Mindspeed offers new wireless baseband processors for Small Cell 3G/4G/LTE Base Stations

Mindspeed Technologies, today announced two new members of the Transcede(TM) family of wireless baseband processors.

Mindspeed Technologies, today announced two new members of the Transcede(TM) family of wireless baseband processors. The additions extend Mindspeed’s family of highly integrated system-on-chip (SoC) devices across all base station platforms for next-generation mobile networks, from picocells and enterprise femtocells to the largest macrocell implementations.

Mindspeed(R)’s expanded 3G/4G/long-term evolution (LTE) processor family includes the Transcede 3000, which is designed for small-cell 3G and 4G base stations supporting up to 32 users, and the Transcede 4005, which is designed for 3G and 4G macrocell developers who want to combine its high-performance Layer 1 (L1) physical-layer (PHY) processing capabilities with an existing Layer Two (L2) media access control (MAC) processing solution. All other Transcede processors combine L1 PHY and L2 MAC functionality on the same device to deliver the lowest possible system latency.

“Next-generation 3G/4G/LTE mobile networks will require many different equipment platforms, from picocells and enterprise femtocells that might only support a handful of subscribers, to large macrocells capable of serving hundreds or even thousands of subscribers,” said Alan Taylor, marketing director for Mindspeed’s multiservice access business unit. “We have addressed this challenge with a comprehensive family of Transcede devices that enable designers to leverage a common software architecture and programming model so they can speed and simplify the development of a wide variety of platforms. Our two, compelling new application-specific SoCs serve two distinct new performance points for small picocells/enterprise femto and large macrocells.”

The Transcede family of SoCs leverages a platform of programmable processors in a single device; including ARM Cortex A9 multi-core symmetric multiprocessing (SMP) reduced instruction set computer (RISC) processors, CEVA DSPs and Mindspeed DSP accelerators. The solution fully supports the complete processing needs of single- and multi-sector base stations using the wideband code-division multiple access (W-CDMA), LTE, LTE time-division duplex (TD-LTE, in China), time division synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA, in China) and/or WiMAX air-interface standards. The Transcede family of SoCs can deliver performance ranging from small picocells/enterprise femto to large macrocells.


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