DUISBURG, GERMANY: A collaboration on 3GPP-compliant LTE physical-layer (PHY) software has been forged between Texas Instruments and mimoOn, a specialist in LTE software licensing for software-defined-radio (SDR) platforms. TI will now offer PHY software for LTE Release 8 and 9 for its KeyStone multicore architecturewith a specific focus on its TMS320TCI6612 and TMS320TCI6614 system-on-chip (SoC) devices. Those SoCs are specifically designed for small-cell base stations in the enterprise, pico, and metro markets.

According to Thomas Kaiser, CEO of mimoOn, "We expect the LTE small-cell market to grow substantially in the coming years. With a first design-in confirmed, together we are already enabling OEMs to take delivery of a pre-integrated, fully optimized, and production-ready small-cell solution."

Kathy Brown, TI's General Manager, Wireless Base Station Infrastructure, notes, "Our new KeyStone-based small-cell SoCs work very well with mimoOn's LTE PHY software. mimoOn is an excellent partner for us to collaborate with to extend our market-leading LTE performance into the small-cell arena."