mimoOn and Tensilica offer complete LTE PHY reference platform for user equipment and eNodeB PHY at mobile world congress 2012

Tensilica, Inc., and mimoOn has announced the companies which will showcase a mutually developed demonstration of a low power, high-performance LTE User Equipment and eNodeB PHY with real-time downlink and uplink traffic at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2012 event. The efficient software programmable radio demo is built on Tensilica’s Atlas LTE reference platform implementing the flagship ConnX BBE16 DSP (digital signal processor) and Tensilica Dataplane Processors (DPUs). It utilizes mimoOn’s mi!MobilePHY software for LTE handsets and their LTE Intermediate Library, which has now been ported to Tensilica’s ConnX DPUs. The demonstration is software upgradable so it can also support HSPA+ and WiMAX.

Tensilica will show the demo in Booth 1F39 in Hall 1 and mimoOn will show the demo in Pavilion AV109 on the Avenue at the Mobile World Congress, February 27-March 1, in Barcelona, Spain.

mimoOn’s mi!MobilePHY software implements a 3GPP release 8 FDD and TDD fully compliant LTE PHY for terminals. Optimized for low memory, processing power and power consumption, it utilizes innovative algorithms such as advanced MIMO detectors. Complementing mimoOn’s terminal solution are portable, high performance eNodeB PHY and protocol stack products.

The Tensilica-based Atlas hardware LTE Reference Platform incorporates all of the required functionality to build an efficient software programmable radio with no need for additional external hardware blocks. It employs Tensilica’s ConnX BBE16 DSP coupled with the ConnX SSP16, ConnX BSP3 and ConnX Turbo16MS DPUs for efficient offload programmable acceleration.

“We were able to test our complete LTE software solution and prove that Tensilica’s hardware has sufficient processing capability to handle all of the requirements of this demanding application,” stated Brian Meads, mimoOn’s vice president of marketing. “Through the three years we have been working with Tensilica, they have been able to further optimize their cores to provide an even smaller power/area footprint.”

“mimoOn is the leading merchant LTE software company and their expertise has greatly helped us develop the most efficient LTE hardware through our ability to automatically generate optimized cores. Now, with well-tuned hardware and software, our customers can quickly and easily develop their programmable LTE modems,” stated Eric Dewannain, Tensilica’s vice president and general manager, baseband business unit. “Working together, we have been able to create a highly optimized software and hardware solution for LTE.”