Company’s LTE Chipset Family – the “Odyssey 9000” -- Solidifies Leadership in Multi-Protocol 4G Baseband Processors
San Mateo, CA – September 9, 2009 – Wavesat Inc., a leading supplier of Broadband Wireless semiconductor solutions, will launch its Odyssey 9000 family of LTE chipsets at the 4G World in Chicago next week, with the first LTE chipset featuring CAT-3 performance (100 Mb/s downlink, 50 Mb/s uplink) for mobile devices including USB dongles, data cards, mobile handsets and MIDs. The Odyssey 9000 is a highly integrated SOC with industry beating performance and power consumption, along with a highly flexible and programmable architecture to easily adapt to LTE’s evolving requirements. Wavesat’s award winning multi-protocol architecture also allows the Odyssey 9000 to support other 4G technologies including WiMAX and Japan’s XGP standard.
“As the industry moves rapidly to strategic use of IP applications, such as will be enabled by LTE, Wavesat’s product family and approach appears well positioned to offer an agile response to changing product and market demands,” said Robert Syputa, Partner and Principal Analyst with Maravedis. “What sets the Odyssey 9000 apart from the competitors -- more than a time-to-market advantage -- is that Odyssey 9000 follows a highly flexible and ‘future proof’ system architecture that can help lower life-cycle product costs and provide a migration to multiple radio access network operating or roaming models.”
The Odyssey 9000 family of chipsets incorporates a unique hybrid architecture with a combination of highly efficient DSPs and hardware acceleration blocks, easily scaling to support CAT-4 (150 Mb/s downlink) devices. The first LTE baseband processor in the Odyssey 9000 family, the OD9010, will sample in October 2009, and will come complete with an LTE protocol stack including MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC and NAS layers, as well as a ready to manufacture reference design. A follow-on dual-mode chip, the OD9050, is scheduled to sample by mid-2010 and will offer both 3G and LTE on the same chipset.
“We are very excited about the feedback from leading network operators and OEMs to our Odyssey 9000 family of products, as it will enable device manufacturers to offer production quality LTE mobile devices with CAT-3 capability by the end of this year,” said Raj Singh, President and CEO of Wavesat. “We are working now with a few lead operators and OEMs to have fully interoperable LTE devices in place to meet the demand as LTE networks go operational worldwide beginning next year.”
Wavesat is a global leader in mobile broadband, providing advanced semiconductor solutions to the world’s leading carrier and mobile device manufacturers to deploy future-proof broadband services and products. With award winning technology, Wavesat delivers silicon that enables customers to deploy multiple Broadband Wireless technologies such as LTE, WiMAX Wave2 and XGP. Wavesat was recognized as one of Canada’s Top Ten Technology companies for 2009. For more information, please visit www.wavesat.com.