Qualcomm Collaborates with Continuous Computing for Femtocells

Integrated Trillium wireless protocol software to support demonstrable femtocell access point on Qualcomm silicon at Mobile World Congress.

SAN DIEGO – February 8, 2011 – Continuous Computing, the global provider of integrated platform solutions that address the mobile broadband capacity challenge, today announced that Qualcomm has selected its industry-renowned Trillium wireless protocol software to support Qualcomm’s Femtocell Station Modem (FSM) product line for 3G Wireless small cell products. The combined solution enables customers of Qualcomm and Continuous Computing to quickly meet the growing market demand for low-power and high-capacity base stations for residential, enterprise and metro applications.

Trillium Femtocell software coupled with Qualcomm FSM silicon offers network equipment providers and device manufacturers the unparalleled combination of performance and ease of integration to deliver complete, high-quality market-ready solutions quickly and cost effectively. The flexibility of Continuous Computing’s software enables customization to the needs of individual operators or the addition of upgraded features and new product capabilities. Built on the successful foundation of Continuous Computing’s award-winning wireless software product line, Trillium Femtocell software offers customers a clear path to 3G Wireless femtocells with Qualcomm’s FSM silicon devices. Qualcomm FSM silicon and Trillium Femtocell software are both available today.

“Qualcomm is collaborating with Continuous Computing for multiple reasons: key wireless technology leadership, broad global presence in femtocell products and a reputation as an innovative and responsive telecom software supplier,” said Ed Knapp, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Engineering at Qualcomm. “Our respective engineering teams have worked together to bring forth the best combination of femtocell attributes that optimize features, performance, quality and price.”

The FSM series chipsets offer a complete baseband modem and RF solution for femtocell applications. They support the HSPA+ wireless broadband standard, full MIMO implementation and transmit and receive diversity, providing data rates of up to 28.8 Mbps downstream. FSM chipsets feature a high level of integration to enable more cost-effective femtocells with small design footprints. In addition, FSM chipsets feature QSON-enabling interference management software to preserve macro network integrity and mobility management software to preserve existing subscriber use models without any manual configurations to the femtocell. The chipsets also include a programmable 1 GHz Snapdragon based processor to power a variety of applications that can help operators differentiate their femtocell offerings.

“A wireless silicon provider of this magnitude and influence is strong validation of the immense value the industry as a whole places on rapid time-to-market,” said Mike Dagenais, President and Chief Executive Officer for Continuous Computing. “Qualcomm’s decision to base its PHY Applications Programming Interface on the Femto Forum’s recommended Femto API was key to our software engineers’ ability to quickly customize Trillium for their specific needs, which enabled Qualcomm to expedite the delivery of its femto products. We’re pleased to collaborate with this industry leader.”

Trillium femtocell software supports both 3G Evolved High Speed Packet Access (HSPA+) and Long Term Evolution (LTE) femtocells. Key features include:

  • Out-of-the-box support for voice, video and high-speed data
  • Reference implementations featuring a femtocell reference application, integrated protocol stacks and integration with leading WCDMA and LTE (both TDD and FDD) femtocell silicon solutions
  • Fully portable for integration with new, higher speed and lower cost processors
  • Complete suite of 3G Core Network Emulator (CNE) functionality for testing and demonstration
  • Multi-RAB (Radio Access Bearer) support to enable simultaneous voice and data calls for smartphones like the iPhone
  • Fully compliant with 3GPP Release 9 Home NodeB standards, including support for Iuh

Underscoring Trillium protocol software product leadership, Continuous Computing was recently selected as a finalist in the prestigious GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2011 in the “Best Technology Breakthrough” category.

About Continuous Computing

Continuous Computing® is the global source of integrated platform solutions that enable network equipment providers to overcome the mobile broadband capacity challenge quickly and cost effectively. Leveraging more than 20 years of telecom innovation, the company empowers customers to increase return on investment by focusing internal resources on differentiation for 3G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Femtocell and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) applications. Expertise and responsiveness set the company apart: only Continuous Computing combines best-in-class ATCA platforms with world-famous Trillium® protocol software to create highly-optimized, field-proven wireless and packet processing network infrastructure. Continuous Computing’s investors include Cipio Partners, Intel Capital, Palomar Ventures, Saints Capital and Technology Crossover Ventures.

About Radisys

Radisys (NASDAQ: RSYS), a global leader in open telecom solutions, enables service providers to drive disruption with new open architecture business models. Radisys’ innovative disaggregated and virtualized enabling technology solutions leverage open reference architectures and standards, combined with open software and hardware to power business transformation for the telecom industry, while its world-class services organization delivers systems integration expertise necessary to solve communications and content providers’ complex deployment challenges.

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