LONDON PicoChip Designs Ltd. (Bath, England) and Wavesat Inc. (Montreal, Canada) have agreed to conduct end-to-end LTE interoperability testing, leading to the availability of proven 4G network solutions.
The cooperation combines PicoChip's expertise in developing scalable, multiprocessor basestation and femtocell baseband LTE chipsets and Wavesat's LTE silicon for user equipment.
The initial focus of this forthcoming cooperation is to demonstrate over the air interoperability between PicoChip eNodeB and Wavesat silicon for both time and frequency division duplex (TDD and FDD) modes of operation on a range of E-UTRA bands. In addition to interoperability testing, Wavesat and PicoChip will engage in joint market development activities and customer engagements and plan to deploy their combined solutions in customer LTE trials, with an expected start date in the third quarter of 2010.
"Wavesat is one of the first companies to have an LTE UE reference design commercially available and we are delighted to be working together," said PicoChip's LTE product manager Paul Neil, in a statement issued by Wavesat.
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