Sequans and ArrayComm Introduce LTE Interference Rejection Technology

New Technology Implemented on Sequans’ LTE Chips Can Double Network Capacity

NEW ORLEANS – May 8, 2012 – 4G chipmaker Sequans Communications (NYSE:SQNS) has added a new feature to its LTE chip platforms called Sequans AIR™ – Active Interference Rejection.  Sequans AIR is an innovative interference-mitigation algorithm implemented on Sequans’ chips for LTE end-user devices.  Sequans AIR can increase throughput up to 3.5 times for users at the cell edge and can increase network capacity up to 2 times if all user terminals are equipped with Sequans AIR.  Sequans AIR was co-developed with technology partner ArrayComm, an industry leader in multi-antenna signal processing.

“LTE spectrum is limited and interference is becoming an issue for operators as network traffic increases,” said Bertrand Debray, Sequans CTO.  “Although network-based interference mitigation techniques are specified in future releases of the LTE standard, these are not available today plus these are limited in how much interference they can remove.  We designed Sequans AIR in response to this, and have developed a powerful interference solution that can be implemented on today’s LTE networks for significant benefits to end users and network operators.”

Sequans AIR is designed to work in any LTE network (TDD or FDD), regardless of eNode B, carrier frequency, or channel bandwidth.  It works today on LTE Release 8 and 9 networks and will work on future Release 10 and 11 networks.  Sequans AIR is designed into Sequans’ latest LTE platforms: Andromeda for LTE handsets and tablets and Mont Blanc for hostless USB dongles, CPE, M2M devices, and mobile hotspots.  Sequans AIR represents the latest advances in interference mitigation techniques and works by forming a receive beam toward the useful signal, and spatial nulls in the direction of interfering signals.

“Sequans AIR has been tested and proven at the system level and at the link level,” said Debray.  “It has been tested in numerous interference scenarios, using the various transmission modes of LTE, and even in the most challenging situations where there are numerous interfering signals to be rejected by only two UE antennas, the Sequans AIR receiver shows a significant gain, rejecting in some cases can reject twice as much interference as the default receiver.”

Sequans has written a white paper detailing performance results and descrjbing the full benefits of the Sequans AIR technology. Click here to download Mitigating Interference in LTE Networks with Sequans AIR – Active Interference Rejection.  See Sequans at International CTIA Wireless in New Orleans, May 8-10, booth 3110.

About Sequans Communications

Sequans Communications S.A. (NYSE:SQNS) is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to original equipment manufacturers and original design manufacturers worldwide. Founded in 2003 to address the WiMAX market, the company expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Sequans is based in Paris, France, with additional offices throughout the world, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, South Korea, and China. www.sequans.com; Twitter: www.twitter.com/sequans

SOURCE: Sequans Communications S.A.

Media Relations:  Kimberly Tassin, +1.425.736.0569, kimberly@sequans.com

Investor Relations:  Claudia Gatlin, +1.212.830.9080, claudia@sequans.com

ArrayComm Advanced Beamforming Commercial with Alvarion

Multi-Antenna Signal Processing Provides Superior System Economics

 

Mar 23, 2011 – Buffalo Grove, Illinois

ArrayComm LLC announced the commercial availability of base stations from Alvarion using ArrayComm advanced beamforming software. Using this technology, operators are able to see substantial improvement in system capacity, throughput, and range—yielding greater revenue from the investment in wireless infrastructure.

“ArrayComm is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing,” said Mark Altshuller, Alvarion CTO. “Their state-of-the-art PHY baseband software for 4Tx beamforming resulted in faster time-to-market and lower investment for our development program, as well as providing our customers with enhanced performance in high interference environments.”

“Alvarion is one of the global leaders in 4G technology,” said Bruce Duysen, President of ArrayComm. “We are fortunate to work with a partner like Alvarion focused on getting to the market first with the best technology. Their customers now can enjoy superior system economics compared to the competition.”

ArrayComm’s differentiated beamforming software has been integrated with Alvarion’s best-in-class 4Motion® base station, and is already commercially deployed and available. In combination, ArrayComm and Alvarion deliver 4Tx beamforming performance not available with other vendors.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm is a provider of physical layer solutions for wireless infrastructure and client device applications. ArrayComm is a world leader in Multi-Antenna Signal processing, delivering commercial A-MAS™ software now that combines MIMO, beamforming, and interference cancellation to improve end user experiences and radio network economics through gains in coverage, client data rates, and system capacity. The company’s comprehensive and flexible PHY solutions include optimized DSP software and hardware accelerators that save development costs and time-to-market. www.arraycomm.com

About Alvarion

Alvarion (NASDAQ:ALVR) is a global 4G communications leader with the industry’s most extensive customer base, including hundreds of commercial 4G deployments. Alvarion’s industry leading network solutions for broadband wireless technologies WiMAX, TD-LTE, and WiFi, enable broadband applications for service providers and enterprises covering a variety of industries such as mobile broadband, residential and business broadband, utilities, municipalities and public safety agencies. Through an open network strategy, superior IP and OFDMA know-how, and ability to deploy large scale end-to-end turnkey networks, Alvarion is delivering the true 4G broadband experience today. www.alvarion.com

ArrayComm and CEVA Demonstrate TD-LTE Base Station

Full TD-LTE PHY Functionality Implemented on Mindspeed SoC

 

Mar 22, 2011 – Buffalo Grove, Illinois

ArrayComm LLC and CEVA, Inc. [(NASDAQ: CEVA); (LSE: CVA)], today announced the successful demonstration of ArrayComm’s BasePort™ TD-LTE base station PHY running on high performance CEVA DSP cores. The demonstration was implemented on Mindspeed’s Transcede™ 4000 SoC and verified by a tier-1 operator.

“This milestone in TD-LTE technology development is a direct result of our strong collaborative relationship with CEVA and Mindspeed,” said Bruce Duysen, president of ArrayComm. “More than ever, wireless OEMs are requiring packaged hardware/software solutions from their suppliers in order to deliver a comprehensive LTE product portfolio.”

The performance demonstrated included channel bandwidths up to 20 MHz and user data rates to 64 QAM on two antennas.

“SoC technology will play a key role in the development of LTE infrastructure products,” said Eran Briman, vice president of marketing at CEVA. “We are pleased to join with ArrayComm and Mindspeed to take a leadership position in LTE technology advancement.”

“Some of the largest and rapidly growing LTE networks in the near future will utilize the TDD option,” said Alan Taylor, marketing director at Mindspeed. “It’s very important that Mindspeed has not only the best SoC platform, but is able to provide a complete solution in conjunction with a strong eco-system of partners, covering all our customers’ requirements.”

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm is a provider of physical layer solutions for wireless infrastructure and client device applications. The company’s comprehensive and flexible BasePort PHY solutions include optimized DSP software and hardware accelerators that save development costs and time-to-market. ArrayComm is a world leader in Multi-Antenna Signal processing, delivering commercial A-MAS™ software now that combines MIMO, beamforming, and interference cancellation to improve end user experiences and radio network economics through gains in coverage, client data rates, and system capacity.

About CEVA, Inc.

CEVA is the world’s leading licensor of silicon intellectual property (SIP) DSP cores and platform solutions for the mobile handset, portable and consumer electronics markets. CEVA’s IP portfolio includes comprehensive technologies for cellular baseband (2G / 3G / 4G), multimedia, HD video and audio, voice over packet (VoP), Bluetooth, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) and Serial ATA (SATA). In 2010, CEVA’s IP was shipped in over 600 million devices, powering handsets from 7 out of the top 8 handset OEMs, including Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and ZTE. Today, more than one in every three handsets shipped worldwide is powered by a CEVA DSP core. For more information, visit www.ceva-dsp.com.

