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Ceragon Networks to Use Imagination Technologies' MIPS Processor Cores in its Packet Radio Solutions

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February 26, 2013

Ceragon Networks to Use Imagination Technologies' MIPS Processor Cores in its Packet Radio Solutions

By Calvin Azuri
TMCnet Contributor


Imagination Technologies (News - Alert) recently announced that its MIPS microprocessor cores will be used to drive packet radio solutions of Ceragon Networks, an icon in advanced flexible and cost-effective wireless backhaul solutions.

Imagination Technologies is a provider of mobile graphics and microprocessor chip technology solutions.

In a statement, Hagai Zyss, EVP of Global Products at Ceragon (News - Alert), said that, "We are delighted with the seamless integration of Imagination's MIPS CPU technology within our architecture. Their ability to support our design goals with easy-to-use, compact, low power and high computing performance is aligned with Ceragon's programmable radio technologies and is part of what enables us to deliver a solution that effectively increases existing capacity barriers and allows carriers to deliver multiple gigabits of data on a single frequency channel."

Ceragon’s FibeAir IP-20C has been designed as a flexible software-defined radio, capable of delivering optimized performance within a number of cost-effective applications, such as macrocell backhaul, small-cell aggregation and even in the upcoming fronthaul applications.

Providing high radio throughput, low latency, and flexibility, the FibeAir IP-20C is ideal for high-capacity hauling scenarios.

Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination Technologies said that, "Ceragon is an innovative vertically-integrated company with impressive chip design capabilities. We are delighted that it has selected MIPS as a CPU architecture of choice for its FibeAir IP-20C. The MIPS architecture is leveraged broadly across wireless and cellular infrastructure equipment, in applications ranging from mobile radio access applications such as IP backhaul, femtocells, picocells, and macrocells to WLAN applications such as residential and enterprise access points and routers. Its scalable, high-performance, low-power and cost-effective design make MIPS an ideal fit for these and a wide range of other applications."

In light of the exponential rise in capacity demand, carriers are keen on deploying new technologies that include 4G/LTE (News - Alert)-A, C-RAN and small cells. This has led to a substantial increase in heterogeneous networks (HetNets).

Ceragon’s FibeAir IP-20C will be the first implementation of the company’s Holistic HetNet Hauling (3H), designed to include wireless backhaul and fronthaul requirements within one comprehensive network solution for easy deployment, operation and management.

Edited by Braden Becker

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