Radisys® Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), a leading provider of embedded wireless infrastructure solutions, and Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MSPD), a leading supplier of semiconductor solutions for network infrastructure applications, today announced that the companies will showcase an eNodeB small cell reference design supporting the latest Trillium ® TOTALeNodeB software on the Mindspeed ® Transcede ® platform at the LTE World Summit. Radisys and Mindspeed are also continuing to collaborate to provide industry-leading, dual-mode System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms that support both LTE and 3G.
As LTE rolls out, operators will still need to support a mixed subscriber base for both 3G and LTE services, and will therefore need to provide both technologies during the migration. Dual-mode small cells enable operators to serve their mixed 3G and LTE customers while reducing backhaul bandwidth costs, site acquisition costs and the cost of the infrastructure itself rather than deploying separate systems. The Mindspeed and Radisys solution will support carrier aggregation, giving operators the option to “re-farm” 3G spectrum and also use it for additional LTE, all by simply updating the small cell software.
Mindspeed's latest additions to its Transcede family of processors leverage Radisys Trillium software and are complete NodeB and eNodeB SoC solutions that support concurrent 3G and LTE processing in a single device, including TD-SCDMA, wideband code division multiple access (W-CDMA), evolved high-speed packet access (HSPA+) and both frequency division duplexing LTE (FDD-LTE) and time-division duplex long-term evolution (TDD-LTE), with a roadmap to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A). 3G and LTE processing capabilities combined with carrier-class, physical-layer (PHY) software on a single chip accelerates time to market, while simplifying development and reducing risk.
“The Transcede T2200/3300 dual-mode processors are already sampling to customers. We have LTE running and are now porting over the industry-leading 3G baseband we acquired with Picochip,” said Dr. Naser Adas, vice president and general manager, wireless, Mindspeed. “For us, both LTE and 3G are already well-established and integrated with Radisys’ Trillium protocol stacks. We are now bringing them together onto one single platform. Given the field-proven maturity of both modes and the strong history between our two companies, we are confident that we will lead the industry in shipping carrier-class dual-mode solutions into operator deployments.”