Contact:

CEVA
Richard Kingston
CEVA, Inc.
650-417-7976
richard.kingston@ceva-dsp.com

Mike Sottak
Wired Island, Ltd.
408-876-4418
mike@wiredislandpr.com

ArrayComm
Jerry Pioch
ArrayComm LLC
630-786-0557
jpioch@arraycomm.com

NEC Delivers WiMAX Base Stations with ArrayComm PHY Baseband Solution to UQ Communications in Japan

NEC’s PasoWings BS202 BTS in commercial operation

 

Apr 5, 2010 – Oak Brook, Illinois

The first WiMAX base stations to feature ArrayComm’s PHY solution, including A-MASTM multi-antenna signal processing software, were selected for commercial operation in Japan’s UQ Communications network by NEC.

ArrayComm contributed to NEC’s PasoWings BS 202 BTS realization by providing PHY baseband solution, including A-MASTM, and joint development professional services. ArrayComm’s PHY baseband solution enables best-in-class performance at an economical cost, while maintaining full profile and standards compliance.

“We are proud of this successful collaboration with NEC to jointly integrate our WiMAX solution into NEC’s market-leading PasoWings BS202 base station,” said Bruce Duysen, president of ArrayComm. “UQ Communications’ major metropolitan areas are ideal environments to show ArrayComm’s extensive experience in all aspects of baseband technology, including our A-MAS™ advanced multi-antenna signal processing software”.

“By partnering with ArrayComm, we were able to save development cost, and most importantly reduce development lead-time”, said K. Jay Miyahara, Corporate Chief Engineer, NEC. “We now have a valuable partner to help us stay ahead of the competition and penetrate new markets.”

NEC is one of two BTS vendors selected to support UQ Communications’ nation-wide mobile WiMAX network in Japan.

For this article in Japanese (downloadable PDF format), please click this link.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm is a provider of physical layer solutions for wireless infrastructure and client device applications. ArrayComm is a world leader in Multi-Antenna Signal processing, delivering commercial A MAS™ software now that combines MIMO, beamforming, and interference cancellation to improve end user experiences and radio network economics through gains in coverage, client data rates, and system capacity. The company’s comprehensive and flexible PHY solutions include optimized DSP software and hardware accelerators that save development costs and time-to-market.

Contact:

Jerry Pioch
+1 630-786-0557
jpioch@arraycomm.com

Iichiro Takahashi
ArrayComm LLC, Japan office
+81-3-6404-8900
iichiro.takahashi@arraycomm.com

DesignArt Networks and ArrayComm Announce Alliance for Enhanced WiMAX Micro- and Picocell Solutions

ArrayComm A-MAS™ software with DesignArt Networks DAN2400 SoC platform

Feb 11, 2009 – Barcelona, Spain, and Oak Brook, Illinois

 

DesignArt Networks Ltd and ArrayComm LLC announced today an alliance to bring to market a new class of WiMAX Micro- and Picocell design solutions that include ArrayComm A-MAS™ software, embedded on DesignArt Networks’ DAN2400 open SoC platform.

The joint effort delivers the most compact, yet powerful, WiMAX base station and relay designs, with superior price performance, utilizing an array of up to 6 RF channels for advanced signal processing. Resulting products will be able to take advantage of DesignArt’s single-chip SoC design architecture, while delivering a level of performance typically only found in high-end macro base stations.

Operators will benefit from very compact and low-cost base stations, enhanced with ArrayComm’s superior combination of MIMO, beamforming, and adaptive interference cancellation. Coupled with DesignArt’s zero-cost self-backhaul capabilities, these products will facilitate the dense cellular deployments required for seamless mobile WiMAX services.

“We are enhancing the ability of operators to make money with WiMAX”, said Bruce Duysen, President of ArrayComm. “Low cost base stations—especially pico- and microcells—need superior throughput and range in congested, high interference environments. ArrayComm’s A-MAS software, enabled by the high processing power of DesignArt Networks’ embedded DSP core, is the key for lowering overall system costs.”

DesignArt’s DAN2400 open SoC platform offers the most advanced design architecture for WiMAX and BWA applications—integrating all baseband and processing sub-systems of a complete base and relay station onto a single silicon chip. The scalable architecture of the DAN2400 provides embedded DSP support for up to 6 RF channels.

“The collaboration with ArrayComm, as the leading provider of multi-antenna signal processing solutions, provides an ideal complement to our open DAN2400 open SoC platform, enhancing our vision of dense indoor and outdoor Picocell Underlay deployments,” said Assaf Touboul, CTO, DesignArt Networks. “It is a testament to the open nature of the DAN2400 platform, and the superior software processing capabilities embedded on all layers in our multi-core SoC architecture. Clearly, the evolution of WiMAX and LTE will make increased use of high-end signal processing capabilities, and together with ArrayComm we feel ready to lead this evolution.”

About DesignArt Networks

DesignArt Networks Ltd is the leading supplier of highly integrated System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for the evolving mobile broadband network. Based on a unique targeted multi-core architecture, the DAN open SoC platform integrates, in a single-chip silicon product, all baseband and processing sub-systems required for the design of complete 4G base stations, enhanced with high-capacity self-backhaul and networking capabilities. DesignArt provides a single system development framework, including full-featured software applications, suitable for any type and form factor of base and relay stations, as well as high-capacity, carrier-grade PtP and PtMP backhaul systems.

Vendors benefit from the low-cost yet powerful and flexible product portfolio, while drastically reducing R&D and life -cycle expenses, and optimizing time-to-market. Operators benefit from best-of-breed, yet compact RAN equipment with optional self-backhaul capabilities. Carrier-grade NLOS backhaul enables flexible selection of low-cost cell sites – substantially lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO) across the evolving RAN infrastructure. www.designartnetworks.com.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi company, is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) software for wireless systems. ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ software improves network economics and user experiences through gains in coverage, client data rates, and capacity for all wireless communications protocols, in base station or client device architectures. A-MAS™ implementations include WiMAX, PHS, GSM, and HC-SDMA networks, and are operating in more than 300,000 commercial deployments today. For wireless equipment manufacturers, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched experience in MAS applications enables significant performance and time-to-market advantages while reducing development cost and technical risk. For more information, please visitwww.arraycomm.com.

NEC and ArrayComm Announce Collaboration on Enhanced WiMAX Solutions

NEC to work with ArrayComm’s multi-antenna software

 

Jan 16, 2009 – Tokyo, Japan and Oak Brook, Illinois

NEC Corporation and ArrayComm LLC announced today a collaboration to develop new WiMAX products that include ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ multi-antenna signal processing software.

The joint effort will deliver innovative WiMAX base station products beginning mid-2009. NEC’s customers will benefit from best-in-class performance at an economical cost while maintaining full profile and standards compliance, including WiMAX Forum IO-MIMO and upcoming IO-Beamforming.

NEC is one of the world’s leading wireless solution providers to premier mobile operators around the world. NEC’s flexible PasoWings base station allows WiMAX users to connect seamlessly across wide area wireless networks, delivering full mobility and high quality of service. With the established PasoWings platform, NEC brings development, manufacturing, system integration, and field installation expertise into the joint effort.

ArrayComm’s Multi-Antenna Signal Processing software, A MAS™, provides a unique combination of MIMO1 and adaptive interference cancellation that fundamentally enhances WiMAX economics with significant range, capacity, and throughput improvement. ArrayComm will contribute by jointly developing the PHY2 software with integrated A-MAS™.

“The collaboration with ArrayComm, a global leading provider of MAS software solutions, is essential in enhancing NEC’s WiMAX base station products, which offer improved radio network economics to mobile operators around the world,” said K. Jay Miyahara, Chief Engineer, Mobile Network Operations Unit of NEC. “NEC is committed to continuously enhancing our base station performance by adopting ArrayComm’s leading-edge MAS solutions in order to deliver differentiated wireless broadband experience through gains in coverage and data rates.”

“NEC’s clear leadership, experience and leading edge PasoWings product line create a significant opportunity for both companies,” said Bruce Duysen, President of ArrayComm. “Furthermore, NEC’s modularized software and hardware development approach has made the integration of our A-MAS™ software very straightforward.”

