D2 pairs its mCUE® 4G software with Sequans’ Andromeda LTE platform for a turnkey OEM solution for advanced mobile devices
Shanghai (Mobile Asia Expo 2012) and Santa Barbara, CA – June 18, 2012 — D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, is unveiling a new System on a Chip (SoC) solution for mobile 4G Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in partnership with Sequans Communications, one of the world’s greatest innovators in 4G chipsets. The collaboration pairs D2’s mCUE® 4G, a converged 4G mobile communications client for VoLTE and rich communications (RCS) video calling, with Sequans’ SQN3110, the baseband chip at the heart of Sequans’ second generation Andromeda LTE platform. The result is a complete, cost-effective turnkey design for OEMs and ODMs looking to bring mobile handsets, tablets, smartphones and other mobile devices to market that tap the speed and advanced capability of the LTE network – including VoLTE and RCS.
Visitors to the Mobile Asia Expo 2012, being held June 20-22 at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre in China, can get a first look at the new reference solution in Rohde & Schwarz’s exhibition space (N1.E17) through live VoLTE calls via a Quanta reference tablet computer running through the R&S®CMW500 LTE and IMS communication tester.
“We are pleased with the results of our work with D2 that shows our VOLTE-ready technology running beautifully on D2′s mCUE VOLTE platform,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. ”Voice over LTE is key for the future of LTE and collaborations like ours with D2 will soon make it a commercial reality.”
The new joint solution successfully debuted at Computex Taipei earlier this month in demonstrations that also ran through the R&S®CMW500 LTE and IMS communication tester.
“D2 has a long history of successfully partnering with Sequans in interoperability tests and trials as well as with its earlier SoC products,” noted Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2 Technologies. “The company is well known for its chipsets delivering high throughput and advanced QoS with low power consumption – all features that are necessary for OEMs to develop products that offer IMS-rich IP communications services. Together, we’re offering customers a faster way to meet the rising consumer demand for 4G mobile devices.”
About mCUE 4G
D2 Technologies’ mCUE 4G is the most advanced IMS IP communications software solution for the Android OS platform, supporting both the IR.92 VoLTE and RCS5/RCS-e GSMA standards to deliver IP communications features like HD voice, real time video call, instant message, presence, SMS and VCC on 4G mobile networks. As the first IP communications client deployed by a 4G mobile operator, it is field proven and delivers carrier-grade voice and video quality and demonstrated interoperability. mCUE 4G is a complete communications client, providing all key layers from the UI and protocol stacks, a fully embedded media engine that includes a complete VoIP DSP module with wideband CODECs, and optimized video framework integration that supports native hardware video acceleration.
mCUE 4G supports application processors from companies such as Qualcomm®, NVIDIA®, Freescale™ Semiconductor, Marvell® and Texas Instruments Incorporated. It features:
- VoLTE (IR.92) and RCS5/RCS-e standards compliance
- VoIP and SMS/MMS over IP
- IP video call and conference (IR.94)
- Seamless call handover with SR-VCC and DR-VCC
- Complete UI with seamless user experience
- Optimized and portable Android framework integration
About Sequans SQN3110
The Sequans SQN3110 is the baseband chip at the heart of Sequans¹ second generation Andromeda LTE platform for mobile devices. It is built in 40 nm CMOS, is 3GPP R9 compliant, supports both TDD and FDD for global compatibility, and comes in a very small 10×10 mm package that includes SDRAM. In an industry-leading achievement, the Sequans SQN3110 delivers full category 4 throughput of 150 Mbps with all key 3GPP R9 features enabled.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Sequans’ technology is deployed in numerous LTE and WiMAX networks around the world. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout the world, including United States, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China.
About D2 Technologies
D2 is the recognized leader in VoIP and converged IP communications software for devices used in 4G and next-generation networks that deliver advanced communication services, such as VoIP over LTE (VoLTE) and IMS-based Rich Communications (RCS) video call. Manufacturers and service providers rely on D2 software to deliver carrier-grade IP communications across any network (LTE, WiMAX, cellular, WiFi, broadband, PSTN), service (voice, video, IM chat, SMS, presence/status, etc.) and system (carrier, IPPBX, UC, OTT, social network, etc.) for a broad range of fixed and mobile devices. From processing billions of VoIP minutes each month to adding enhanced IP communications for Android™, learn how D2 software is converging communications at www.D2Tech.com or follow the company on Twitter @D2Tech.