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TI Introduces Software Offerings for Small Cell Developers
February 26, 2013
By Anuradha Shukla, TMCnet Contributor
Ideal for small cell developers, the complete software offerings will save time and resources for users.
The offerings will also conserve the budget used in software development, and enable small cell developers to focus on product differentiation.
Texas Instruments’ first software offering is a new production-ready small cell Physical (PHY) software package, and second is a transport software package for wireless and other network-oriented applications.
Developers can use the first solution to cost effectively and easily design differentiated small cell base stations.
The transport software package is available now with the latest version of TI’s multicore software development kit (MCSDK), while the company’s Base Station SoftwarePac for small cells will be available in the first half of this year.
“Our mantra is to develop higher performing, highly differentiated small cell base stations and get them to market in record time, said Dan Picker, CTO at PureWave Networks. “TI's KeyStone SoCs and software have given us a solid foundation on which to build our products and have streamlined their development, enabling us to focus on meeting the market's more challenging requirements with features that make our products stand out.”
Both solutions allow base station developers to accelerate their designs on TI's multicore platform today. The scalable software also supports robust synchronization options and network listening capabilities for LTE (News - Alert) and WCDMA.
"TI's Base Station SoftwarePac offers us a complete and flexible PHY layer for our multi-mode LTE/WCDMA small cell base stations,” said Pete Keevill, VP of Engineering and cofounder of Ubiquisys (News - Alert).
Texas Instruments was in the news earlier this month for launching a power management controller with 4- and 6-bit voltage identification (VID) interfaces.
Edited by Braden Becker
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