1. MIMO: MIMO (Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output) is a technology used to improve radio communication performance (extend cell coverage and increase throughput) by the use of multiple antennas at both the transmitter and receiver.

2. PHY: PHY is a common abbreviation for the physical layer of the OSI model. A PHY layer includes functions such as modulation/demodulation, encryption/decryption, timing-extraction/synchronization and interference cancellation.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation is one of the world’s leading providers of Internet, broadband network, and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of a diversified global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC website at: http://www.nec.com

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi company, is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) software for wireless systems. ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ software improves network economics and user experiences through gains in coverage, client data rates, and capacity for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. A-MAS™ implementations include WiMAX, PHS, GSM, and HC-SDMA networks and are operating in more than 300,000 commercial deployments today. For wireless equipment manufacturers, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched experience in MAS applications enables significant performance and time-to-market advantages while reducing development cost and technical risk. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

ArrayComm and A MAS are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are trademarks of their respective holders.

For this article in Japanese (downloadable PDF format), please click this link.

NEC Media Contacts

Akiko Shikimori

a-shikimori@ay.jp.nec.com

Mari Takahashi

mari-t@ct.jp.nec.com

ArrayComm Media Contacts

Iichiro Takahashi

iichiro.takahashi@arraycomm.com

Jerry Pioch

jpioch@arraycomm.com

Yoichi Matsumoto

yoichi.matsumoto@arraycomm.com

JRC and ArrayComm Announce Technology Alliance

JRC’s Multi-Antenna Radio Products to include Self-Calibration Verified for ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ Processing Software. Combined Effort to Streamline Base Station Development and Deployment.

 

Jul 2, 2008 – Tokyo, Japan and San Jose, California

Japan Radio Co. (JRC) and ArrayComm LLC, announced today a joint technology agreement for Wireless Broadband systems. Through this agreement, JRC will develop base station radio head products that deliver the maximum performance of ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ (Multi-Antenna Signal) processing software. ArrayComm and JRC will ensure that JRC’s radio head products are ready for rapid integration of A-MAS™ with base station vendors.

“JRC is a leader in radio technology,” said Steve Sifferman, President of ArrayComm. “JRC’s products will now be ready with sophisticated calibration for best-in-class multi-antenna signal processing — including beam-forming and interference cancellation for MIMO.”

By this collaboration, base station manufacturers can minimize development resources and enable faster time-to-market, while delivering superior performance to carrier customers. Operators will then be able to achieve best-in-class economic results: Broadband networks with superior coverage, spectral efficiency, and data rates—providing the best possible end-user experience.

“World leading, ArrayComm’s multi-antenna processing technology is a must-have technology for wireless broadband communication evolution, and its technology has been proven in over 300,000 commercial base stations in operation today.” said Tatsuro Masamura, board member and GM of R&D center of JRC. “Through this collaboration, technical hurdles for multi-antenna base station enablement are decreased. JRC will leverage the collaboration output and accelerate implementation of high performance and low cost RF units and outdoor units for multi-antenna base stations.”

About JRC

Founded in 1915, JRC has grown to become one of the leading companies in the field of wireless technology, radio equipment, and radars in Japan. Today’s communications world is bipolar – global and personal. JRC provides land mobile and personal, information and communications equipments that speed and ease voice, data and image communications such as Satellite communication system, Trucked radio system, WiFi Products, GPS receivers and so on.

JRC continues to add field proven products to their lineup accelerating the development of their equipment and ever strengthening the JRC brand name as a manufacturer of high quality radio equipment and radars. For more information, please visit www.jrc.co.jp/eng/.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi company, is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) software for wireless systems. ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ software improves network economics and user experiences through gains in coverage, client data rates, and capacity for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. A-MAS implementations include W-CDMA, HSDPA, WiMAX, PHS, GSM, and HC-SDMA networks and are operating in more than 300,000 commercial deployments today. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

For this article in Japanese (downloadable PDF format), please click this link.

JRC Media Contact:

Corporate Strategy Department
email: pr@jrc.co.jp
www: www.jrc.co.jp

ArrayComm Media Contact

Carl Clouse
mobile: +1 (708) 227 1998
email: clouse@arraycomm.com
www: www.arraycomm.com

C-motech and ArrayComm to Deliver W-CDMA Client Devices

Industry First Program to Integrate ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ Solution

 

Apr 1, 2008 – Seoul, Korea and San Jose, California

C-motech Co. Ltd. and ArrayComm LLC, announced today an industry leading, joint technology partnership for integration of ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ multi-antenna signal processing software into C-motech’s next generation terminal devices. Through this agreement ArrayComm and C motech will jointly develop and integrate A-MAS into C-motech’s client and data device cards, and C motech will manufacture and distribute A-MAS in their next generation client devices on a global basis.

“We are thrilled to be working with a wireless modem and module leader like C-motech,” said Steve Sifferman, President of ArrayComm. “We believe that C-motech and ArrayComm can create a significant opportunity for operators: Data devices with up to 2X throughput—without making any changes to the network.”

“We are enhancing our product line and developing new solutions that deliver greater performance gains to our customers.” said, Lee Jae Man CEO of C-motech. “The end result of this collaboration will benefit operators worldwide with significant data performance improvements by using ArrayComm’s unique A-MAS software and our W-CDMA data products.”

About C-motech

C-motech is a leader in the field of wireless access solutions, offering a full line of the third generation telecommunication terminals including GSM-based HSDPA, HSUPA, CDMA-based EV-DO, EV-DO rA and the new WIBRO-based technology and devices. For more information on C-motech, please visitwww.cmotech.com.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi Company, is the leader in multi antenna signal processing software for wireless systems. ArrayComm’s A MAS™ software improves network economics and user experiences through gains in coverage, client data rates, and capacity for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, and MIMO architectures. A MAS implementations include W CDMA, HSDPA, WiMAX, PHS, GSM, and HC SDMA networks. For wireless equipment manufacturers, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched experience in MAS applications enables significant performance and time to market advantages while reducing development cost and technical risk. For more information on ArrayComm, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

C-motech Media Contact:

Y.K. Chun
Planning Dept. / Manager
Tel : 82-2-368-9823
Mobile : 82-11-9895-2451
e-mail : ykchun@cmotech.com

ArrayComm Media Contact:
Carl Clouse
+1 (708) 227 1998
clouse@ygomi.com
www.ygomi.com

Media Contact: Carl Clouse

Freescale and ArrayComm Join Forces to Deliver Multi-Antenna Signal Processing Technology for WiMAX Base Stations

Reference design developed to enhance performance and reduce operating costs of WiMAX infrastructure equipment

 

Sep 12, 2007 – TOKYO, Japan

Operators of WiMAX networks can look forward to base band equipment offering dramatic improvements in range, coverage quality and operating efficiency thanks to a joint solution from Freescale Semiconductor and ArrayComm LLC.

The companies have developed a reference design intended to speed and simplify the creation of high-performance WiMAX base station equipment. The solution combines ArrayComm’s multi-antenna signal processing software (A-MAS™) with Freescale’s high-performance MSC8144 quad-core digital signal processor — the industry’s highest performance programmable digital signal processor (DSP).

The reference design leverages the high performance of the MSC8144 DSP to handle both Media Access Control (MAC) and Physical Layer (PHY) processing. Equipment based on the solution delivers high frequencies, superior channel density and low operating costs. “While baseline profiles and certification waves are a good start, even greater performance gains can be achieved by leveraging ArrayComm’s software,” said Steve Sifferman, president of ArrayComm. “The end result of this collaboration allows our customers to profit from our ability to fully utilize the advanced processing power, versatility and features of Freescale’s DSP technology to create our highly advanced signal processing algorithms that drive significant improvements in wireless broadband network economics.”

Compared with current generations of WiMAX base station equipment systems, products based on the combined solution can offer 2 to 4 times greater coverage, more than doubled data rates, and as much as a tenfold capacity increases for 802.16/WiMAX networks. The reference design meets the IEEE 802.16e standard and conforms to the WiMAX Forum base profile.

