NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), the industry leader in technology for small cells, and Contela, Inc. today announced that the companies will jointly develop advanced long-term evolution (LTE) femtocells and other small cell dual mode 3G/LTE solutions. The collaboration combines Mindspeed®’s carrier-grade Transcede® System-on-Chip (SoC) baseband processor solutions with Contela’s development expertise. Contela has already developed 3G femtocells that are widely deployed in carrier networks and is now enhancing its wireless products with LTE and dual-mode small cell products.
Mindspeed's Transcede family of processors include complete NodeB and eNodeB SoC solutions that perform concurrent 3G and LTE processing in a single device, including time division synchronous code division multiple access (TD-SCDMA), wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA)/high-speed packet access (HSPA+) and both frequency division duplexing LTE (FDD-LTE) and TD-LTE. The recently announced Transcede T22xx series targets residential and small enterprise applications, while the T33xx series is focused on enterprise, metro and pico base stations. These products combine Mindspeed’s strength in LTE with Picochip’s leadership in carrier grade 3G.
“As a developer of home femtocell solutions for 3G mobile networks, Contela believes that next-generation networks and applications will require LTE femtocells and other small cell base stations,” said Jang An Kwon, chief marketing officer with Contela. “The development of a broad portfolio of small cell products for the different market demands is important to serve our operator customers. Mindspeed’s dual mode T22xx /T33xx SoC baseband processor products deliver multi-standard operation with carrier-grade performance, and are the ideal solution for building our family of products.”
“Mindspeed is delighted that our Transcede SoCs have been chosen by Contela for the company’s next-generation femtocells and other small cell products,” said Dr. Naser Adas, vice president and general manager, wireless and customer premises equipment (CPE) at Mindspeed. “We have been impressed by Contela’s commitment and expertise in developing small cells. Both companies believe in the huge opportunity of this market and we look forward to a successful collaboration with them.”
Mindspeed has the most complete portfolio of SoCs in the industry, ranging from cost-effective residential 3G only, through the new T22xx and T33xx up to the micro/macro class. All Transcede family devices are supported by a complete, carrier-class software reference design to accelerate time-to-market schedules. Mindspeed’s Transcede reference design includes RF module integration, a real-time Linux board support package, and standard-compliant physical-layer (PHY) implementation for LTE and W-CDMA and TD-SCDMA, with associated utilities and test scripts.
About Mindspeed Technologies
Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video, voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable advanced processing for 3G and Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical, enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed offers the most broadly deployed semiconductor solutions for small cell base stations on the market today. Mindspeed's products are sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.
Contela is a leading global femtocell company with a wide range of femtocell end-to-end solution including AP, gateway, and management system for home, enterprise, and outdoor market in various technologies. Based on the various products and advanced technologies, Contela has been building trustworthy relationships with major global vendors and operators including SK Telecom, KDDI, Hitachi, etc. Furthermore, Contela is ready to release commercial LTE femtocell products for Home & Enterprise in 2012 to offload LTE data traffic and solve LTE coverage hole. Based on the leading technology in 3G Commercial Deployment, Contela will lead the LTE femtocell market globally and achieve the world first commercial success.