Freescale and AirHop Collaborate on Self-Organizing Network Software Support for QorIQ Qonverge Base Station-on-Chip Portfolio

  Freescale and AirHop Collaborate on Self-Organizing Network Software Support
  for QorIQ Qonverge Base Station-on-Chip Portfolio

AirHop SON software and QorIQ Qonverge multimode processors facilitate
efficient and streamlined HetNet deployment

Business Wire

AUSTIN, Texas & SAN DIEGO -- February 20, 2013

Wireless infrastructure technology leaders Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE: FSL)
and AirHop Communications are establishing solutions that integrate
Freescale’s high-performance QorIQ Qonverge processors with AirHop's eSON™
advanced self-organizing network (SON) software to speed deployment of
heterogeneous networks (HetNets) around the world.

While adding small cell base stations to the world’s networks increases
capacity and complements traditional macrocell base stations, it challenges
service providers to coordinate and manage interaction between growing numbers
of network cells. AirHop eSON™ software support for QorIQ Qonverge processors
is designed to facilitate the coordination of macrocell base stations and
small cells, optimizing mobile traffic via dynamic load balancing and
inter-cell interference management. This allows QorIQ Qonverge customers to
accelerate 4G system deployment and optimize broadband coverage of HetNets.

“Leading wireless infrastructure equipment OEMs worldwide are leveraging the
performance, scalablity and energy efficiency of Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge
base station-on-chip portfolio to create world-class products for the rollout
of heterogeneous 4G LTE networks,” said Tareq Bustami, vice president of
Product Management for Freescale’s Digital Networking business. “Combining
QorIQ Qonverge processors with highly advanced SON software from AirHop will
help our customers get to market sooner, maximize ease of use and take
performance to new levels.”

The QorIQ Qonverge portfolio is comprised of integrated base station-on-chip
devices built on advanced heterogeneous multicore technology. The broad family
of products addresses multi-standard requirements scaling from residential
femto to macro cells with a common architecture.

AirHop’s advanced RAN Intelligence solutions manage interference and optimize
system capacity in multi-cell and multi-layer network configurations. AirHop’s
eSON™ software suite provides real-time optimization of available radio
resources via multi-cell coordination to effectively provide coverage,
capacity and quality of service (QoS) for each cell and individual user. This
is especially critical in HetNet deployments where a large number of
supplemental small cells can exist within a macrocell coverage area.

AirHop’s eSON™ software enables carriers to deploy small cells on an as-needed
basis, leading to significant opex savings. It also improves network capacity
by utilizing real-time, multi-cell coordination and optimization. This
continuous optimization is performed in hundreds of millisecond intervals and
can improve overall data throughput by 10 to 40 percent. AirHop's eSON
software can be deployed in fully distributed, centralized or
hybridarchitectures and, for maximum flexibility, can be located in the cloud
and in a variety of network edge devices.

“Freescale’s highly advanced QorIQ Qonverge base station-on-chip portfolio
provides an excellent platform for our real-time optimization software,” said
Hanson On, co-founder and vice president of Engineering for AirHop. “Upon
completion of the integration, we will be able to offer our customers a
best-in-class solution and enable large-scale HetNet deployments.”


AirHop's SON software support for Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge products is
planned for the third quarter of 2013. For more information, please visit or

About AirHop

Founded in 2007, AirHop provides advanced RAN intelligence critical to the
next wave of the mobile Internet. AirHop’s eSON products are the first to
completely address the installation, operation and performance challenges of
multi-layer, small cell deployments. AirHop is privately held and based in San
Diego, CA. For more information, please visit

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

Freescale and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor,
Inc., Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. QorIQ Qonverge is a trademark of Freescale
Semiconductor, Inc. All other product or service names are the property of
their respective owners. © 2013 Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.


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