ArrayComm’s A-MAS software offers unique support of multiple input/multiple output (MIMO), adaptive antenna system (AAS) and combined MIMO/AAS modes. It incorporates all the antenna processing aspects of the WiMAX profiles approved by the WiMAX Forum Mobile Task Group for IEEE 802.16e. A MAS leverages more than 14 years of ArrayComm experience in commercial multi antenna signal processing applications, yielding a software solution that accelerates development of advanced base station products and reduces technical risk. The enhanced performance of the A MAS enabled network equipment can vastly improve the OPEX and CAPEX bottom line and ensure the most favorable business case for WiMAX service providers.

The MSC8144 DSP is based on StarCore® technology and is designed to reduce system cost and improve performance for intensive network processing. Addressing industry requirements for consolidation and reuse, the MSC8144 DSP takes single chip integration to new levels, embedding four multiple-issue 1GHz StarCore® DSP cores, integrating the industry’s largest DSP embedded memory at 10.5Mbytes, security coprocessor, RISC engines and incorporating an abundance of high speed networking interfaces, while maintaining a highly competitive cost and power.

“The high-performance programmable processing of the MSC8144 DSP allows OEMs to use the same device, hardware platform and tools for multiple applications by using differentiated software loads,” said Jeff Timbs, director of marketing for Freescale’s Networking Systems Division. “The combination of the MSC8144’s processing performance with ArrayComm’s multi-antenna software offers significant savings on development time, decreased base station costs and performance benefits for a new generation of broadband wireless infrastructure equipment.”

For this article in Japanese (downloadable PDF format), please click this link.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi company, is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) software for wireless systems. ArrayComm’s A-MAS™ software improves network economics and user experiences through gains in coverage, client data rates, and capacity for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. A-MAS implementations include W-CDMA, HSDPA, WiMAX, PHS, GSM, and HC-SDMA networks and are operating in more than 300,000 commercial deployments today. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

About Freescale Semiconductor

Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial, networking and wireless markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations in more than 30 countries. Freescale is one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies with 2006 sales of $6.4 billion (USD). www.freescale.com.

Freescale™ and the Freescale logo are trademarks of Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. ArrayComm and A-MAS™ are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. All other product or service names are the property of their respective owners. Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. 2007 ArrayComm LLC 2007.

Freescale Media Contacts:

Jack Taylor, Freescale Semiconductor, Phone: +1.512.996.5161 (office) +1.512.560.7143 (mobile)jack.taylor@freescale.com

Kathy Truesdell, Representing Freescale Semiconductor, Phone: +1.512.996.5117 (office) +1.512.633.8620 (mobile) truesdel@onr.com

Europe, Middle East, Africa

Laurent Massicot, Freescale Semiconductor, Phone: +33.16.935.7712 laurent.massicot@freescale.com

Asia Pacific

Gloria Shiu, Freescale Semiconductor, Phone: +85.22.666.8237 gloria.shiu@freescale.com

Japan

Masako Tanikawa, Freescale Semiconductor, Phone: +81.3.5437.9127 masako.tanikawa@freescale.com

For ArrayComm:

Carl Clouse, ArrayComm LLC, Phone: +1.630.413.5075 (office) +1.708.227.1998 (mobile)carl.clouse@arraycomm.com

Japan

Iichiro Takahashi, ArrayComm International LLC +81.3.6404.8911 iichiro.takahashi@arraycomm.com

Alvarion and ArrayComm to Deliver Best of Breed Advanced Antenna Technology

Joint Offer to Leverage ArrayComm’s Advanced Multi-antenna Signal Processing and Alvarion’s Industry-leading WiMAX Platform in 4Motion Mobile

 

Jul 26, 2007 – TEL AVIV, ISRAEL and SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

Alvarion Ltd. (NASDAQ: ALVR) and ArrayComm LLC, announced today their ongoing technology partnership for integration of ArrayComm’s multi- antenna signal processing software, A-MAS(tm), into Alvarion’s 4Motion’s Radio Access Network Solutions.

Alvarion is the world’s leading provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions. Its all-IP OPEN WiMAX ecosystem opens the door to complete, best-of-breed networks that optimize all elements of a WiMAX network – from core equipment and service offerings to end-devices and even the end-user’s experience.

Alvarion’s WiMAX platform will leverage ArrayComm’s A-MAS(tm) Advanced Multi-Antenna software in order to offer 2 to 4 times more coverage and spectral efficiency than the WiMAX Forum’s(tm) baseline profiles, through a unique combination of Beamforming, MIMO and adaptive interference cancellation, while maintaining full profile and standards compliance.

“ArrayComm’s MAS technology significantly improves the economics of WiMAX systems, increasing the range and data throughput per base station,” said Tzvika Friedman, President and CEO of Alvarion. “The relationship between the two companies will benefit operators worldwide with solutions that use ArrayComm’s unique A-MAS software and our WiMAX radio access network (RAN).”

“Alvarion’s clear leadership and momentum in WiMAX deployments across the globe creates a significant opportunity for both companies,” said Steve Sifferman, President of ArrayComm, “and Alvarion’s OPEN WiMAX approach has made the integration of our A-MAS software very straightforward.”

About Alvarion

With more than 3 million units deployed in 150 countries, Alvarion www.alvarion.com is the world’s leading provider of innovative wireless broadband network solutions enabling Personal Broadband to improve lifestyles and productivity with portable and mobile data, VoIP, video and other services.

Alvarion is leading the market to Open WiMAX solutions with the most extensive deployments and proven product portfolio in the industry covering the full range of frequency bands with both fixed and mobile solutions. Alvarion’s products enable the delivery of personal mobile broadband, business and residential broadband access, corporate VPNs, toll quality telephony, mobile base station feeding, hotspot coverage extension, community interconnection, public safety communications, and mobile voice and data.

As a wireless broadband pioneer, Alvarion has been driving and delivering innovations for over 10 years from core technology developments to creating and promoting industry standards. Leveraging its key roles in the IEEE and HiperMAN standards committees and experience in deploying OFDM-based systems, the Company’s prominent work in the WiMAX Forum is focused on increasing the widespread adoption of standards- based products in the wireless broadband market and leading the entire industry to Open WiMAX solutions.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi company, is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) software for wireless systems. ArrayComm’s A-MAS(tm) software improves network economics and user experiences through gains in coverage, client data rates, and capacity for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. A-MAS implementations include W-CDMA, HSDPA, WiMAX, PHS, GSM, and HC-SDMA networks and are operating in more than 300,000 commercial deployments today. For wireless equipment manufacturers, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched experience in MAS applications enables significant performance and time-to-market advantages while reducing development cost and technical risk. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

Open WiMAX, BreezeMAX, and Alvarion are trademarks of Alvarion Ltd. ArrayComm and AMAS are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are trademarks of their respective holders.

Alvarion Media Contact:
Christine Buzetta(US), +1.972.341.2530, cbuzetta@golinharris.com

For ArrayComm:
Jerry Pioch, +1.630.786.0557, jpioch@arraycomm.com

SOMA Networks and ArrayComm Collaborate to Deliver Significant Improvements in Mobile WiMAX Network Economics

SOMA Licenses Advanced Multi-Antenna Software from Market Leader

 

Jun 20, 2007 – (COMMUNICASIA 2007) SINGAPORE and SAN JOSE

SOMA Networks, Inc., a global provider of Mobile WiMAX technology, and ArrayComm LLC, the market leader in multi-antenna signal processing for wireless systems, today announced a joint development effort. Under this agreement, SOMA Networks will integrate ArrayComm’s multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) software, including support of MIMO, AAS and combined MIMO/AAS modes, into SOMA’s FlexMAX Mobile WiMAX System. The combination of ArrayComm’s adaptive antenna software with SOMA’s fully converged, all-IP broadband wireless access solution will allow Mobile WiMAX network operators to benefit from the greatest possible cell range and coverage, increased spectral efficiencies and greater network capacity.

