Mindspeed to Highlight New Customers, New Products and Leadership in Small
Cell Market at Mobile World Congress 2013
Small Cell Market Leader to Feature Demonstrations which Showcase Breadth of
Customers, Partners and Technologies
*Highlighting over 30 customer products, including carrier deployed small
*Demonstrations showing the latest in LTE and LTE-A, TD-LTE, 3G, 4G,
dual-mode and integrated small-cell plus Wi-Fi
Mobile World Congress 2013
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- February 21, 2013
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MSPD), the industry leader in technology
for small cell base stations, will be showing over 35 different small cell
products from 25 customers and demonstrating the latest in small cell
technology at Mobile World Congress, Hall 7 – 1E104 in Barcelona, Spain from
February 25 to 28th, 2013. These include carrier deployed small cells for both
3G and LTE and technology milestones such as the first demonstration of small
cell with LTE-A (carrier aggregation), products for both LTE FDD and TD-LTE
and small-cell plus Wi-Fi integration.
Commercial and operator deployed small cell products that will be on display
at the Mindspeed booth range from cost-effective residential femtocells,
through enterprise and indoor base stations, to high-performance, high-power
public access metrocells and outdoor picocells.
Mindspeed is the only small cell SoC supplier with demonstrated support for
all 3GPP air-interfaces: HSPA, TD-SCDMA, LTE FDD and TD-LTE and commercial
small cells for all of these will be on display. These include 3G only
systems, LTE only systems and dual-mode with simultaneous 3G and LTE.
Demonstrations at the booth will include a range of Mindspeed technologies:
*20MHz LTE Small Cell: Most small cells to date have been limited to 10MHz
channels. This demonstration features the Mindspeed® Transcede® T3300
product, running a complete LTE small cell implementation with 20MHz
*LTE-A with carrier aggregation: A proof of concept demonstration of
Release 10 LTE (LTE-A) showing carrier aggregation, with one T3300 device
combining two different radios on two different bands.
*Integrated Small Cell and Wi-Fi small cell: Showing how Wi-Fi and small
cell can be combined into one system: not merely side-by-side but with
co-operation and awareness to enable synergies. Benefits to operators from
this could include improved security, reduced OpEx or bearer-aware
*High-performance HSPA: Mindspeed has a leading position in both LTE and
dual-mode, many deployments are still 3G. Mindspeed has a dominant
position here with 63% share according to Infonetics. This demonstration
shows a high-performance small cell SoC that supports 32 users with
advanced HSPA+ capabilities.
*Dual-mode HSPA and LTE: Mindspeed is the only company with field-proven,
carrier deployed small cell technology for both 3G and LTE, with
demonstrations of integrated simultaneous dual-mode on a single SoC
*Commercial TD-LTE small cell: Emphasizing the maturity and breadth of
offering of Mindspeed’s technology portfolio is a commercial small cell
from a customer with live, operator deployed TD-LTE.
There will also be information on Mindspeed’s newly announced T3400 and T4400
Transcede SoC, designed for high-performance small cell basestations,
supporting LTE-A with a roadmap to LTE-B/LTE-HI.
“Small cells have become mainstream for operators, and Mindspeed is the
leading supplier of technology for this,” said Rupert Baines, vice president
of marketing at Mindspeed. “MWC is an opportunity to see small cell base
stations from our customers, and we will have many of those at our booth. As
well as commercial leadership, we will be demonstrating our technology
leadership, with the first small cell plus Wi-Fi system and the first small
cell with LTE-A.”
Products planned for public display include:
*25 unique HSPA femtocells and small cells, including those in commercial
service with service providers from around the world
*13 LTE and dual-mode small cells, including those from carriers in
*Real-world ecosystem participation from Mindspeed collaborators
*Four different TD-SCDMA femtocells from innovative small cell
manufacturers, with roadmap to TD-LTE
*Picocell-class products for enterprise, metro and rural markets
Mindspeed is the leader in technology for small cell base stations, with top
market share for HSPA shipments, more announced design engagements for LTE
small cells than any other vendor and is the first SoC supplier with
operator-deployed LTE small cells.
In addition, Mindspeed will showcase solutions for mobile broadband routers
(MBRs), or "fixed-wireless" LTE gateways, powered by its dual-core, ARM®
Cortex-A9 Comcerto® 2000 processor family. The new class of high-performance
MBR designs can deliver full 20Mhz, 150/50 Mbps and 10MHz 75/50 Mbps LTE data
rates with support for Wi-Fi, including 802.11ac, Gigabit Ethernet,
carrier-class VoIP and enterprise class security features. These new wireless
gateways enable the deployment of triple-play broadband services using LTE
network access wherever wireline broadband is either unavailable or
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.
Mindspeed Technologies, Inc.
VP Business Development and Investor Relations
VP Corporate Strategy and Marketing Communication
+44 1225 469 744
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