|[February 21, 2013]
IDT Announces Data Compression IP Offering Industry's Highest Performance for 3G and 4G Wireless Infrastructure Applications
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Integrated Device Technology (News - Alert), Inc. (IDT®)
(NASDAQ: IDTI), the Analog and Digital Company™ delivering essential
mixed-signal semiconductor solutions, today announced data compression
intellectual property (IP) that offers the industry's highest
performance in 3G and 4G wireless
infrastructure applications. IDT's patent-protected baseband
data compression IP reduces system cost by enabling the use of low
cost fiber optic cabling to connect the remote radio unit (RRU) to the
baseband unit (BBU).
In an industry where performance and cost demands pull strongly in
opposite directions, wireless communication equipment manufacturers are
looking for solutions to pass increasing amounts of data over
inexpensive, low-speed fiber optic cable links (up to 2.5�Gbps). IDT's
data compression IP solves this dilemma by offering compression ratios
from 2:1 to 4:1, enabling customers to utilize low-cost cabling by
reliably compressing data while keeping overall signal quality within
required wireless parameters. IDT's compression IP is the only IP in the
industry achieving 3:1 compression at the error vector magnitude (EVM)
percentage required in 4G systems at full Common Public Radio Interface
(CPRI) line rates. The data compression IP is available as an FPGA or
ASIC instantiation suitable to support GSM, WCDMA, and LTE (News - Alert) systems.
"Our industry-leading compression IP offers our customers the tools and
support they need to develop high-performance and cost-effective
wireless communication solutions," said Tom
Sparkman, vice president and general manager of the Communications
Division at IDT. "With 4G-compliant EVM rates at a 3:1 compression
ratio, the value proposition of IDT's compression IP is highly
attractive to all BBU manufacturers looking for a competitive advantage.
Coupled with our Serial
RapidIO interconnect, RF signal path, timing, and high speed data
converter products, IDT offers the industry's most complete and
compelling wireless signal chain solutions on the market."
IDT's compression IP operates with sub-microsecond latency for the
entire compression and decompression chain, having negligible impact on
overall system performance. Furthermore, while the compression IP is
typically used to compress data on the link between the RRU and BBU in
radio access networks, it can also be used to compress data in repeater
systems on the link between master and slave units. This provides
customers the opportunity to use fewer fiber links and optical
connectors to save considerable cost and power.
Pricing and Availability
The IDT's data compression IP is currently sampling to qualified
customers as an FPGA demonstration kit. For more information about IDT's
compression IP, visit www.idt.com/go/CompressionIP.
Integrated Device Technology, Inc., the Analog and Digital Company™,
develops system-level solutions that optimize its customers'
applications. IDT uses its market leadership in timing, serial switching
and interfaces, and adds analog and system expertise to provide complete
application-optimized, mixed-signal solutions for the communications,
computing and consumer segments. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., IDT
has design, manufacturing and sales facilities throughout the world. IDT
stock is traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Stock Market® under the
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