Mindspeed Processors Power Live Small Cell Showcases at 4G World and ARM TechCon
Nov 08, 2012 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) --
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc., a supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, announced that Aricent Inc. showcased LTE small cell solutions featuring Mindspeed's Transcede processor at 4G World at McCormick Place in Chicago.
ARM demonstrated Mindspeed's latest LTE small cell SoC at the ARM TechCon conference at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
According to a release, Aricent's 4G World demo highlighted a jointly-developed LTE eNodeB reference framework. The carrier-class product is a complete solution design, from RF interface through S1 and X2 interfaces and includes Aricent base station software stacks integrated with Mindspeed baseband and silicon. Rigorously tested for functionality and performance, the base station solution is designed to help telecom equipment manufacturers (TEMs) deliver high-performance base stations in multiple form factors, including femto, pico, metro and micro-cell configurations and is available for both LTE FDD and TD-LTE variants.
The ARM TechCon demo featured Mindspeed's Transcede 4000 processor and showcased a complete, full performance LTE home eNodeB reference system utilizing carrier-class software from both Mindspeed and Radisys Corp., with the system's protocol stack running on the ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor.
Mindspeed was one of ARM's first licensees and now includes ARM processors in several different product lines, from communications processors, such as the new Comcerto 2000, to small cell baseband SoCs. Within these, the Mindspeed portfolio supports all the major air-interfaces (GSM, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, LTE FDD and TD-LTE), and scales from residential femtocells to high-performance metro-cells.
"Mindspeed has developed its industry-leading small cell portfolio using ARM technology and can attest to the benefits of the ARM core for cellular infrastructure," said Rupert Baines, vice president, corporate strategy and marketing communication, at Mindspeed. "Just this week Informa announced that the number of small cells has overtaken the number of traditional base stations, meaning that the vast majority of new base stations are powered by ARM processors."
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