Monday, February 7, 2011

Octasic Offers HSPA+ Solution for Femtocells and Picocells

Octasic 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.

"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."