Tata Elxsi Announces Multi-Core DSP-Based WiMAX Base Station and Carrier Class CPE for Public Safety and Defense Applications
February 16, 2009 -- Tata Elxsi, Ltd. has announced the availability of WiMAX solutions-based on Texas Instrumentsí multi-core TMS320TCI6487 digital signal processor chip. The solution supports single and multi-sector/ multi-carrier requirements, and provides OEMs and ODMs the ability to bring advanced, carrier-class product designs quickly to market.
The system incorporates the Tata Elxsi 802.16e pre-tested and optimized Mobile WiMAX baseband software (both PHY and MAC) fully integrated on a production quality hardware platform and RF through partner companies. Tata Elxsi also brings in telecom product development, integration and customization experience in wireless markets, to enable a fully optimized, ready to deploy solution on the TI platform.
The software provides modularity and scalability for OEMs/ODMs to support macro, micro and femto configurations, and plug in proprietary differentiators. The base station solutions are tested for interoperability with third-party ASN gateways, with optional modules for R6 interface and security protocols, and are currently being tested with third- party CPEs.
Further, the solution is integrated with Tata Elxsiís network management system, which offers a ready framework for provisioning, configuration and advanced features to suit WiMAX network deployment.
Tata Elxsi also provides a complete Carrier Class WiMAX CPE reference design including a compact form-factor baseband and RF hardware. Such CPE are especially well suited for mission critical applications as they are highly reliable and flexible with proven capabilities. The use of TIís flagship single core DSP, TMS320TCI6484, can further help in reducing the BoM of such CPEs.
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