San Jose, Calif., June 1, 2005 — Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) today announced that Cape Range Wireless has increased performance and significantly reduced cost by using Altera’s Stratix® series of FPGAs for its Arcadian Wireless Communications System. The Arcadian system extends the range over which telephone companies can deliver voice and data services to remote customers. By using Stratix FPGAs, Cape Range Wireless was able to cut their component costs by 40 percent and reduce their board size by 25 percent compared to their previous solution.
“After an exhaustive evaluation of high-performance programmable logic offerings, we chose Altera’s Stratix devices for our Arcadian Wireless platform,” said Kenneth Margon, managing director, Cape Range Wireless. “The Stratix architecture enabled us to achieve the highest integration, providing us with a performance boost and a significant cost savings. In addition, Altera’s expertise in wireless communications as well as the ability to migrate our design from an FPGA device into a HardCopy® structured ASIC for high-volume production, set Altera apart from the competition.”
Cape Range relies on Stratix FPGAs to perform baseband processing, which is a critical part of wireless infrastructure products. Baseband processing requires performance-intensive digital signal processing (DSP) functions such as error correction, modulation, encoding, and decoding. High-density Stratix devicesprovide the ideal combination of processing power and programming flexibility required to integrate many of these functions into a single device. The seamless migration path to a low-cost HardCopy structured ASIC for high-volume production further extends the value proposition that Altera’s solutions offers to customers.
“Altera® programmable logic is the ideal choice for many crucial functions in wireless infrastructure products, such as baseband processing,” said Arun Iyengar, senior director of Altera’s wireless business unit. “Our devices can outperform fixed-function and off-the-shelf components while retaining the flexibility to address future upgrades and emerging standards. Innovative equipment developers like Cape Range are leveraging these advantages to bring the benefits of mobile communication to people everywhere.”
For more information about Stratix devices, please visit www.altera.com/stratix.
Altera Corporation (NASDAQ: ALTR) is the world’s pioneer in system-on-a-programmable-chip (SOPC) solutions. Combining programmable logic technology with software tools, intellectual property, and technical services, Altera provides high-value programmable solutions to approximately 14,000 customers worldwide. More information is available at www.altera.com.
About Cape Range Wireless
Cape Range Wireless Ltd. designs, manufactures and sells carrier class telecom equipment for the rural and remote markets. It is a cost-efficient solution for voice, fax, and broadband Internet access to remote communities including home subscribers, school, medical clinics, Internet centers, and payphones. It is developed to be easy to deploy and maintain in remote areas. Cape Range Wireless is traded on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX: CAG) and is headquartered in Malaysia. More information on Cape Range Wireless is available at www.caperangewireless.com.
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