First product to address multi-standard, low cost, compact base stations
MONTREAL, Canada – February 8, 2011 – Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of media processing and wireless solutions, today announced a low cost, low power integrated solution for femtocells and picocells. This latest Layer 1 firmware release runs on Octasic’s previously announced OCT2224W SoC, based on its second generation asynchronous Opus2 DSP core, and is able to process up to 64 HSPA+ users on a single device. The solution will support indoor enterprise femtocells, indoor high capacity femtocells and picocells, outdoor picocells, and microcells.
Octasic offers the only truly multi-standard solution able to run multiple air interfaces concurrently, which is enabled by the fully programmable, standard agnostic, multi-core architecture of its SoC with three glueless RF interfaces. The complete solution can be integrated either within a traditional Iub interface network or within the lower cost Iuh backhaul architecture, based on Femto Access Point (FAP) protocols such as Continuous Computing stacks. It supports cell sizes up to 20 km and is capable of supporting users sharing data rates up to 42 Mbps downlink and 22 Mbps uplink as specified by HSPA+ Releases 7 and 8.
“With this latest PHY release for the OCT2224W, Octasic provides a one-stop shop for a SoC and baseband software solution for OEMs who want to quickly enter the fast growing compact multi-standard picocell market,” said Emmanuel Gresset, vice president of software defined radio (SDR) at Octasic. “The network topology paradigm shift to picocells is driven by the urgent need to improve coverage of existing 2G and 3G networks and create data capacity for new 3.5G and 4G networks.”
According to ABI Research, by 2015, compact picocell shipments are expected to reach 4.3 million units, while compact microcell shipment will reach close to a million units. In 4 years, compact base stations will far outpace shipments for remote radio heads and traditional base stations.
Octasic provides physical layer software products for GSM, EDGE, WCDMA, HSPA+, and LTE that are fully 3GPP compliant. An OCT2224W device can implement a complete multi-standard picocell that can provide LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+, EDGE, GSM or any other commercial or proprietary wireless standard on a single hardware platform.
The OCT224W is fully C programmable and its state of the art development environment allows system integrators to customize Octasic’s PHY products if needed, as well as develop their own proprietary algorithms or standards.
Octasic will present its new GSM, UMTS and LTE demos at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 14-17, Hall 2.0, Stand 2H71.
Octasic Inc. is a global provider of media and wireless baseband processing silicon and software solutions for the converged carrier, enterprise and end-point communication equipment markets. The company’s leading quality VoIP, HD video and multi-standard wireless base station multi-core DSP solutions are based on Opus, a unique asynchronous DSP architecture. Octasic allows next-generation equipment manufacturers to significantly reduce system costs by offering unmatched performance in terms of density and power consumption. Founded in 1998, Octasic is a privately-held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.