Texas Instruments powers PureWave Networks LTE small cell base stations

Telecom Lead @ CTIA Wireless 2012: Texas Instruments
and PureWave Networks announced their association on PureWave’s recently
announced PureWave Constellation, LTE small cell base stations, to handle up to
1Gbps of data traffic.

TI’s KeyStone-based wireless infrastructure
System-on-Chips (SoCs), including production quality 3GPP compliant LTE PHY
software assisted PureWave Networks to design high performance small cell
outdoor base stations, at lower cost, lower power, and in less time than with
competing solutions.

“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.

KeyStone-based infrastructure SoCs leverage TI’s
resources to bring 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 wireless application specific libraries.

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.

“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,” said Sandeep Kumar, business manager,
wireless base station infrastructure, Texas Instruments.

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