Feature Article

October 18, 2010

Mindspeed Partners with ArrayComm and Continuous Computing for 4G Basestation Solutions

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, has signed a partnership deal with ArrayComm LLC and Continuous Computing Corporation on a complete commercial eNodeB solution for LTE-frequency division duplex (LTE-FDD) and LTE-Time Division Duplex (LTE-TDD) mobile networks.

In a press release Alan Taylor, marketing director for Mindspeed's communications convergence processing (CCP) business unit, said, “Our collaboration gives customers everything they need to quickly bring high-performance, well-differentiated basestation equipment to the LTE mobile-infrastructure market. The solution leverages the Transcede family’s computational horsepower and scalable architecture to meet heavy LTE processing demands, while enabling the same layer one and layer two software components to be ported across a wide range of platform designs.”

Mindspeed’s Transcede system-on-chip (SoC) 3G/4G/LTE baseband processor gives the jointly developed LTE eNodeB solution superior spectrum efficiency, capacity and peak data rates with extremely low latency. The solution also includes the Trillium LTE software stack from Continuous Computing, which is currently in multiple LTE field trials globally, and ArrayComm’s complete, standards-compliant, interoperable physical-layer (PHY) software. The solution is designed to speed development of LTE basestations that scale economically from femto to macro cell system designs.

The Transcede family of SoCs, a new class of high-performance silicon, can deliver three sectors of LTE processing in a single device and enables the first 64-user “picocell on a chip.” Simultaneously, it provides substantial processing headroom using a modular software approach that allows manufacturers to incorporate their own proprietary, value-added features to a standard eNodeB implementation, such as network listening for basestation self-optimization and auto-configuration. The solution uses an innovative, task-based hardware architecture model that enables software developed on one Transcede device to be ported to other products within the Transcede family across the full range of system platforms, including enterprise femtocell, picocell (indoor and outdoor), microcell and macrocell basestations.

Recently, Mindspeed was in news when it announced that it had completed $5.3 million sale of intellectual property.

Sujata Garud is a MobilityTechzone freelancer with three years of writing/editing experience and two years of market research experience. As an editor she has covered the IT, electronics, banking, pharma, construction, mining and healthcare industries. To see more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Chris DiMarco

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