LONDON – MimoOn GmbH (Duisburg, Germany), a developer of software-defined radio technology, has said it has implemented LTE PHY software on KeyStone chips from Texas Instruments Inc. for small cell basestations.
TI is going to offer the PHY software for LTE Release 8 and 9 for its' KeyStone multicore architecture, with a specific focus on its newest TMS320TCI6612 and TMS320TCI6614 system-on-chips (SoCs).
These chips have been developed for the small cell basestations in the enterprise, pico and metro markets.
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