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November 01, 2011

Axxcelera Powers Next Generation LTE eNodeB with Freescale

Data networking company Axxcelera Broadband Wireless announced it will incorporate processors from Freescale Semiconductor to power its range of eNodeB software frameworks.

Preet Virk, marketing director for Freescale’s Networking Segment, said Axxcelera will leverage Freescale’s industry-leading scalability and field-proven capabilities.

“Axxcelera’s highly innovative LTE products demonstrate what is possible when outstanding equipment manufacturers intelligently unleash the performance, energy efficiency and scalability of Freescale’s industry-leading silicon for wireless networking applications,” Virk said in a statement. “Freescale is pleased to supply its latest QorIQ Qonverge and StarCore products to this compelling new line up of products from Axxcelera.”

Company officials said that Axxcelera eNodeBs can be configured to provide the optimum blend of capacity and performance and will be part of Axxcelera’s broader LTE product range covering all aspects from the EPC to high performance UEs. 

Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Axxcelera is a data networking company that develops technology for the deployment of broadband wireless communications. 

The Axxcelera eNodeBs will incorporate one of Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge systems on chip and the six-core MSC8157 digital signal processor (DSP), company officials said, explaining that the QorIQ Qonverge device is a base station-on-chip based on a common architecture.

By integrating communications processing, digital signal processing and wireless acceleration technologies into a single device the integration lowers part counts and delivers significant power, cost and footprint reductions for base stations, company officials said.

Freescale’s MSC8157 StarCore product includes a combination of fully programmable DSP cores and powerful hardware acceleration to provide best in class performance, power efficiency, connectivity and cost effectiveness. The MSC8157 delivers the peak throughput possible in 3G-LTE 20 MHz bandwidth, delivering 300 Mbps in the downlink and 150 Mbps in the uplink, with 4x4 DL and 2x4 UL MiMO, as well as various interference cancellation schemes to support hundreds of users.

In related news, Axxcelera also inked a partnership with Aricent, a global innovation and technology services company, to deliver a superior mobile broadband experience, MobilityTechzone reported.

Under the terms of the agreement, Axxcelera will license Aricent’s industry leading eNodeB software framework and combine it with its hardware to develop innovative, standards compliant LTE eNodeB software frameworks.

Erin Harrison is Executive Editor, Strategic Initiatives, for TMC, where she oversees the company's strategic editorial initiatives, including the launch of several new print and online initiatives. She plays an active role in the print publications and MobilityTechzone, covering IP communications, information technology and other related topics. To read more of Erin's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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