New LTE Library Reduces Standards Compliance and Product Performance Risks
SAN JOSE, Calif., USA – April 1, 2009 – CoWare®, Inc., the leading supplier of electronic virtualization software and services, announced the availability of a new reference library for the Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless standard. The new library adds to CoWare’s already available suite of solutions that address the challenges of designing software, algorithms and architectures for LTE networks, basestations, handsets and chip sets. The CoWare LTE Library (Compliant to 3GPP LTE Release V8.5.0) runs on the ultra-fast CoWare Signal Processing Designer multi-threaded simulator. Pre-releases of the new CoWare LTE Library are already in production use by major operators, base station manufacturers and semiconductor companies worldwide.
The LTE standard has gained momentum in the wireless industry. ABI Research forecasts that by 2013 operators will spend over $8.6 billion on LTE base station infrastructure alone. For operators that have already deployed 3G networks, LTE will become a key CAPEX driver over the next five years.
“The demand for high data rates and ‘always-on’ connectivity enabled through LTE is one of the key opportunities for the electronics industry,” stated Dr. Johannes Stahl, vice president marketing and business development, CoWare. “CoWare is helping the LTE supply chain to be successful in developing LTE-based products and services while reducing their development and deployment costs.”
The new CoWare LTE Library models the entire aspect of the physical layer between handsets and basestations. The effects of complex adaptive coding and modulation together with multi-input, multi-output antenna systems can be simulated under the conditions of defined mobility scenarios such as a high-speed train system. The LTE system performance is defined primarily through the achievable network speed per user and requires the simulation of the protocol feedback path between the handset and the basestation. The CoWare LTE Library efficiently exploits the new multi-threaded simulator of CoWare Signal Processing Designer 2009.1, available now, and provides speedup that scales linearly with the number of host processors. Regression simulation on a server farm provides further scalability needed for LTE system design.
To learn more about how you can benefit from this new reference library, CoWare will be hosting a couple of webinars related to LTE system design.
April 8, 2009: “LTE Wireless Systems Design Challenges”
April 22, 2009: “LTE Physical Layer Performance Optimization”
For more information on these webinars and to register, please click here. About CoWare
Initiated in 2004, the Long Term Evolution (LTE) project focused on enhancing the UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) and optimizing Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) radio access architecture. Targets were to have average user throughput of three- to four-times the 3GPP Release 6 in the Downlink (100Mbps), and two to three times the Release 6 in the Uplink (50Mbps).
CoWare is the leading global supplier of electronic system virtualization software and services. IP, semiconductor, and electronics companies use CoWare virtualization solutions to design better processor- and software-intensive products faster. CoWare solutions solve the new design challenges associated with platform architecture design, platform verification, application sub-system design, processor design, DSP algorithm design, and software development, and are based on open industry standards including SystemC. These solutions also enable IP and semiconductor companies to implement more effective go-to-market strategies. CoWare's corporate investors include ARM [(LSE: ARM); (NASDAQ: ARMHY)], Cadence Design Systems (NASDAQ: CDNS), STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), and Sony Corporation (NYSE: SNE). CoWare is headquartered in San Jose, Calif., and has offices around the world. For more information about CoWare and its products and services visit http://www.coware.com