PureWave Networks selects Texas Instruments’ wireless infrastructure SoCs for family of LTE small cell base stations
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) and PureWave Networks, Inc., an innovative provider of advanced, cost-effective 4G wireless base stations, announced their collaboration on PureWave’s newly announced PureWave Constellation, a family of LTE small cell base stations, designed to handle up to 1Gbps of data traffic with unmatched ease. With TI’s KeyStone-based wireless infrastructure System-on-Chips (SoCs), including production quality 3GPP compliant LTE PHY software, PureWave Networks is able to more easily design high performance small cell outdoor base stations, at a lower cost, lower power, and in less time than with competing solutions. For more information please visit www.ti.com/multicore or www.pwnets.com.
"PureWave Constellation is a family of advanced, outdoor small cell base stations which will ultimately be capable of delivering up to 1Gbps of LTE traffic. When selecting an SoC for such an ambitious platform, we looked for a field-proven vendor that could help us meet our challenging requirements of higher performance and quicker time-to-market, as well as give us the flexibility to differentiate our product offerings," said Dan Picker, CTO, PureWave Networks. "We found that true roadmap partner in TI and its powerful KeyStone multicore architecture and will be using the architecture to its absolute full potential."
The KeyStone-based wireless infrastructure SoCs leverage TI’s broad resources to bring the most comprehensive portfolio of processing, software and complementary support devices to PureWave Networks. The devices are powered by production quality 3GPP compliant LTE PHY software, based on TI’s field-proven wireless application specific libraries. They also include a full portfolio of complementary analog products such as data converters, RF products, clocks, amplifiers, SWIFT™ DC/DC high-density converters and other power management products, which complete the integrated solution for small cell developers, reducing system cost and development time.
The SoCs’ processing elements include TI fixed- and floating-point TMS320C66x digital signal processor (DSP) generation cores, as well as power efficient ARM® Cortex™ RISC cores, offering PureWave Networks increased capacity and high performance at half the power consumption of traditional RISC cores. Integrating TI’s field-proven KeyStone architecture elements for layers 2, 3 and transport processing with software components, optimizes design efficiencies and enables PureWave to develop more cost-efficient base stations. The remaining base station functions, including all baseband and packet processing, are handled by the DSP cores coupled with configurable wireless, network and security coprocessors.
"We are very excited to be collaborating with PureWave Networks on their innovative PureWave Constellation family of small cell products," said Sandeep Kumar, business manager, wireless base station infrastructure, Texas Instruments. "PureWave is certainly generating buzz in this fast growing market and, by incorporating silicon and production-grade software from TI and its partners, we look forward to seeing their small cell base stations deployed in the field quickly."
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About TI’s KeyStone multicore architecture
Texas Instruments’ KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the KeyStone architecture is the foundation upon which TI’s new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high performance computing. Learn more at www.ti.com/multicore.
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About PureWave Networks
PureWave is a rapidly growing, privately held company headquartered in Silicon Valley. A small cell pioneer, PureWave has commercially introduced multiple generations of small cell and compact 4G wireless base stations, starting with the 2009 launch of PureWave Quantum 1000.
PureWave’s product portfolio includes the PureWave Constellation, a family of advanced, small cell LTE base stations that deliver jaw-dropping peak data rates of up to 1Gbps of LTE capacity and offers an array of advanced options, including multi-channel and multi-frequency support, advanced SON and traffic shaping. The company’s PureWave Quantum family of award winning, outdoor, mobile WiMAX base stations is selling around the globe and has been deployed in over 120 commercial networks. More information at: www.pwnets.com.
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