Companies to offer 3G PHY software package for implementing HSPA (3GPP Rel-5, 6) on CEVA’s software-defined radio (SDR) offering
CEVA, a licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) platform offerings and DSP cores, has has entered into partnership with PA Consulting Group, a management and IT consulting and technology firm, to offer optimised software offerings for wireless infrastructure applications based on the CEVA-XC processor and PA’s baseband software radio expertise.
As part of the alliance the companies will offer an integrated 3G PHY software package for implementing HSPA (3GPP Rel-5, 6) on CEVA’s software-defined radio (SDR) offering, which is specifically tuned for the needs of network operators.
Future development will expand to support advanced 3G evolutions including HSPA+ (3GPP Rel-7, 8, 9), said PA Consulting.
The architecture meets the cases required by network operators for large macro base-stations by incorporating multiple CEVA-XC processors into a optimised, homogeneous multi-core offering for high-performance baseband applications.
The joint offering can also be scaled down to address smaller cells such as picocells and femtocells to enable improved architecture with low area and power requirements for any cell size, PA Consulting said.