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hard macro

The design of a logic function on a chip that specifies how the required logic elements are interconnected and specifies the physical pathways and wiring patterns between the components. Also called a "macro cell." Contrast with soft macro.
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With mobile growth expected to continue, mobile operators have begun seeking supplements to macro cell solutions to ensure customer demand is met.
Sprint's CEO, Marcelo Claure, has said that the company will upgrade a large part of its current macro cell sites into compliance with the new network standard, including compatibility for 800 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2500MHz spectrum.
Incremental capacity increases with small cells, which, according to a report by Senza Fili Consulting, are typically at a ratio of 15 small cells to a macro cell.
Through the relationship, Alcatel-Lucent and Siklu will be delivering industry-leading and flexible solutions for full outdoor wireless small cell backhaul that seamlessly connect into Alcatel-Lucent's 9500 MPR wireless macro cell backhaul and long haul applications through end-to-end management by Alcatel-Lucent's 5620 SAM management platform.
This infrastructure, termed self optimizing networks ( SON ), is expected to be more intelligent than current macro cell deployment.
As a part of Project VIP, AT&T plans to add macro cell sites nationwide by year-end 2015, as well as deploy small cells and add Distributed Antenna Systems to increase the density of its wireless network.
It's basically like taking a macro cell tower and condensing it into many smaller towers and antennas," said Jennifer Fitzmaurice, director of construction and engineering for AT&T's Antenna Solutions Group.
This creates a problem when operating the macro from a file other than the one in which the macro resides; however, the situation can be circumvented by inserting a file reference before the macro cell or range specifications.
The TCI6636 is targeted at ultra high capacity small cell and 'green power' macro cell infrastructure applications.
If LTE and 4G were to evolve using mainly macro cell network access architectures, as was the norm in the past decade for 2G and 3G rollouts, then we would probably see a slow and steady decline in the use of microwave radio technology for backhaul, since the business case for fiber build-outs to the macro-cell become stronger as the traffic increases," says Saad Khan, regional marketing director for Ciena.
In the majority of macro cell site installations, operators have installed an RRU close to the antenna to reduce RF signal loss and achieve other performance benefits.