MAS technology is one of the key differentiators for Mobile WiMAX systems, enabling operators who deploy equipment based on the 802.16e-2005 standard to serve hard to reach, previously unwired, and underserved broadband markets. Operator economics are extremely challenging in last mile, broadband to the home (BTTH) deployments, especially in emerging and rural markets. Operators are often faced with harsh environmental conditions, as well as a widely dispersed and sparse customer base. MAS provides WiMAX systems with a next generation competitive advantage that removes the barriers to serving the BTTH markets.

“SOMA Networks is committed to ensuring the FlexMAX Mobile WiMAX System integrates the best elements to meet the demanding performance requirements for successful BTTH market deployments,” said Tom Flak, SVP of Operations at SOMA Networks. “As a world-class, leading source of advanced antenna technologies, it was a natural choice for us to work with ArrayComm. By leveraging the best technology from the WiMAX ecosystem, we are able to optimize the performance of SOMA’s products and offer our carrier customers the greatest benefits in a single system.”

SOMA’s specialization in macro-cellular coverage is greatly enhanced through the use of ArrayComm’s MAS software. By incorporating adaptive software, the FlexMAX System can dynamically select the best multi-antenna processing technique; either Space Time Coding (STC), Adaptive Antenna System (AAS), Multiple Input, Multiple Output (MIMO), or enhanced versions of MIMO that include adaptive algorithms, on a user-by-user basis to maximize overall system performance. The results are:

  • Delivery of two to four times more coverage and capacity, especially valuable in spectrum-constrained deployments.
  • Overall reduction in the number of base stations required.
  • Optimal performance in a variety of environments.

All of these factors combine to vastly improve the OPEX and CAPEX bottom line and ensure the most favorable business case for WiMAX services providers.

ArrayComm’s president, Steve Sifferman commented, “While WiMAX Forum baseline profiles and certification ‘waves’ are a good start, there are significant performance gains (from 50% to 200% improvements) that can be achieved by leveraging more advanced software. For example, standard control channels can limit range of coverage in WiMAX deployments. By incorporating adaptive interference cancellation techniques and control channel link budget improvements, ArrayComm technology can alleviate these limitations and increase the range of cell coverage. ArrayComm believes the FlexMAX System provides an ideal platform for cutting-edge MAS technology, and SOMA’s decision to incorporate the software supports an overall market leading strategy to deliver the best business case for network operators.”

ArrayComm launched the first Wave 2-compliant MAS solution, and offers the industry’s leading performance for 2- or 4-antenna architectures, using a unique combination of MIMO and adaptive interference cancellation technology. For wireless equipment manufacturers and operators, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched 15 years of commercial deployment experience with MAS applications enables significant performance and time-to-market advantages while reducing development and deployment costs and technical risk. Visit SOMA Networks at CommunicAsia 2007, in the WiMAX cluster Hall 4, booth #4D1-14, to see our latest FlexMAX Mobile WiMAX System products.

About SOMA Networks

SOMA Networks is a leading provider of Mobile WiMAX solutions. Focused on bringing broadband wireless access and advanced applications to the home, SOMA’s FlexMAX(tm) Mobile WiMAX and SoftAir(tm) Multimedia Application Systems provide a complete solution using an all IP-based architecture. SOMA technology enables service providers to drive revenue through value-added multimedia applications and services, delivering wireline performance over a broadband wireless infrastructure. SOMA is a principal member of the WiMAX Forum, and its FlexMAX Mobile WiMAX System supports the 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX standard. Deployed on five continents, SOMA is headquartered in San Francisco and has offices in Toronto, Ottawa, Delhi, and Singapore. Visit www.somanetworks.com for more information.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi Group company, is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing for wireless systems. ArrayComm software delivers large gains in the coverage, capacity, and data rates for all wireless communications system. ArrayComm software is implemented in WiMAX, PHS, GSM, W-CDMA, and HC-SDMA wireless systems, and it is operating in more than 300,000 commercial deployments today.

FlexMAX and SoftAir are trademarks of SOMA Networks. ArrayComm and A-MAS are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are trademarks of their respective holders.

SOMA Networks Media Contact:
Adrienne Low, +1.415.269.3432, alow@somanetworks.com

Singapore Media Contact:
Jason Puah, Citigate Dewe Rogerson i.MAGE, Phone: +65.6534.5122 (office) +65.9781.0546 (mobile),jason.puah@citigatedrimage.com

For ArrayComm:
Steven Glapa, +1.408.952.1958, sglapa@arraycomm.com

KT and ArrayComm Announce Collaboration on Enhanced WiBro Services

Joint effort to apply multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) to KT’s new mobile broadband network

 

Aug 15, 2006 – SEONGNAM CITY, SOUTH KOREA and SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

KT Corporation and ArrayComm LLC announced today their agreement to collaborate on improving KT’s new mobile broadband WiBro network by integrating multi-antenna signal processing technologies.

KT, South Korea’s largest telecommunications service provider, is building an advanced mobile broadband service in the 2.3 GHz band. Using this license, KT is leading in the effort to deploy WiBro to meet the consumer and business demand for mobile broadband in South Korea. ArrayComm multi-antenna signal processing software (A MAS™) is being incorporated in WiBro and WiMAX client devices and base stations by multiple manufacturers to reduce costs and improve performance.

KT recognizes that attractive system economics, driven by good coverage, client data rates, and capacity, will be vital to the success of WiBro services. ArrayComm and KT teams will conduct joint efforts to demonstrate how ArrayComm software can provide benefits for KT’s WiBro initiative. These joint efforts include:

  • Modeling the capital and operating financial benefits from application of MAS in WiBro;
  • Incorporating MAS algorithms into KT’s network planning in order to understand the coverage, client data rate, and capacity benefits that MAS can bring to WiBro services;
  • Conducting field trials in Q4 2006 of MAS-enabled products to validate performance characterization and refine product requirements; and
  • Making continuing contributions to the industry’s standards bodies to further enhance WiBro’s leverage of MAS technology.

“We expect that ArrayComm’s A-MAS software will give a significant performance improvement in the WiBro system” noted JongLok Yoon, Senior Executive Vice President at KT. “We are interested in knowing more about the benefits for our WiBro service.”

“KT’s bold strategy for mobile broadband is charting a new course for service innovation and applications that will delight their customers,” observed Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s Executive Chair. “We are honored to work with the KT team toward making the next phase of wireless successful.”

KT and ArrayComm have agreed to make reports on the results of their collaboration available to others in the industry over the coming year.

About KT

The KT Corporation (KT) was established on December 10, 1981, KT has since become Korea’s leading telephone service provider with nationwide coverage for fixed-line communication networks and over 20 million subscribers. Today, the company has set its sights on becoming a global Internet service provider through ongoing technology development and management innovation. KT has more than 6 million high speed Internet subscribers through the xDSL and metro Ethernet as well as WiFi. KT is now beginning to provide mobile broadband wireless access services based on the WiBro/mobile WiMAX technology. For more information, please visit www.kt.co.kr.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi company, is the leader in multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) software for wireless systems. ArrayComm’s A MAS software improves network economics and user experiences through gains in coverage, client data rates, and capacity for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. A MAS implementations include WCDMA, HSDPA, WiMAX, PHS, GSM, WLL, and HC-SDMA networks and are operating in more than 275,000 commercial deployments today. For wireless equipment manufacturers, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched experience in MAS applications enables significant performance and time-to-market advantages while reducing development cost and technical risk. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

ArrayComm and A MAS are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are trademarks of their respective holders.

For KT:
Seong-Choon Lee, +82.2.526.6153, lsc@kt.co.kr

For ArrayComm:
Steven Glapa, +1.408.952.1958, sglapa@arraycomm.com

Getting Beyond Cellular with Success: WCA 2006 Panel to Discuss the Key to Viable Network Economics in Next-Generation Wireless

June 29 discussion to include BellSouth, Intel, Alvarion, Kyocera, and ArrayComm

 

Jun 22, 2006 – Washington, DC

Martin Cooper, Executive Chairman of ArrayComm LLC, will moderate a panel of distinguished wireless industry leaders in Washington DC on June 29th at WCA 2006 — the wireless broadband industry’s premier global convention organized by the Wireless Communications Associates International (WCA). The first of its kind, the panel will address The Economics of MAS Architectures in Broadband Wireless Access Networks.

