Octasic Introduces the Industry's First Dual-Mode Small Cell Platform
MONTREAL, Feb 21, 2013 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of baseband and media processing
solutions, today announced its newest Small Cell platform, the
SDR4000. This OEM-ready platform brings new levels of performance,
flexibility, and frequency agility. This turn-key platform from
Octasic includes baseband hardware and software, three RF front ends,
and a powerful application processor.
The SDR4000 allows simultaneous 2G, 3G, and 4G operation in a compact
(170x170 mm) form factor that can be powered over Ethernet with
passive cooling. Capacity ranges from 16 to 100 active users across
multiple cellular standards.
Featuring Octasic's OCT2224W baseband processor and a power efficient
application processor, the SDR4000 enables applications such as:
network extension for capacity and coverage, Network in a Box (NIB),
emergency response networks, military networks, human portable BTS,
surveillance, Internet caching and many more.
The SDR4000 provides the following benefits:
Wide reach: Octasic's OCT2224W DSP enables a cell range of 20 km.
Many applications in less-populated areas will benefit from using
fewer base stations.
Carrier Agility: The SDR4000's dynamically re-programmable radios can
operate from 700 MHz to 2.7 GHz with bandwidth from 200 kHz to 20
MHz. The same platform can be used in all operator networks worldwide
or for custom waveforms and frequency bands.
Complete PHY Software: Octasic's flexiPHY software offers 3GPP
compliant physical layers for GSM, UMTS, and LTE, eliminating the
need for OEMs to develop the baseband portion of the design.
Customizable: Octasic's comprehensive development toolset, Opus
Studio, lets OEMs enhance the flexiPHY software or enable them to
develop their own proprietary PHY.
Always-on Network Listen: With three radio front-ends, the SDR4000
supports continuously active network listen during cellular
operation. This enables advanced Radio Resource Management (RRM)
strategies for powerful Self Organizing Network (SON) capabilities.
Application-Driven: The modular nature of the SDR4000 platform allows
OEMs to select the appropriate application processor to optimize
their Power vs. Performance tradeoff. The use of the COM Express(R)
standard ensures a broad range of Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS)
modules. The SDR4000 will initially be delivered with the Intel(R)
Atom(TM) processor N2600.
"Small Cell technology is creating disruption in the conventional
basestation landscape as well as enabling innovative new
applications. Vendors are moving very quickly to stake claims in
these new markets," said Fabio Gambacorta, VP Sales and Business
Development at Octasic. "The SDR4000 shortens time to market for our
customers by integrating all the necessary components into one
compact platform. This allows vendors to focus their efforts on
developing ground-breaking applications for this emerging class of
Octasic will be showcasing its line of Small Cell solutions in Booth
7H10 at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain from February
25th to 28th.
Intel and Atom are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the
United States and other countries.
COM Express(R) is a trademark of the PCI Industrial Computers
Octasic Inc. is a global provider of media and
wireless baseband processing silicon and software solutions for the
converged carrier, enterprise and end-point communication equipment
markets. The company's leading quality VoIP, HD video and
multi-standard wireless base station multi-core DSP solutions are
based on Opus, a unique asynchronous DSP architecture. Octasic allows
next-generation equipment manufacturers to significantly reduce
system costs by offering unmatched performance in terms of density
and power consumption. Founded in 1998, Octasic is a privately-held
company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.
For more information, please visit www.octasic.com.
Octasic PR Contact:
+1 514 282-8863
SOURCE: Octasic Inc.
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