Radisys and Mindspeed Continue Small Cell Leadership with Industry’s First LTE-A Small Cell Demonstration

  Radisys and Mindspeed Continue Small Cell Leadership with Industry’s First
  LTE-A Small Cell Demonstration

          Proof of Concept Demo of Carrier Aggregation on Small Cell

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- February 20, 2013

Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), and Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS)
announced today that they will be demonstrating a proof of concept of an LTE-A
small cell at Mindspeed’s booth at Mobile World Congress 2013 at stand 7E.104
from February 25 - 28, 2013 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. The
demonstration will show a small cell with carrier aggregation, connected to
two radios at 700MHz and 2.6GHz carriers, but combining them into a single
connection to the core network. Carrier aggregation is a critical part of 3GPP
Release 10 LTE-A and is being deployed by carriers now. By combining two
channels and treating them as a single pipe, it enables higher data rates and
improves efficiency, while also making spectrum re-farming easier.

The proof of concept demonstration is running on Mindspeed®’s Transcede® T3300
baseband processor, designed for higher performance small cells, connected to
two radios, one for each band. The software from Mindspeed for the PHY and
Radisys for the small cell protocols and application runs on the T3300 and
combines the two radio channels into a single IP stream to the Enhanced Packet
Core (EPC).

According to iGR Inc., by the end of 2013, there will be over 150 LTE-A
networks operating in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

“Wireless technology is advancing fast, from 3G to LTE and now LTE-A,” said
Dr. Naser Adas, senior vice president and general manger of the wireless
infrastructure business unit of Mindspeed. “Small cells are becoming a
critical part of the network. We are leading the small cell industry, with 63%
share according to Infonetics Research, and we are proud to be working with
Radisys to be the first companies to demonstrate an LTE-A small cell.”

“Carrier aggregation is very critical for the wireless industry to meet the
bandwidth demands of LTE-A,” said Todd Mersch, senior director product line
management, software and solutions, at Radisys. “Radisys is pleased to be at
the forefront of LTE-A evolution and enabling market in successfully
demonstrating features that will shape the industry in coming years.”

Mindspeed’s small cell SoC portfolio is the leader in the industry, in both
commercial and technological terms. Mindspeed has 34 LTE small cell design
engagements and is one of the first small cell SoC companies to have LTE
systems commercially deployed.

Radisys’ Trillium small cell software has proven critical to the advancement
of small cell deployments around the world. Radisys’ award-winning Trillium
TOTALeNodeB is a complete software solution that is engaged in 15 active small
cell trials and deployments and has secured more than 60 LTE customer wins.

Mindspeed will be hosting small cell technology demonstrations for service
providers, OEM customers, press and analysts during Mobile World Congress 2013
at stand 7E.104 from February 25 - 28, 2013 at the Fira Gran Via in Barcelona,
Spain.

About Mindspeed Technologies

Mindspeed Technologies (NASDAQ: MSPD) is a leading provider of network
infrastructure semiconductor solutions to the communications industry. The
company's low-power system-on-chip (SoC) products are helping to drive video,
voice and data applications in worldwide fiber-optic networks and enable
advanced processing for 3G and long-term evolution (LTE) mobile networks. The
company's high-performance analog products are used in a variety of optical,
enterprise, industrial and video transport systems. Mindspeed's products are
sold to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) around the globe.

To learn more, please visit www.mindspeed.com. Company news and updates are
also posted at www.twitter.com/mindspeed.

About Radisys

Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS) is a market leader enabling wireless infrastructure
solutions for telecom, aerospace and defense applications. Radisys'
market-leading ATCA and MRF (Media Resource Function) platforms coupled with
world-renowned Trillium software, services and market expertise enable
customers to bring high-value products and services to market faster with
lower investment and risk. Radisys solutions are used in a wide variety of 3G
& 4G / LTE mobile network applications including: Radio Access Networks (RAN)
solutions, wireless core network applications, Deep Packet Inspection (DPI)
and policy management; conferencing and media services including voice, video
and data.

Radisys^® and Trillium^® are registered trademarks of Radisys. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact:

Mindspeed
Investor Relations
Kevin Trosian
VP Business Development and Investor Relations
+1 949-579-3111
investor.relations@mindspeed.com
or
Media Contact
Rupert Baines
VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing Communication
+44 1225 469 744
rupert.baines@mindspeed.com
or
Radisys
Media Contact:
Lyn Pangares
Director Corporate Marketing
+503.807.9069
Lyn.pangares@radisys.com
 
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