New wireless broadband offerings require dramatically lower network cost structures to succeed. Multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) solutions — including MIMO and “smart antenna” architectures — have been proven to deliver substantial efficiency gains in prior applications. As a result, efforts to incorporate MAS solutions for 3GLTE, WiMAX, and HSPA networks are now underway throughout the industry. To broaden understanding of the causes and implications of this sea change in radio network design, WCA has coordinated a panel discussion of MAS-enabled economics at WCA 2006 next week. The discussion will explain the key drivers of increased MAS adoption, explore case studies of successes to date (including the leading-indicator wireless data market in Japan), and address operator considerations in leveraging the technology.

The discussion will include representatives from companies at the core of current innovation in MAS-enabled systems development and application:

  • Mel Levine, Director, Product Management, Wireless Services Group, BellSouth
  • Dr. Siavash M. Alamouti, CTO, Service Provider Business Group & Intel Fellow, Mobility Group, Intel Corp.
  • Dr. Mohammad S. Shakouri, Corporate Vice President, Strategy, Alvarion & WCA Director
  • Dr. Deepshikha Garg, Senior Systems Engineer, Kyocera Telecommunications Research Corp.
  • Martin Cooper, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, ArrayComm LLC & WCA Director

“We at WCA are thrilled to have such a distinguished panel of experts speaking at our convention,” commented WCA President Andrew Kreig. “The growth in momentum around MAS is clear, and I think this subject will make for a terrific discussion at WCA 2006 at this exciting juncture for the industry.” The session is scheduled for June 29th at 1:45pm in the Omni Shoreham Executive Room.

About the Wireless Communications Association

Founded in 1988, the Wireless Communications Association represents the wireless broadband industry worldwide. Its 250 member companies include leading solutions providers on six continents. For more information, visit: www.wcai.com.

Susan Polyakova, susan@wcai.com

ArrayComm and TI Collaborate on Smart Antenna Technology for Wireless Infrastructure Applications

Combined Solution Increases Range, Data Rates, Capacity and Coverage Quality for WiMAX and 3G

 

Feb 27, 2006 – SAN JOSE, Calif. and DALLAS, Texas

Addressing wireless service providers’ needs to reduce operating expenses while increasing network performance, ArrayComm and Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) [NYSE:TXN] today announced a collaboration to combine ArrayComm’s smart antenna technology with TI’s high-performance digital signal processing for wireless infrastructure applications. Compared with existing systems, this combined solution provides operators with four-fold improvements in wireless system coverage, data rates more than doubled, and a capacity increase as much as ten times, all with better coverage quality for 802.16/WiMAX and WCDMA/HSDPA networks. Service providers using the combined solution will reduce capital and operating costs while increasing network performance. For more information, please visit www.ti.com/wimaxwi.

The combination of ArrayComm’s Network MIMO™ smart antenna software and TI’s family of high-performance TMS320TCI6482 DSPs on a single reference design provides base station equipment manufacturers with critical differentiation including shorter time to market, higher equipment performance and greater flexibility as wireless standards evolve.

“Our collaboration is a win-win for both the service provider and the base station equipment manufacturer,” said Steve Sifferman, executive vice president of operations with ArrayComm. “TI has the industry’s most powerful, versatile and complete DSP platform for wireless infrastructure solutions. Coupling TI’s DSP with our smart antenna software will yield substantial improvements in the service providers’ network implementations for both 3G and WiMAX.”

The first element of this collaboration is a reference design for WiMAX infrastructure applications that incorporates ArrayComm’s Network MIMO software, offering unique support of multiple input / multiple output (MIMO), adaptive antenna system (AAS) and combined MIMO/AAS modes. ArrayComm’s Network MIMO software implements all the antenna processing aspects of the WiMAX profiles approved by the WiMAX Forum Mobile Task Group (MTG) for IEEE 802.16e. MIMO and AAS, used in combination, increase subscriber data rates, improve cell-edge link budgets, manage interference, and maximize overall network capacity. The result is a significant performance advantage for WiMAX. The Network MIMO architecture leverages more than 14 years of ArrayComm experience in commercial smart antenna applications, yielding a software solution that accelerates development of advanced base station products and reduces technical risk.

For the first time, ArrayComm’s Network MIMO software has been ported to TI’s 1 GHz TMS320TCI6482 DSP. This optimized DSP performs at nearly twice the clock speed of other available solutions, yet consumes only three watts of power, making it the industry’s most power efficient DSP for wireless infrastructure systems. The TCI6482 DSP’s unique combination of high performance and low power provides infrastructure OEMs with a platform to upgrade current systems easily and expand product portfolios efficiently. The software programmable nature of the TCI6482 DSP allows users to upgrade their solutions to meet the needs of evolving standards. Also, it simplifies feature changes and upgrades to meet certification requirements.

“ArrayComm’s expertise in smart antenna technology matched with TI’s industry-leading TCI6482 DSP creates a unique combination that can positively impact equipment manufacturers’ ease of use and time to market,” said Jerold Givens, DSP platform manager, communications infrastructure, Texas Instruments. “In addition, this solution will help carriers to lower their deployment costs and further protect their network investments.”

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements. In addition to Semiconductor, the company’s businesses include Sensors & Controls, and Educational & Productivity Solutions. TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.

Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi Group company, is the leader in antenna processing for wireless systems. ArrayComm software delivers large gains in range, capacity, data rates, and coverage quality for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. ArrayComm smart antenna software is implemented in WiMAX, PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and HC-SDMA networks, and it is operating in more than 275,000 commercial deployments today. For wireless equipment manufacturers, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched experience in smart antenna applications enables significant performance and time-to-market advantages while reducing development cost and technical risk. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

ArrayComm and Network MIMO are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. All other trademarks and registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Mara Craggs, ArrayComm LLC +1 (408) 952-1868 mcraggs@arraycomm.com

 

Wireless Pioneer & ArrayComm Chairman Honored By WCA For Lifetime Leadership

Jan 17, 2006 – SAN JOSE, California

Wireless cellphone inventor Dr. Martin Cooper — who is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of ArrayComm LLC — will receive the annual Lifetime Achievement award of the Wireless Communications Association International (WCA) in a ceremony here on Jan. 19, it was announced today.

The ceremony will be prior to his 8:45 a.m. presentation at WCA’s International Symposium and Global Expo, which is the broadband wireless industry’s premier event for the winter and spring months. It extends from Jan. 17-20 at the San Jose Fairmont Hotel, with the WCA Investment Forum beginning Jan. 17.

A pioneer in the wireless communications industry, Dr. Cooper conceived of the first portable cellular phone in 1973 and then led the 10-year process of bringing it to market. During 29 years with Motorola, he built and managed both its paging and cellular businesses and served as Corporate Director of Research and Development. Products that he introduced have had cumulative sales volume of more than $80 billion. Upon leaving Motorola, he co-founded Cellular Business Systems, Inc. and led it to dominate the cellular billing industry with a 75 percent market share before selling it to Cincinnati Bell. He has been granted eight patents in the communications field, and has been widely published.

ArrayComm has grown under his leadership since its founding in 1992 from a seed-funded startup in San Jose, CA into the world leader in smart antenna technology, with 400 patents issued or pending worldwide. Among Dr. Cooper’s honors, he received the American Computer Museum’s George R. Stibitz Computer and Communications Pioneer Award in 2002. Also, he was an inaugural member of RCR Magazine’s Wireless Hall of Fame. Red Herring Magazine named him one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs of 2000, and Wireless Systems Design Magazine provided him with the 2002 Industry Leader award. A member of WCA’s Board of Directors, he holds a B.S. and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology.

