World's First Embeddable LTE Modem IP is Ready to License
Press Release, Feb. 4, 2010 - Dresden, Germany -- Blue Wonder Communications, the independent design house and licensor of LTE-IP and system solutions, today announced the availability of its embeddable LTE modem IP (Intellectual Property) product BWC200. It constitutes a complete LTE subsystem that can easily be integrated in System-on-Chip (SoC) platforms and consists of a complete physical layer including layer 1 hard- and software.
„We would like our customers to be able to focus on what they know best - building complex feature rich SoCs based on first class IP without diverting their valuable resources to the development of cellular modems", states Dr. Wolfram Drescher, Managing Director at Blue Wonder Communications. "With BWC200, semiconductor companies are now able to acquire all of our LTE modem and SoC expertise in a single IP package."
BWC200 is a TDD and FDD multimode solution, up to category 4, yielding data rates of 150 Mbps. TDD (time division duplexing) and FDD (frequency division duplexing) are modes for the data transmission via LTE that differ in the number of frequency bands used. While in TDD mode the same frequency band will be used - sequentially - to transmit and receive signals, in FDD mode the receiver and transmitter operate - simultaneously - at different frequency bands. Since both modes are used in different regions of the world and even within the same region, BWC200 enables the usage of LTE applications everywhere. Furthermore, BWC200 is fully 3GPP Release 8 compliant and optimized for lowest power consumption and smallest chip area.
"Complexity of communication systems does not scale but even increase over time. 20 years ago modems were complete end customer products. Today they are just one building block amongst many", comments Dr. Peter Meyer, Managing Director and Head of Development. "Progressive solutions need to be size and power optimized, easy to integrate and flexible to be tailored to customer needs. And that's what BWC200 is."
BWC200 will be delivered pre-validated on the Blue Wonder development platform BlueGate and real-time tested against state-of-the-art protocol testers. It is part of a joint reference platform Blue Wonder Communications is developing in cooperation with its partners. BWC200 is available for licensees now.