The use of smart phones and other mobile data devices are driving an unprecedented increase in the volume and nature of wireless network traffic. The high data rates and bandwidths required to support these applications are a challenge in today’s networks. As a result, networks are beginning to change. The most significant change is the addition of small cells and the deployment of a wider variety of base stations. This paper will explore a number of key features in small cell systems and how TI’s new architecture efficiently enables these features.