“During this pivotal year for the wireless broadband industry,” commented WCA President Andrew Kreig, who will make the presentation, “it is particularly important to recognize the leaders who have brought the industry to the exciting juncture today, when opportunities abound in both the U.S. and worldwide.”

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, founded in 1992, is the recognized leader in smart antenna solutions for mobile broadband and cellular wireless systems. ArrayComm’s technology can deliver large gains in the coverage, capacity, and data rates of any wireless communications system (applications to date include WiMAX, PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and the iBurst (TM) broadband wireless system). More than 260,000 base stations in commercial service worldwide are equipped with ArrayComm software. For more information, visit www.arraycomm.com.

About the Wireless Communications Association

Founded in 1988, the Wireless Communications Association represents the wireless broadband industry worldwide. Its 250 member companies include leading solutions providers on six continents. For more information, visit www.wcai.com.

Susan Polyakova, WCAI, +1 (202) 452-7823 susan@wcai.com

 

picoChip integrates ArrayComm’s Network MIMO™ software for WiMAX

Jan 11, 2006 – BATH, ENGLAND and SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA

picoChip and ArrayComm announced today that they have forged an alliance, under which ArrayComm’s Network MIMO™ software will be incorporated into the PHY of picoChip’s flexible wireless solution. picoChip will offer this solution as a software option to its customers to add smart antennas and MIMO to their advanced WiMAX basestation and subscriber station designs. ArrayComm’s Network MIMO software implements all the antenna processing aspects of the WiMAX profiles approved by the WiMAX Forum Mobile Task Group (MTG) for IEEE 802.16e. The ArrayComm solution includes support for MIMO, adaptive antenna systems (AAS) and combined MIMO/AAS modes on both subscriber terminals and basestations. These provide operators the optimized user data rates, cell range, and network capacity they need to meet their business objectives for mobile broadband services.

MIMO and AAS, used in combination, increase subscriber data rates, improve cell-edge link budgets, manage interference, and maximize overall network capacity. The result is a significant performance advantage for WiMAX. ArrayComm provides Network MIMO software that integrates with picoChip’s WiMAX PHY and picoArray processor.

Commenting on the new agreement, picoChip’s CTO and Co-founder Doug Pulley said, “Adaptive antenna technology and MIMO are key distinguishing features of the WiMAX specification; they will be critical in assuring WiMAX success. This functionality, as an option for the picoChip software, will be a major advantage to picoChip’s customers, giving them the flexibility to easily incorporate smart antenna technology into their designs. picoChip believes that ArrayComm is the leader in this space and we want our customers to have the best.”

“picoChip has demonstrated that it is ahead of the game in providing innovative and flexible solutions for wireless broadband access systems. Future applications will need smart antenna technology to deliver the cost and performance advantages that WiMAX promises. This partnership is a significant step toward realizing our shared vision for the future of WiMAX technology,” added Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s executive chairman.

About picoChip

picoChip, located in Bath, England, is dedicated to providing innovative, flexible wireless solutions to help equipment makers minimize time-to-market, costs, and system power consumption.

The heart of the company’s offering is a scaleable, multi-processor baseband IC that combines the computational density of a dedicated ASIC with the programmability of a traditional high end Digital Signal Processor. This radically reduces both development time and materials cost and enables the strategic goal of the “Software Defined Radio”. The company has the most comprehensive reference designs in the industry, with complete, standard-compliant solutions for both UMTS (including HSDPA) and WiMAX (802.16d upgradeable to 802.16e). See www.picochip.com for more information.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi Group company, is the leader in antenna processing for wireless systems. ArrayComm software delivers large gains in range, capacity, data rates, and coverage quality for all wireless communications protocols, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. ArrayComm smart antenna software is implemented in WiMAX, PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and HC-SDMA networks, and it is operating in more than 275,000 commercial deployments today. For wireless equipment manufacturers, tapping ArrayComm’s unmatched experience in smart antenna applications enables significant performance and time-to-market advantages while reducing development cost and technical risk. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

picoArray is a registered trademark of picoChip. ArrayComm and Network MIMO are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. All other trademarks and servicemarks are the property of their respective owners.

Mara Craggs, ArrayComm LLC +1 (408) 952-1868 mcraggs@arraycomm.com

Samsung Gains Rights to ArrayComm Smart Antenna Technology

Dec 6, 2005 – SAN JOSE, California

ArrayComm, the wireless industry’s leading source of smart antenna technologies, today announced that it has granted Samsung Electronics the right to use ArrayComm’s smart antenna solutions for Samsung wireless communications base station products. The agreement gives Samsung full rights to use ArrayComm solutions for base stations across the full breadth of their wireless portfolio.

As wireless operator strategies expand to include more broadband data and bandwidth-hungry multimedia services, demands for higher performance from wireless networks are increasing dramatically — from operators of established technologies like WCDMA as well as emerging networks such as HSDPA and WiMAX. In extensive commercial deployments, ArrayComm has proven that smart antenna technologies can help equipment providers meet these demands through significant improvements in system range, capacity, data rates, and coverage quality.

“ArrayComm’s technology has demonstrated great performance,” said Kitae Lee, President of Samsung Electronics Telecommunication Network Business. “This technology and ArrayComm’s support can provide strategic advantages for our wireless business.”

“We are dedicated to realizing the vision we share with Samsung of a true mobile broadband future,” added Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s Executive Chairman. “We are privileged to work with a leader like Samsung toward that goal.”

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, founded in 1992, is the recognized leader in smart antenna solutions for mobile broadband and cellular wireless systems. ArrayComm’s technology can deliver large gains in the coverage, capacity, and data rates of any wireless communications system, in base station, client device, or MIMO architectures. Applications to date include WiMAX, PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and HC-SDMA. ArrayComm smart antenna software is operating in more than 275,000 commercial deployments today. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

ArrayComm is a trademark of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

Mara Craggs, ArrayComm LLC +1 (408) 952-1868 mcraggs@arraycomm.com

 

ArrayComm Announces A-MAS for WiMAX

Smart Antenna Software Implements Full WiMAX Profile for MIMO and AAS

Nov 16, 2005 – SAN JOSE, California

ArrayComm today announced availability of its A-MAS™ software that implements all antenna processing aspects of the WiMAX profiles approved by the WiMAX Forum Mobile Task Group (MTG) for IEEE 802.16e. The multi-antenna signal processing (MAS) solution includes unique support of MIMO, AAS, and combined MIMO/AAS modes on both client devices and base stations, providing operators with the best possible user data rates, cell range, and network capacity for mobile WiMAX.

At the MTG meeting in Beijing last week, the WiMAX operator and manufacturer community finalized recommendations for the profiles for interoperable implementations of IEEE 802.16e. The profiles now proceed toward ratification by the WiMAX Forum Technical Working Group and Board.

Recognizing that MAS technologies are essential to meet operator performance requirements for mobile broadband wireless services, the WiMAX community selected a system architecture that incorporates both MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) and AAS (adaptive antenna systems, also known as beamforming). MIMO increases subscriber data rates, and AAS improves cell-edge link budgets, manages interference, and maximizes overall network capacity. Used in combination, MIMO and AAS yield a significant performance edge for WiMAX.

For more than 10 years, ArrayComm has helped wireless operators optimize real-world wireless network performance through beamforming, interference mitigation, and spatial multiplexing. This unparalleled experience allowed ArrayComm scientists to assist the MTG in adopting the best possible antenna processing approaches. This close collaboration helps make ArrayComm’s A‑MAS software the ideal implementation of MIMO and AAS, working independently or in concert to deliver superior performance on all key operator metrics.

“I am delighted by the WiMAX Forum community’s selection of MIMO and AAS,” said Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s Executive Chairman. “This ringing endorsement of our long-held vision of MAS technology proclaims that it will drive the wireless industry’s broadband revolution. MAS will be as significant in the history of wireless communications as the creation of the cell phone was 30 years ago.”

