Monday, January 17, 2011

Picochip, Continuous Computing and Ixia Demo LTE Small Cells

Picochip, Continuous Computing and Ixia have demonstrated and validated an LTE femtocell solution that could accelerate time-to-market for equipment vendors. The solution uses Continuous Computing's Trillium LTE and femtocell wireless protocol software running on Picochip's picoArray hardware. Ixia's IxCatapult test platform validated the implementation.

Trillium LTE wireless protocol software from Continuous Computing supports LTE femtocells and picocells (Home eNodeB) as well as the Evolved Packet Core (EPC) Mobility Management Entity (MME), Serving Gateway (SWG), Evolved Packet Data Gateway (ePDG) and other EPC elements. Picochip's PC960x is a µTCA-based end-to-end LTE system. The IxCatapult test system from Ixia emulates LTE UE and generates real-world converged multiplay traffic. It is able to measure download and upload throughput, latency and voice and video quality.