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Interphase Corp. Unveils iSPAN Wireless Base Station-on-a-Card Modules

Interphase Corp., a provider of embedded networking and communications solutions, introduced its newest Interphase (News - Alert) iSPAN Wireless base station-on-a-card modules at 2010 Mobile World Congress.
Ideal for LTE, WiMAX (News - Alert), and machine-to-machine applications, the new Interphase iSPAN Wireless base station-on-a-card solutions are pre-integrated with fully compliant protocol layers. This solution is designed for use in LTE (News - Alert) eNodeB (baseband, control, and network) and next generation WiMAX 4G networks, officials with Interphase, said in a press release.
The products showcased at 2010 MWC include: iSPAN 36701 and iSPAN 36702 wireless base stations. The iSPAN 36701 is a wireless small form factor base station advanced mezzanine card for LTE and WiMAX. This device is based on the Mindspeed Transcede 4020 System on a Chip processor, which integrates the base station control, baseband PHY and the radio interface into a single package.
The iSPAN 36702 is also wireless small form factor base station AMC for LTE and WiMAX. The module is ready to combine with a radio head and is based on the new Wintegra WinPath 3 chip, which is highly optimized for wireless-specific protocols.
In addition, the iSPAN 36702 encompasses the Xilinx Virtex-6 that integrates the baseband PHY and the radio interface into a single component.
According to Interphase Corp., the iSPAN family of compact and innovative designs helps in reducing development costs and time to market. It also reduces the base station footprint, and simplifies the design to reduce base station costs.
Apart from iSPAN 36701 and iSPAN 36702 wireless base stations, Interphase also offers other LTE solutions that can be used for expanding the processing capacity of the wireless base station. These include: iSPAN 36CA Quad SFP GE with Cavium OCTEON 58xx AMC; and iSPAN 36MC2 single/dual SFP+ 10 GE with Cavium OCTEON 56xx AMC.
Official with Interphase said in a press release that Mindspeed Technologies (News - Alert), partnered with the company and Aricent on the Interphase the iSPAN 36701 Wireless Base Station Advanced Mezzanine Card.
Mindspeed's Transcede 4000 series baseband processor SoC is now powering the iSPAN 36701. Aricent (News - Alert) is delivering LTE software running on the Transcede processor as part of the complete iSPAN 36701 LTE reference solution.

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Amy Tierney

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