ZSP Core Offers WiMAX Mobile Chip Developers Critical System-Level Flexibility and Programmability
MILPITAS, Calif., Feb 14, 2006 -- LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that it has licensed its ZSP(R) digital signal processor (DSP) core to Sequans Communications, a fabless semiconductor company and leading supplier of silicon and software for broadband wireless access. Sequans will implement the ZSP core as part of its Subscriber Station System-on-Chip (SoC) for the emerging IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX market.
"As our customers build their WiMAX-compliant systems for worldwide deployment, flexibility and scalability become critical elements in our design," said Georges Karam, President and CEO, Sequans Communications. "The LSI ZSP core allows us to balance hardwired fixed logic and programmable DSP functionality to achieve the necessary flexibility to address changes in the WiMAX 802.16e specification and customer and region-specific requirements with the same chip set. The well-balanced implementation also helped to achieve our cost, performance and power consumption goals which are critical to the success of WiMAX 802.16e mobile within devices such as cell phones, notebooks and PDAs."
"The scalability of the ZSP architecture allows Sequans to select the most suitable core for their current implementation and respond quickly to changing specifications and regional requirements, thus maximizing the revenue and the over all return on investment for their product before it is necessary to design a new chip," said Prasad Kalluri, senior director, DSP Products Division, LSI Logic.
Ideal for wireless applications ranging from 3G to WiMAX, the ZSP core delivers dual-multiplier-accumulator (MAC) capabilities in an efficient footprint with low-power consumption. By licensing the ZSP technology, Sequans now joins a growing number of companies including Yamaha, Broadcom, Renesas, PMC-Sierra and UTStarcom to implement LSI ZSP cores in their wireless, voice and multimedia applications. For more information on ZSP, visit www.zsp.com.
For more information about Sequans Communications' silicon and embedded software for WiMAX-based systems, please visit: www.sequans.com.
About LSI Logic Corporation
LSI Logic Corporation is a leading provider of silicon-to-system solutions that are used at the core of products that create, move and store digital information. LSI offers a broad portfolio of capabilities including custom and standard product ICs, host bus and RAID adapters, storage area network solutions and software applications. LSI products enable leading technology companies in the Consumer, Communications and Storage markets to deliver some of the most advanced and well-known electronic systems in the market today. More information is available at www.lsi.com.