3 GHz
  • RF antennas: 2x2 MIMO external (4 x SMA)
  • RF output power: +15 dBm (GSM), +5 dBm (UMTS/LTE)
  • RFIC: ADI (SC5020) or Lime (SC5520)
  • Dimensions: 120 mm x 75 mm x 19 mm




  • Frequency agile: 70 MHz – 3 GHz
  • Plus 5 filtered bands:
    • EU: Bands 1, 3, 7, 8 and 20
    • US: Bands 2, 4, 5, 7 and 12
  • RF antennas: 2x2 MIMO external (4 x MMCX)
  • RF output power: +25 dBm (GSM), +15 dBm (UMTS/LTE)
  • Dimensions: 160 mm x 123 mm x 19 mm



  • Frequency agile: 70 MHz – 3 GHz
  • Plus 6 filtered bands:
    • 1 (2100), 2 (1900), 3 (1800), 5 (850), 8 (900), 10 (AWS)
    • Covers common GSM and UMTS bands globally
  • RF antennas: 2x2 MIMO external (4 x MMCX)
  • RF output power: +25 dBm (GSM), +15 dBm (UMTS)
  • Dimensions: 160 mm x 123 mm x 19 mm

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