Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge Macrocell Base Station-on-Chip Wins 2013 LTE Visionary Award

  Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge Macrocell Base Station-on-Chip Wins 2013 LTE
  Visionary Award

Mobility Tech Zone recognizes the LTE innovation of Freescale’s
industry-leading B4860 product

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas -- February 6, 2013

Mobility Tech Zone has named Freescale Semiconductor’s QorIQ Qonverge B4860
macrocell system-on-chip as a recipient of the 2013 LTE Visionary Award. The
prize recognizes products that have advanced the state of LTE technology
during the previous year.

Mobility Tech Zone is the leading website dedicated to the mobile broadband
industry and is sponsored by  TMC, a global integrated media company, and
Crossfire Media, an integrated marketing company with a core focus on

“Freescale’s achievements in advancing 4G through LTE development are
impressive and, as such, the company was selected as a recipient of the
Mobility Tech Zone LTE Visionary Award,” said Carl Ford, co-founder and
community developer, Crossfire Media. “Freescale is a true innovator and one
to watch for the next evolution of solutions.”

Introduced last year, the QorIQ Qonverge B4860 macrocell system-on-chip is
engineered to help mobile operators accommodate rapid adoption of 4G
data-centric wireless devices, while reducing costs associated with 3G
deployments. The B4860 delivers optimal performance for macrocell base station
applications, utilizing Freescale’s intelligent integration capabilities and
advanced 28 nm process technology to deliver a significant leap forward in
computational capacity.

“The Mobility Tech Zone LTE Visionary Award reinforces Freescale’s role as a
proven and committed innovator in the wireless infrastructure market,” said
Tareq Bustami, vice president of product management for Freescale’s Digital
Networking business. “Freescale is honored to receive this prestigious
recognition and looks forward to even more LTE milestones in 2013.”

The B4860 macrocell SoC integrates four dual-thread, 64-bit e6500 Power
Architecture^® cores with AltiVec SIMD engines running at up to 1.8 GHz. The
e6500 core is ideal for Layer 2, control and transport processing, and
incorporates an enhanced version of the proven, high-performance and widely
adopted AltiVec vector processing unit, which boosts performance for Layer 2
scheduling algorithms. The B4860 also integrates six high-performance SC3900
StarCore FVP cores running at 1.2 GHz. Together, these technologies provide a
balanced, programmable architecture for all baseband digital processing layers
for next-generation base stations.

The B4860 macrocell system-on-chip is the flagship member of Freescale’s QorIQ
Qonverge portfolio of software-compatible base station-on-chip products. The
product family is built on a common architecture integrating Power
Architecture microprocessors, StarCore digital signal processors and wireless
acceleration technologies on a single chip. The QorIQ Qonverge architecture is
based on proven technologies deployed in base stations of all sizes and
supports software reuse, helping customers extend the value of their R&D

About Freescale

Freescale Semiconductor(NYSE: FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing
solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the
automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors
and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity –
our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world
greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and
end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next
generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical
devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based
inAustin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and
sales operations around the

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