Octasic Selects Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processors for Small Cell Platform Product to Enable Innovative New Application OEMs

Octasic Selects Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processors for Small Cell Platform Product to 
Enable Innovative New Application OEMs 
MONTREAL -- (Marketwire) -- 02/21/13 --  Octasic Inc., a leading
innovator of baseband and media processing solutions, today announced
it has selected the Intel(R) Atom(TM) processor for its newest Small
Cell solutions. Octasic's new SDR4000 Small Cell platform is an
OEM-ready product that brings new levels of performance, power
efficiency, and frequency agility. The combination of Octasic's
flexibility in baseband processing and the Intel Atom processor
enables a new class of base station (BTS) for indoor and outdoor
Octasic's unique capabilities of both wide-reach and high-capacity
baseband, coupled with power efficient Intel Atom processors,
delivers a turn-key development platform. This enables applications
such as: network extension for capacity and coverage, Network in a
Box (NIB), emergency response, military, transportable BTS,
surveillance, Internet caching and many more. 
The SDR4000 allows simultaneous 2G, 3G, and 4G operation in a compact
(170x170 mm) form factor that can be powered over Ethernet with
passive cooling. The platform provides improvements in performance
and low power consumption. The SDR4000 will be based on the Intel(R)
Atom(TM) processor N2600. A single processor can run the UMTS RNC
stack as well as the LTE Layer 2 and 3, supporting 100 active users.
Furthermore, Intel(R) QuickAssist Technology provides easy-to-use
software for data-plane acceleration, while supporting migration
across Intel-based devices. With scalability from the Intel Atom
processor to the Intel(R) Xeon(R) processor, and a flexible software
programming model and tool chains, the platform is ideally suited to
provide the amount of processing power required, with headroom for
value added services.  
The SDR4000 supports the COM Express(R) standard ensuring
compatibility with a broad range of Intel-based Commercial
Off-The-Shelf (COTS) modules. This is combined with Octasic's
comprehensive 3GPP flexiPHY software offering extended cell size
coverage, and three on-board software-defined multi-band radios. 
"Octasic provides very power-efficient baseband processors and
platforms," said Emmanuel Gresset, VP Software Defined Radio at
Octasic. "
Selecting Intel processors allow us to benefit from their
strong roadmap of versatile embedded processors while reducing
development time for our customers. The Intel architecture is a
widely supported platform from a tools and third-party applications
"As Small Cell deployments ramp up, the market will need more compact
and versatile basestations," said Stephen Price, General Manager of
Intel's Communications Infrastructure Division. "Solutions such as
those by Octasic will offer cost savings and power efficiency which
will accelerate the development of both commercial and specialized
applications for Small Cells."  
Octasic will be showcasing its line of Small Cell solutions in Booth
7H10 at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain from February
25th to 28th.  
Intel, Atom and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation
in the United States and other countries.  
COM Express(R) is a trademark of the PCI Industrial Computers
Manufacturers Group. 
About Octasic 
 Octasic Inc. is a global provider of media and
wireless baseband processing silicon and software solutions for the
converged carrier, enterprise and end-point communication equipment
markets. The company's leading quality VoIP, HD video and
multi-standard wireless base station multi-core DSP solutions are
based on Opus, a unique asynchronous DSP architecture. Octasic allows
next-generation equipment manufacturers to significantly reduce
system costs by offering unmatched performance in terms of density
and power consumption. Founded in 1998, Octasic is a privately-held
company headquartered in Montreal, Canada. 
For more information, please visit www.octasic.com. 
Octasic PR Contact:
Charbel Dammous
Octasic Inc.
+1 514 282-8863
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