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Freescale RF Technologies and QorIQ Qonverge Base Station-on-Chip Enable Innovative White Space Broadband Solution from TTP

  Freescale RF Technologies and QorIQ Qonverge Base Station-on-Chip Enable
  Innovative White Space Broadband Solution from TTP

Freescale small cell products help industry leader TTP deliver “last mile”
connectivity for pioneering solution

Mobile World Congress 2013

Business Wire

BARCELONA, Spain -- February 25, 2013

The Technology Partnership (TTP), a world leader in digital broadcast TV,
satellite, cellular and communications solutions using license-exempt
spectrum, has selected Freescale Semiconductor’s (NYSE: FSL) RF solutions and
QorIQ Qonverge BSC9131 base station-on-chip as the foundation of an
innovative, low-cost solution for delivering high-speed broadband service over
white space spectrum.

White space is license-exempt radio spectrum that exists between licensed TV
transmissions. Globally, more than 100 MHz of prime UHF white space radio
spectrum exists in many rural locations and is characterized by excellent
propagation characteristics ideal for long-range communication. Enabled by the
right multicore SoC and RF solutions, the spectrum can be used to deliver data
at high speeds across a distance of many miles. White space spectrum is ideal
for providing fixed broadband internet services to locations where the routing
of cables or optical fiber is neither practical nor economic.

TTP and Freescale are collaborating to develop low-cost terminals and base
stations engineered to support “last-mile” delivery of broadband service to
consumers and small businesses. Similar in size to current-generation home
routers, the TTP solution is engineered to deliver broadband over white space
at speeds comparable to cellular LTE. By combining several TV channels and
using directional antennas, data rates can be maximized.

“Enabling communities with affordable, robust broadband service in locations
where wired infrastructure is impractical or uneconomical is one of the great
challenges for the telecommunications industry over the coming years,” said
Richard Walker, Head of Wireless for TTP. “White space broadband is
significantly faster and lower cost to deploy than optical fiber over long
distances in remote areas. The price and power advantages of Freescale’s
products will play a significant role in further enhancing the performance and
cost efficiencies of our white space solution.”

Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge BSC9131 processor will handle the entire wireless
stack from Layer 1 to transport and other processing duties for the TTP white
space solution. The TTP solution additionally includes Freescale’s MMZ09312B,
MMZ25332B, MML09211H and MML20211H advanced gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic
microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) amplifiers featuring exceptional linearity
and power efficiency.

“As IP traffic continues to grow exponentially around the world, spectrum has
become an increasingly rare and valuable commodity,” said Tareq Bustami, vice
president of product management for Freescale’s Digital Networking business.
“TTP’s white space solution helps to unlock the value of idle TV band spectrum
and deliver affordable broadband to historically underserved markets.
Freescale is pleased that the performance and power efficiency of its embedded
small cell technologies will play a key role in TTP’s compelling new product.”

TTP is an established leader in white space development and was one of the
first to demonstrate the potential of using TV spectrum for the delivery of
broadband by linking its head offices in Hertfordshire, UK, to a rural village
in Cambridgeshire in 2012.

About Freescale’s QorIQ Qonverge BSC9131 processor

The QorIQ Qonverge BSC9131 base station-on-chip is based on 45-nm advanced
process technology. It includes multi-standard acceleration technology that
adds flexibility and reduces costs for OEMs. An onboard Multi-Accelerator
Platform Engine for baseband, called MAPLE-B, works in concert with the
high-performance and fully programmable DSP core to support Layer 1 processing
for 3G-LTE, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX and WCDMA standards. A high-performance Power
Architecture e500 MPU coupled with a smart Ethernet controller and a security
encryption accelerator balance the device to handle Layer 2/3, transport and
control functions.

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 world.www.freescale.com

About TTP

The Technology Partnership plc (TTP) is Europe's leading technology and
product development company. TTP works closely with its clients to create
disruptive products based on advances in technology and engineering
innovation. TTP’s technology lies behind many products and processes in areas
as diverse as communications, digital printing, instrumentation, consumer &
industrial products, biotechnology, medical devices, cleantech and security
systems. For more information, please visit http://www.ttp.com/

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.

Contact:

TTP
Richard Walker, (44) 01763 262626
Mobile: (44) 7720 598330
richard.walker@ttp.com
or
Freescale Semiconductor
Americas:
Jack Taylor, 512-996-5161
Mobile: 512-560-7143
jack.taylor@freescale.com
or
Asia Pacific:
Gloria Shiu, (85-22) 666-8237
gloria.shiu@freescale.com
or
Europe, Middle East and Africa:
Laurent Massicot, (33-16) 935-7712
laurent.massicot@freescale.com
or
India:
Anjali Srivastava, (91-120) 395-0000
anjali.srivastava@freescale.com
or
Japan:
Masako Tanikawa, (81-3) 5437-9128
masako.tanikawa@freescale.com