SOURCE: Octasic



February 08, 2010 09:00 ET

Octasic and Continuous Computing to Demonstrate UMTS Femtocell / Picocell Platform at Mobile World Congress 2010

Smooth Interworking of Trillium® Software With Vocallo BTS Baseband Processor Helps Accelerate Product Development by Small Cell Equipment Providers

MONTREAL and SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - February 8, 2010) - Octasic Inc., a leading innovator of wireless and media processing solutions, and Continuous Computing®, the global provider of hardware and software solutions that address the mobile broadband capacity challenge, today announced that the two companies have integrated their respective "small cell" products to enable equipment providers to rapidly produce Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) femtocells and picocells.

The companies' interworking product demonstration enables system designers to evaluate Octasic's UMTS physical layer coupled with Continuous Computing's Trillium Femtocell protocol software. The combined platform features Trillium Iuh 3GPP Release 8 Home NodeB software integrated with Octasic's High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) physical layer running on Octasic's Vocallo BTS, Opus-based baseband processor.

"The market for pico and femtocell-based applications is enormous -- and growing everyday," said Manish Singh, vice president of Product Line Management at Continuous Computing. "Given Octasic's strong commitment to the wireless broadband market, we are pleased to work in collaboration to integrate our femtocell-optimized products that provide equipment manufacturers with the most effective small cell solutions."

"We are proud to be partnering with such a recognized leader in femtocell technology," said Emmanuel Gresset, vice president of Software Defined Radio (SDR) at Octasic. "The ability to integrate Continuous Computing's products with our own in just a few weeks demonstrates the benefits of our full software approach: flexibility, ease of system integration and faster time-to-market. This ensures that 100% of the control and signal processing is done in software on the DSP and the CPU, all the way down to the analog converter's interface."

The integrated platform uses a complete radio sub-system from Analog Devices Inc. It is based on the ADF4602 multi-band 3G femtocell transceiver and the latest low power broadband MxFE convertor.

"We are impressed at how quickly Octasic has been able to integrate its baseband solution with our femtocell transceiver solution to build an integrated femtocell platform," said Dale Wilson, product manager for the Analog Devices femtocell product line.

Octasic and Continuous Computing will demonstrate the integrated UMTS femtocell / picocell platform at next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain from February 15-18, 2010 in the Canadian Pavilion, Stand 2A97.

About Octasic

Octasic Inc. is a global provider of media and wireless modem processing silicon and software solutions for the converged carrier, enterprise and end-point communication equipment markets. The company's leading quality VoIP, video and multi-standard wireless basestation DSP solutions are based on Opus, a unique clock-less DSP architecture. Octasic allows next-generation equipment manufacturers to significantly reduce system costs by offering unmatched performance in terms of density and power consumption. Founded in 1998, Octasic is a privately-held company headquartered in Montreal, Canada.

About Continuous Computing

Continuous Computing® is the global source of Trillium®-powered wireless and packet processing hardware and software 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 enables customers to increase ROI by focusing internal resources on differentiation for 3G, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Femtocell and Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) applications. Expertise, innovation and responsiveness are the difference: only Continuous Computing combines best-in-class ATCA platforms with world-famous Trillium software to create highly-optimized, field-proven products.

Continuous Computing is an active member of 3GPP, CP-TA, ETSI, Femto Forum, Intel Embedded Alliance, PICMG and the SCOPE Alliance.

Continuous Computing, the Continuous Computing logo, and Trillium are trademarks or registered trademarks of Continuous Computing Corporation. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:

    Octasic PR contact:
    Joyce Radnor or Bree Clidence
    SVM Public Relations
    +1-617-787-5192 or +1-760-754-7025
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    Continuous Computing PR contacts:
    Kevin Sugarman
    Engage PR
    Email Contact
    +1.510.748.8200 x208

    Ed Howson
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