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April 08, 2014

CommAgility, MIMOon Launch Complete LTE Layer

CommAgility, a developer of signal processing technology, and MIMOon, an LTE small cell software vendor, have announced that MIMOon’s  mi!SmallCellPHY software will be bundled with one of CommAgility’s modules, providing a complete LTE layer.

"We are very excited to announce this new partnership, which for the first time brings together MIMOon's software expertise and field-proven code with CommAgility's powerful RF and signal processing hardware, to help wireless OEMs start their development confidently with a fully tested platform."

"By combining the MIMOon PHY and CommAgility's signal processing hardware into a pre-integrated solution, developers can save time and money in creating new LTE systems,” Brian Meads, vice president of marketing at MIMOon said. “LTE Small Cell product developers can further take advantage of MIMOon's pre-integrated mi!SmallCellSTACK to realize a product with lowest risk and fastest time-to-market."

On the hardware side, the CommAgility AMC-D24A4-RF4 module is based on Texas Instruments’ TMS320TCI6636 System on a Chip (SOC), offering eight processor cores in a small package, as well as four ARM Cortex A-15 cores as well as wireless accelerators. For more power, the device also includes two TI TMS320C6678 multicore DSPs and a Xilinx Kintex-7 FPGA. It has an integrated 4x4 RF interface.

The solution is targeted at test equipment, research and other specialized uses that require low power consumption and high performance.

Since the hardware and the software are available in one package, OEMs can build new small cell products and deliver them to market quickly. There’s no license fee for the software, which vendors like Radisys appreciate in marketing new systems.

"CommAgility's advanced wireless hardware based on the TCI6636 SoC makes an ideal standard platform for our market leading TotaleNodeB software solution, which provides the rest of the functionality for a typical eNodeB system,” said Renuka Bhalerao, senior product line manager of small cells and Trillum software at Radisys.

Edited by Alisen Downey

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