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ip.access Selects Freescale's QorIQ Qonverge Small Cell SoC Technology for Its First LTE Picocell Base Station
[February 16, 2012]

ip.access Selects Freescale's QorIQ Qonverge Small Cell SoC Technology for Its First LTE Picocell Base Station

AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--

The newest small cell base station from market-leading wireless infrastructure provider ip.access is powered by Freescale Semiconductor's (NYSE: FSL) QorIQ Qonverge PSC9132 processor. Launched today, ip.access' E-100 Access Point (News - Alert) targets the Enterprise space, supports simultaneous 3G and LTE transmission and is the first LTE product from the company.

"ip.access embodies the state-of-the-art in small cell network infrastructure equipment," said Scott Aylor, general manager of Freescale's Wireless Access Division. "This design win underscores the strong market adoption our QorIQ Qonverge products have experienced since their introduction last year."

The QorIQ Qonverge PSC9132 processor provides data speeds of up to 150 Mbps for LTE (News - Alert) users and 42 Mbps speeds for 3G users. Building on these capabilities, the E-100 AP is designed to let mobile network operators provide high-speed data and high-quality voice services to their subscribers in offices, shops, hotels and other hard-to-reach indoor locations.

"After an extensive RFQ process, it was clear that Freescale is the ideal partner to supply the defining processor for our dual-mode 3G/LTE AP products," said Dr. Nick Johnson, chief technology officer for ip.access. "Freescale's QorIQ Qonverge line offers unmatched scalability, performance and multimode capability in a highly advanced system-on-chip solution."

ip.access plans to display a demo using the Freescale device at Mobile World Congress (Hall 1, stand E02) in Barcelona later this month.

ip.access provides end-to-end small cell infrastructure solutions that solve mobile network coverage issues and increase network capacity for home, business or public use. The company's nanoGSM® and nano3G® picocell solutions provide 2G and 3G coverage and capacity for offices, shops, stations, remote rural areas and even passeger aircraft and ships, with live installations in more than 60 networks worldwide including AT&T, T-Mobile, Telef√≥nica (News - Alert) O2, TeliaSonera and Bharti Airtel. In 2011, ip.access passed the milestone of 500,000 3G small cells deployed, and is the company behind the Oyster 3G® femtocell technology inside AT&T's 3G MicroCell, the world's largest consumer small cell deployment.

QorIQ Qonverge base station-on-chip products are based on a common architecture and integrate communications processing, digital signal processing and wireless acceleration technologies into a single system-on-chip in various configurations optimized for next-generation femtocell, picocell, metrocell and macrocell base stations. Advanced process technology and exceptional integration allow the convergence on a single device of multiple functions traditionally performed on separate FPGAs, ASICs, DSPs and processors. This integration reduces the part count, power consumption, cost and footprint for base stations. The common architecture spanning from femtocells to macrocells helps optimize R&D investments and software reuse.

Freescale leveraged its broad R&D scale, deep application knowledge of the wireless space and extensive IP portfolio to develop the QorIQ Qonverge product family. The processors combine multiple Power Architecture® cores and high-performance StarCore DSPs with a MAPLE multimode baseband accelerator, packet processing acceleration engines, interconnect fabric and next-node process technology. The portfolio's products support multiple standards, including GSM, LTE - FDD & TDD, LTE-Advanced, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and WiMAX. In addition, the portfolio's flexible architecture allows support for evolving standards with software upgrades.

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About Freescale Semiconductor (News - Alert)

Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity - our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.

Freescale, the Freescale logo and StarCore are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. QorIQ Qonverge is a trademark of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (News - Alert) All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. The Power Architecture and word marks and the Power and logos and related marks are trademarks and service marks licensed by © 2012 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.

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