CoWare Releases Reference Library to Accelerate Design of Long Term Evolution (LTE) Wireless Systems
April 2, 2009 -- CoWare, Inc. has announced the availability of a new reference library for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless standard. The new library adds to CoWare’s already available suite of solutions that address the challenges of designing software, algorithms and architectures for LTE networks, basestations, handsets and chip sets. The CoWare LTE Library (Compliant to 3GPP LTE Release V8.5.0) runs on the ultra-fast CoWare Signal Processing Designer multi-threaded simulator. Pre-releases of the new CoWare LTE Library are already in production use by major operators, base station manufacturers and semiconductor companies worldwide.
The LTE standard has gained momentum in the wireless industry. ABI Research forecasts that by 2013 operators will spend over $8.6 billion on LTE base station infrastructure alone. For operators that have already deployed 3G networks, LTE will become a key CAPEX driver over the next five years.
The new CoWare LTE Library models the entire aspect of the physical layer between handsets and basestations. The effects of complex adaptive coding and modulation together with multi-input, multi-output antenna systems can be simulated under the conditions of defined mobility scenarios such as a high-speed train system. The LTE system performance is defined primarily through the achievable network speed per user and requires the simulation of the protocol feedback path between the handset and the basestation. The CoWare LTE Library efficiently exploits the new multi-threaded simulator of CoWare Signal Processing Designer 2009.1, available now, and provides speedup that scales linearly with the number of host processors. Regression simulation on a server farm provides further scalability needed for LTE system design.
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