MIPS and SySDsoft Collaborate On 4G Mobile Handset Android Platform

  • Posted on: 5 June 2010
  • By: chw staff

MIPS and SysDSoft have announced that they have made a break through using Android technology. SysDSoft a supplier of mobile WiMAX and LTE embedded software solution for 4G has collaborated with MIPS to develop the industry’s first LTE protocol stack ported to the Android platform. A break through which see MIPS move closer to becoming major player in Android and 4G solutions.

"With SySDSoft, we have achieved not only what we believe to be the first LTE stack on Android, but we also handily beat competitive solutions on benchmarks. Companies developing SoCs for next generation mobile handsets should consider MIPS' Technologies flexible and high performance solutions," said Art Swift, vice president of marketing.

According to MIPS they were able to achieve nearly theoretical maximum CAT4 data through put with small packet size, low CPU operating frequency and low power. MIPS said the results from the collaboration demonstrate the efficiency of the MIPS architecture for 4G mobile handsets.

"As LTE gains traction in mobile handsets, Android will become increasingly important, and the processors driving those systems must be powerful enough to run the entire software stack and applications on a single processor," said Khaled Ismail, CEO, SySDSoft.

Benchmark Details

SySDSoft's LTE UE software stack was tested with both Linux and Android operating systems on a MIPS-Based chipset featuring a 350MHz MIPS32(R) 24Kf(TM) CPU core. The benchmark tested packets of various sizes using an eNodeB emulator to demonstrate achieved UE performance complying with CAT4 requirements. Results showed 150Mbps download (DL) and 50Mbps upload (UL) data rates for packets as small as 256 bytes. For 128byte packets, results showed throughput of around 100Mbps DL and 50Mbps UL thus achieving CAT3 even under such stringent conditions.
The benchmarks demonstrate high performance with minimal processor MIPS consumption, averaging 95 MIPS. This performance was achieved on both Linux and Android without any code changes between the operating systems--demonstrating the versatility of the LTE UE stack architecture.