Texas Instruments, Continuous Computing & mimoOn GmbH to collaborate on Femtocell
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announced the selection of Continuous Computing(R), a leader in wireless protocol software, and mimoOn GmbH, a leader in software defined radio solutions, as third parties to offer integrated solutions for HSPA and LTE enterprise and residential femtocells. Texas Instruments is also working on seperate Wi-Fi home networking (Celeno and Texas Instruments to Enable Next-Generation Cable Modem Gateways) solution with Celeno.
Continuous Computing's Trillium(R) software, and mimoOn's mi!Femto(TM) advanced femtocell software, will be integrated onto TI's TMS320TCI6485 residential femtocell processor and TMS320TCI6489 enterprise femtocell processor in order to offer both single and multimode solutions for LTE, HSPA+, and HSPA.
Trillium wireless software from Continuous Computing leverages over 20 years of innovation and consists of a complete protocol solution for the dynamic femtocell access point and femtocell gateway markets. Trillium femtocell software meets the unique requirements of network equipment providers and features comprehensive protocol stack support covering LTE & WCDMA, optimized data and control plane performance, and minimized memory footprint. This powerful and comprehensive offering enables customers to reduce project risk, cost, and complexity while accelerating time-to-market.
"Continuous Computing has been aggressive in tailoring access point software and femtocell gateway solutions for traditional as well as non-traditional vendors," said Manish Singh, vice president of product line management. "Trillium femtocell software plus TI DSP femtocell processors equals a compelling combination for equipment manufacturers to participate in the exciting femtocell market. With Continuous Computing and TI, customers can have high confidence in performance, interoperability, portability, and support."
The mi!FemtoLTE(TM) and mi!FemtoHSPA(TM) software families encompass both H(e)NB PHY and Protocol Stack layers, that are full-featured and certified based on the latest versions of the 3GPP standards. Both software packages are written in high level language and in modular form so they are easy to modify or customize even after being deployed; an important feature as the standards and operator requirements for femtocells continue to be revised.
According to mimoOn's CEO, Thomas Kaiser, "This collaboration is significant in that TI brings its longstanding presence in the wireless base station market along with robust DSP processors, while mimoOn brings its legacy of MIMO algorithms, cognitive radio sniffers, and advanced schedulers, to offer innovative solutions for the key challenges in femtocells. This joint technology solution for single and multimode femtocells will be a strategic advantage for operators and OEMs that are looking to deploy femtocells in 2010 and beyond."
The integrated implementation on the femtocell-optimized TCI6485 and TCI6489 will provide high performance, extremely low power consumption, and headroom for the advanced processing required for LTE and HSPA, as well as offer multi-user support. High channel bandwidths, multiple MIMO configurations, FDD/TDD, and high data rates will all be supported. This software-based femtocell design delivers a turnkey solution to OEMs that allows fast time-to-market, a reduced bill-of-materials, and the ability to evolve with future market requirements. To learn more about TI's family of residential and enterprise femtocell solutions, please visit: www.ti.com/femto-3ppr-landing
"Time-to-market and robust performance are key considerations for service providers and equipment manufacturers in successfully deploying femtocell products and services," said Kathy Brown, business manager for TI's wireless baseband infrastructure group. "The integration and testing of the standards-compliant HSPA and LTE software from Continuous Computing and mimoOn with TI's DSP programmable femtocell platform, achieves performance with the ability to differentiate, while offering a rapid vehicle to market."
About Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through design, sales and manufacturing operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.
About Continuous Computing
Continuous Computing(R) is the only company deploying uniquely architected systems comprised of telecom platforms and Trillium(R) software. Leveraging more than 20 years of innovation, the company enables network equipment providers to rapidly deploy carrier-class LTE, DPI, and femtocell applications with reduced risk, cost, and complexity. Only Continuous Computing combines open-standards systems, Trillium protocol software, and expert professional services to create fully-integrated solutions that empower more than 150 customers worldwide to accelerate new product delivery and maximize return on investment. Continuous Computing is an active member of 3GPP, CP-TA, ETSI, Femto Forum, Intel ECA, and the SCOPE Alliance. www.ccpu.com.
mimoOn GmbH is an LTE pioneer in end-to-end software implementation and system design on SDR platforms. The company's scalable and modular 3GPP software family for infrastructure and terminals allows equipment manufacturers to exploit the numerous benefits of SDR. mimoOn's pre-certified Physical Layer (PHY) and Protocol Stack (MAC, PDCP, RLC and RRC) software packages assure fast time to market, conformance to the latest release of the standards, ease of integration, and design to the lowest BOM. Due to the team's strong background from tier 1 wireless manufacturers and the company's ongoing research with leading-edge academic institutions, mimoOn is able to provide innovative solutions to the industry. The company has been voted into EE Times' annual list of Emerging Start-ups and also listed as one of Germany's most promising high-tech companies. source