New solution significantly reduces design effort and risk for efficient development of Base-Band Chips
3GSM World Congress: Cannes, France - 17 February 2003 - Comsys Communications & Signal Processing Ltd. (www.comsysmobile.com), a leader in base-band solutions for emerging cellular standards, and ParthusCeva, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCVA; LSE: PCV), the leading licensor of digital signal processors (DSP) and application-specific platform Intellectual Property (IP), announced today an integrated GSM/GPRS base-band licensable IP solution based upon ParthusCeva's XpertTeak DSP platform. Comsys' integrated digital base-band physical layer and software solution, called Cware™, is founded on ParthusCeva's XpertTeak™, a licensable DSP platform sub-system for System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs. Delivered as a pre-integrated and verified solution, it enables OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and ODMs (Original Design Manufacturers) to significantly reduce development time, risk and cost of GSM/GPRS base-band chips for efficient development of handsets.
Cware is a software-centric GSM/GPRS solution, leveraging the XpertTeak's advantages in wireless and mobile multimedia processing, plus the platforms' open architecture and integrated hardware peripherals/interfaces. Utilizing XpertTeak, Cware's solution enables customers to concurrently run both base-band processing and multimedia applications such as MP3, MPEG-4 decoding and polyphonic ring tones - thus eliminating the need for additional application processor or video decoder chips. This significantly reduces handset component count to improve the handset's bill of materials (BOM) and vendor profitability. Cware is easily adaptable to future standards and provides a migration path to address the customer's roadmap.
"Cware is an important step for wireless handset developers requiring an integrated base-band solution for their next generation terminals," said Comsys Sales & Marketing EVP, Ronny Gorlicki. "The strength of ParthusCeva's XpertTeak DSP platform enables us to create a powerful yet efficient software code while keeping low power consumption and minimal memory usage, both major advantages to our customers."
"Comsys' position as a leading base-band IP vendor and their strategy of offering an integrated GSM/GPRS solution based on our DSP architecture is a further excellent endorsement of ParthusCeva," said Bat-Sheva Ovadia, ParthusCeva VP Strategic Marketing and Business Development. "Comsys' software based technologies is an excellent match to our XpertTeak strategy-a highly integrated, low power based platform, where licensees or strategic partners can customize to various DSP markets," added Ovadia.
XpertTeak is built on a programmable dual MAC Teak DSP Core, the fourth generation of SmartCores family.
The development platform that is used for the integration of the Cware and XpertTeak, as well as other 2.5/3G platforms can be seen at the 3GSM World Congress, at Comsys booth number D7, Hall 2.
Founded in 1995, Comsys headquarters and R&D facilities are in Herzelia, Israel. Please visit our website at: www.comsysmobile.com
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