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Mindspeed, SpiderCloud Develop 3G Small-Cell Network Solution for Enterprise Deployments
September 13, 2012
By Shamila Janakiraman, TMCnet Contributor
Mindspeed Technologies (News - Alert) announced the development of a customized baseband processor in collaboration with SpiderCloud Wireless which develops small-cell network platforms that let mobile operators provide optimum cellular coverage, capacity and smart applications to enterprises.
In a release Raouf Y. Halim, chief executive officer at Mindspeed said, “3G small cells are being deployed in homes, small enterprises and outside in metropolitan areas, but until now, the industry has not been able to deliver a true ‘enterprise-grade’ system.”
Mindspeed specializes in small cell technology holding a huge share of the high-speed packet access (HSPA) market. Mindspeed delivers support for both HSPA and LTE (News - Alert) in its small cell SoCs besides offering both frequency-division duplexing (FDD) LTE and time-division LTE (TD-LTE) solutions.
The new baseband processor solution will enable mobile operators to make scalable deployments of indoor 3G systems for medium to large enterprise customers. The solution features self-organizing and scalable system features from SpiderCloud.
According to officials, the SpiderCloud Wireless Enterprise Radio Access Network (E-RAN) system leverages the company’s software stack that includes its own physical layer software (PHY) implementation on Mindspeed’s system-on-chip (SoC). The PHY optimizes mobility and takes care of interference problems of radio nodes controlled and powered by SpiderCloud’s enterprise premises-based services node.
The E-RAN feature provides reliable 3G coverage and capacity for 100 to 1000s of people over an Ethernet Local Area Network (LAN) for backhaul and enterprise services integration. This also ensures mobility and cell-to-cell handoff and synchronization with the operator’s macro cellular network.
Behrooz Parsay, senior vice president of engineering and operations with SpiderCloud Wireless remarked, “Mindspeed’s technology leadership and ability to provide custom features has helped us bring to market a unique and scalable 3G small cell platform for enterprise deployments by mobile operators.”
Mindspeed has optimized this unique PHY, MAC and upper layers solution while SpiderCloud has aided in developing a PHY as part of this new enterprise small cell network, noted Parsay.
Recently, Mindspeed Technologies announced the launch of an adaptive equalizer for serial digital interface, or SDI, applications.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman
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