Electronic Design

4G Software Solutions From Sandbridge

Sandbridge Technologies, a fabless semiconductor company developing multi-mode baseband/multimedia processors for low-cost advanced mobile data devices, announced that it will showcase an LTE UE implementation based on its SB3000 series system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform during the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The LTE system implementation was developed in partnership with mimoOn—a communications SW IP company. According to Sandbridge, this technology promises to revolutionize the design, manufacture and usability of next-generation convergent wireless devices enabling designers to develop, test, revise, and implement designs on a single reprogrammable platform entirely in high level C software. Sandbridge also claims that the SoC platform delivers high performance at ultra-low power consumption on a single low-cost chip, with the capacity to execute entirely in baseband processing for 2G to 4G cellular, WiFi/WiMAX, location and video broadcast protocols, as well as all multimedia functions. "This LTE implementation clearly demonstrates the many advantages of our unique platform," said Sandbridge CEO, Guenter Weinberger. "Not only does our software modem add 4G capability on top of 3.5G at no additional cost, it also speeds time-to-market, minimizes investment risk and enables rapid adaptation to evolving standards. Further, through collaboration with mimoOn as a third-party communications specialist, we can provide complete competitive solutions that deliver superb performance and robustness using the most sophisticated algorithms." Visit Sandbridge at MWC 2008 in Barcelona at Booth 7G48 or request a meeting via [email protected] or calling +34 669 034 366 or +1 914 434 3381 Sandbridge Technologies

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