November 8, 2011 -- Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. and Powerwave Technologies, Inc., a supplier of advanced solutions for wireless communications networks, today announced their collaboration to deliver advanced long-term evolution (LTE) small cell solutions to public safety, military and 4G mobile broadband markets.
Powerwave's LTE picocells are compact LTE and Wi-Fi base stations that deliver up to 15 times greater overall system capacity and a ubiquitous multi-megabyte user experience. The company's small cell technology increases capacity in areas with high-data usage or weak network signals anywhere, anytime in indoor and outdoor environments.
"Powerwave sees small cell basestations as an economical way to build out the existing network infrastructure that immediately meets the needs of today's mobile users and can scale to serve the demands of tomorrow's heterogeneous networks," said Khurram Sheikh, Chief Technical Officer of Powerwave. "Mindspeed's baseband system-on-chip (SOC) technology was designed specifically for this type of application and delivers multi-standard operation with carrier-grade performance."
"Mindspeed is delighted to announce that the first pre-production order of our Transcede SOCs will be used by Powerwave in the company's next-generation picocell products," said Mindspeed Chief Executive Officer Raouf Y. Halim. "Powerwave is a true innovator in the mobile infrastructure sector and is at the forefront of small cell development with its unique Inside Out solutions methodology and a product portfolio that delivers mobile broadband coverage and capacity closer to subscribers, both indoors and outside."
According to Mindspeed, its Transcede processor is the first fully-integrated SOC eNodeB solution offering 3GPP LTE Layer 1, Layer 2 and Layer 3 processing for small cells. Featuring the highest levels of baseband integration, it enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to leverage Mindspeed's carrier-class software architecture and programming model across the entire family of Transcede processors, and to scale designs from enterprise femtocells and picocells to microcells and other evolutionary form factors. Transcede-powered designs leverage significant, multi-layer processing power and hardware acceleration on a single SOC with optimal power consumption.
About Powerwave Technologies, Inc.
Powerwave Technologies, Inc. offers a comprehensive suite of solutions, including antennas, base station solutions and coverage solutions. Powerwave's product line supports all wireless network protocols and frequencies including next-generation networks in 4G technology such as WiMAX and LTE. Powerwave solutions, products and services also help wireless operators and OEMs reduce capital and operating expenses, speed rollout of services, improve coverage and capacity, and reduce environmental impact.
Go to the Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. website to find additional information.