Telcom Lead Asia: Mindspeed Technologies, a technology
provider for small cell base stations, is set to form a joint development lab
with China Mobile Communications Corporation.
The lab will support the operator’s recent deployment of
Time Division Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) femtocells.
“With the close support and collaboration from chip
vendors and infrastructure companies like Mindspeed, femtocell technologies in
China Mobile’s TD-SCDMA network have achieved commercial deployment. This joint
development brings a significantly improved customer experience and further
demonstrates that small cells will play important roles in wireless broadband
services,”said Gu Yihong, assistant general manager at China Mobile
Jiangsu Suzhou Branch.
“We believe an enhanced collaboration with the
world’s leading operator in the TD-SCDMA/TD-LTE area will allow Mindspeed to
deliver the best performance on next generation small cell solutions,”said
Raouf Y. Halim, chief executive officer at Mindspeed.
Recently, Mindspeed and the Aricent Group, a technology
services company launched their joint LTE eNodeB reference framework.
The carrier-class product includes Aricent base station
software stacks integrated with Mindspeed baseband and silicon.
The base station solution is designed to assist telecom
equipment manufacturers (TEMs) to deliver base stations in multiple form
factors, including femto, pico, metro and micro-cell configurations and is
available for both LTE FDD and TD-LTE variants.
Mindspeed’s Transcede family of processors are complete
NodeB and eNodeB SoC solutions that support concurrent 3G and LTE processing in
a single device, including TD-SCDMA, W-CDMA, HSPA+ and both FDD-LTE and TDD-LTE
with a roadmap to LTE-Advanced (LTE-A).
The company claims that it has the most complete
portfolio of small cell SoCs in the industry, from residential to enterprise to