Cavium unveils OCTEON Fusion, base station-on-a-chip family

Cavium, a provider of semiconductor products that enable
intelligent processing for networking, communications, and the digital home,
announced the launch of OCTEON Fusion Family, the powerful, small cell
“Base Station-on-a-chip” family designed for LTE and 3G small cell
base stations, including picocell and micro base stations.



OCTEON Fusion processors including OCTEON’s MIPS64 based
multi-core architecture along with Baseband DSP cores, extensive LTE/3G
hardware accelerators and digital front end (DFE) functionality into a single
chip. It will also reduce the BOM cost and power envelope of small cell base



OCTEON Fusion Family consists of multiple SoCs
(system-on-a-chip) that enable small cells ranging from 32 users to 300+ users
and up to dual 20MHz carriers, delivering industry-leading scalability. OCTEON
Fusion is accompanied by FusionStack software, a interoperability tested (IOT),
carrier-class L1 to L3 software suite for rapid time to market.



OCTEON Fusion and FusionStack Software have been
developed in close partnership with a Tier-1 Telecom Equipment Manufacturer
(TEM) and have been designed into their next gen LTE small cell base stations.



Most of the TEMs and carriers are working to implement
small cell based network topology. According to industry analysts, the small
cell base station semiconductor market is expected to reach over $1 Billion by



“TEM’s require small cell solutions with
unprecedented levels of scalability, performance, security and manageability
with the ability to offer differentiating capabilities such as QoS,
interference mitigation and Self-Optimizing Networks (SON). We are delighted
that our OCTEON Fusion family is able to provide industry-leading processing
power to enable wireless TEM’s to implement sophisticated macro class
capabilities in a very compact and low cost footprint,” said Syed Ali,
president and CEO, at Cavium.



OCTEON Fusion includes FusionStack, a comprehensive
software suite that suitable to deploy in a Tier 1 LTE network, as a result of
thorough inter-operability radio conformance testing with multiple user



PHY (L1) layer software includes complete user-plane and
control plane components for FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE and 3G, along with protocol
processing libraries that take advantage of the in-built hardware acceleration.
The comprehensive deployment ready suite includes Layer 2 /3 libraries, network
side control and timing synchronization, along with diagnostic tools.



Cavium recently announced
initial shipments of OCTEON II CN66XX processors to multiple OEM customers.



The Cavium OCTEON II CN66XX integrates up to 10 MIPS64
cores and most-advanced hardware acceleration for networking, mobile
infrastructure, control-plane and data-center applications providing superior
performance within highly constrained power and cost designs.



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