As the evolution toward wireless video and audio creates an unprecedented increase in the volume & nature of wireless network traffic, many network operators are looking to femtocells for a solution. Femtocells promise a cost-effective way to handle higher traffic volumes and improve data rates. At the same time, operators and third-party femtocell suppliers are looking for femtocell silicon that fits seamlessly into the existing cellular infrastructure, offers computational headroom, and keeps costs low. This paper explores these challenges and offers solutions from Texas Instruments for femto platforms that include software, digital baseband and analog RF technology as well.