Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mindspeed and KT collaborate for LTE small cell solutions

Mobile World Congress 2012, NEWPORT BEACH, USA: Mindspeed Technologies Inc. announced that Korea Telecom (KT) has selected Mindspeed’s Transcede SoC baseband processors for its long-term evolution (LTE) small cell development. The collaboration will combine Mindspeed’s carrier-grade Transcede SoC baseband processor solutions with KT's development expertise to support the carrier’s migration to dual mode (LTE and 3G) small cell base stations.

“Deploying carrier grade LTE small cell solutions with industry leading performance is a key requirement for the KT LTE network roll out plan, and the Mindspeed-based platform and roadmap delivers this,” said Ann Chang-Yong, VP at KT. “Mindspeed’s dual mode T22xx /T33xx SoC baseband processor products deliver multi-standard operation with carrier-grade performance, and are the ideal solution for powering our small cell family of products.”

Mindspeed's Transcede family of processors are complete NodeB and eNodeB SoC solutions that support concurrent 3G and LTE processing in a single device, including time division synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA), wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA)/ evolved high speed packet access (HSPA+) and both frequency division duplexing LTE (FDD-LTE) and time division duplexing LTE (TDD-LTE), with a roadmap to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A).

Combining 3G and LTE processing capabilities into a single chip is more cost effective for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), and the inclusion of a carrier-class physical-layer (PHY) software solution for both 3G and LTE will accelerate time to market, while simplifying development and reducing risk.

“Mindspeed is delighted that our Transcede platform has been chosen by KT for their next-generation femtocell development project," said Dr. Naser Adas, VP and GM, wireless and customer premises equipment (CPE), at Mindspeed. “We have been impressed by KT’s expertise and experience in LTE Cloud-RAN small cell technology and look forward to supporting their new product development efforts."

Mindspeed has the most complete portfolio of SoCs in the industry, ranging from cost-effective residential 3G only, through the new T22xx and T33xx up to the micro /macro class. All Transcede family devices are supported by a complete, carrier-class software reference design to accelerate time-to-market schedules. The reference design includes RF module integration, a real-time Linux board support package, and standard-compliant physical-layer (PHY) implementation for LTE and W-CDMA and TD-SCDMA, with associated utilities and test scripts.

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