Steve Sifferman, ArrayComm’s Executive VP Operations, added, “It is exciting to see the WiMAX profiles confirm Marty Cooper’s vision. Our researchers have developed the algorithms to implement all parts of the antenna processing section of the WiMAX profiles. We look forward to working closely with our customer partners to deliver the best possible WiMAX equipment.”

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, a Ygomi Group company, is the leader in mult-antenna signal processing for wireless systems. ArrayComm software delivers large gains in the coverage, capacity, and data rates for all wireless communications system. ArrayComm software is implemented in WiMAX, PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and HC-SDMA wireless systems, and it is operating in more than 260,000 commercial deployments today. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

ArrayComm and A-MAS are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are trademarks of their respective holders.

Steven Glapa, ArrayComm LLC +1 (408) 952-1958 sglapa@arraycomm.com

ATIS Standard Enables High Speed Wireless Connectivity

Sep 26, 2005 – WASHINGTON, DC

ATIS today announced the pre-publication of its High Capacity – Spatial Division Multiple Access (HC-SDMA) radio interface standard (ATIS-0700004-2005) for wireless wideband access.

The HC-SDMA interface provides wide-area broadband wireless IP data-connectivity for fixed, portable and mobile computing devices and appliances. The protocol is designed to be implemented with smart antenna array techniques to substantially improve the radio frequency (RF) coverage, capacity and performance for the system.

The HC-SDMA interface operates on a similar premise as GSM or CDMA2000 for cellular phones, with hand-offs between HC-SDMA cells providing the user with a seamless wideband wireless experience even when moving at the speed of a car or train.

The protocol:

– specifies base station and client device RF characteristics, including output power levels, transmit frequencies and timing error, pulse shaping, in-band and out-of band spurious emissions, receiver sensitivity and selectivity;

– defines associated frame structures for the various burst types including standard uplink and downlink traffic, paging and broadcast burst types;

– specifies the modulation, forward error correction, interleaving and scrambling for various burst types;

– describes the various logical channels (broadcast, paging, random access, configuration and traffic channels) and their roles in establishing communication over the radio link; and

– specifies procedures for error recovery and retry.

The protocol also supports Layer 3 (L3) mechanisms for creating and controlling logical connections (sessions) between client device and base including registration, stream start, power control, handover, link adaptation, and stream closure, as well as L3 mechanisms for client device authentication and secure transmission on the data links.

The HC-SDMA standard was prepared by ATIS’ Wireless Technology and Systems Committee’s (WTSC) Wireless Wideband Internet Access subcommittee. It recently finished the public review of the American National Standards Institute and has been accepted as an American National Standard.

The standard is available via the ATIS Document Center, www.atis.org/doccenter.shtml.

International Interest

An official liaison has been established between WTSC and ISO TC204 WG16 to incorporate the HC-SDMA standard in continuous communications standards, known as CALM, that ISO is developing for intelligent transport systems (ITS). ITS may include applications for public safety, congestion management during traffic incidents, automatic toll booths, and more.

About ATIS

ATIS is a technical planning and standards development organization that is committed to rapidly developing and promoting technical and operations standards for the communications and related information technologies industry worldwide using a pragmatic, flexible and open approach. Participants from more than 350 communications companies are active in ATIS’ 23 industry committees and Incubator Solutions Program. www.atis.org.

Trish Gessner St. Michel ATIS +1 (202) 434-8851

POSDATA and ArrayComm Partner For WiBRO/Mobile WiMAX

802.16e Range, Capacity, Coverage Improvements Targeted

Jul 7, 2005 – BUNDANG, Korea and SAN JOSE, California

POSDATA and ArrayComm today announced an agreement to incorporate ArrayComm’s smart antenna software into POSDATA’s high performance base station. This combination is expected to yield large improvements in overall system range, capacity, and coverage quality for 802.16e networks, offering WiBRO and Mobile WiMAX users higher data rates over wider areas. The parties also agreed to closely collaborate on marketing and cooperate to harmonize standards. 

System development is being jointly performed by POSDATA’s Korean and US R&D groups in conjunction with ArrayComm’s R&D team. Work for WiBRO has already commenced and availability is planned for fourth quarter of 2005. Commercial availability for Mobile WiMAX will follow. 

WiMAX technology, based on the 802.16e standard, is designed to help service providers across global markets deliver economical broadband data, voice, and video services to both residential and business customers. WiBRO, a Korean based standard, and Mobile WiMAX, its international counterpart, are subsets of 802.16e, and designed for mobile applications. 

“Our vision and focus is to provide end-to-end, all-IP, mobile broadband systems to Service Providers that fit into their business models,” said Byung-Chang Yoo, POSDATA’s CEO. “POSDATA’s mobile systems were designed from the ground up based on the 802.16e standard; therefore, the systems are not constrained by existing fixed wireless access or conventional cellular technologies. By partnering with ArrayComm, POSDATA can offer the first WiBRO and Mobile WiMAX systems with field-proven smart antenna technology.” 

POSDATA’s all-IP, mobile broadband systems include WiBRO and Mobile WiMAX standards-based Base Stations, Access Control Routers, and terminal devices. This Radio Access Network complements POSDATA’s long history of IP-based System Integration, Network Integration, and application development to provide total mobile broadband solutions to Service Providers worldwide. 

“We are very pleased to have this opportunity to work with a world class organization such as POSDATA,” said Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s Executive Chairman. “Korea is truly pioneering the deployment of mobile broadband networks and the POSDATA team has very quickly established themselves as a leader. We look forward to working closely with them to build the market for WiBRO and WiMAX systems in Korea and worldwide.” 

ArrayComm’s smart antenna solutions, operating today in over 250,000 commercial base stations in several wireless protocols, are field-proven to reduce interference and increase coverage in multi-cell networks, significantly improving operator economics and end-user experiences. ArrayComm solutions are designed to include the full range of MIMO, AAS, and client-device smart antenna architectures. 

About POSDATA

POSDATA, founded in 1989, is one of the largest System Integrators in Korea and is a leader in WiBRO and Mobile WiMAX products and technology. With R&D centers in the US and Korea, POSDATA is very active in developing core OFDMA technology, creating mobile broadband products, and supporting trials for Service Providers inside and outside of Korea based on the IEEE 802.16e standard. For more information, please contact mschy@posdata-usa.com.

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, founded in 1992, is the recognized leader in smart antenna solutions for mobile broadband and cellular wireless systems. ArrayComm’s technology can deliver large gains in the coverage and capacity of any wireless communications system (other applications to date include PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and the iBurst™ broadband wireless system). More than 250,000 base stations in commercial service worldwide are equipped with ArrayComm software. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

POSDATA is a registered trademark POSDATA Co, LTD. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

ArrayComm is a registered trademark and iBurst is a trademark of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

Steven Glapa ArrayComm, Inc. +1 (408) 952-1958

ArrayComm Announces Support for the WiMAX Forum

Jun 30, 2005 – SAN JOSE, California

ArrayComm, the wireless industry’s leading source of smart antenna solutions, today announced that it joined the WiMAX Forum™, the industry organization that promotes the interoperability and certification of broadband wireless products based on the IEEE 802.16 standard.

ArrayComm’s smart antenna solutions, operating today in over 250,000 commercial base stations in several wireless protocols, are field-proven to reduce interference and increase coverage in multi-cell networks, significantly improving operator economics and end-user experiences. ArrayComm’s smart antenna implementations for WiMAX base stations and client devices yield 2x range and 4x capacity improvements over baseline 802.16e equipment. In addition to participating in the WiMAX Forum, ArrayComm is actively involved with the IEEE 802.16 standards effort. Several equipment manufacturers are now using ArrayComm smart antenna solutions to enhance the performance of their WiMAX base stations and client devices. ArrayComm solutions are tailored to meet specific manufacturer and operator business strategy and application needs and are designed to include the full range of MIMO, AAS, and client-device smart antenna architectures.

The WiMAX Forum is striving to create economies of scale made possible by standards-based, interoperable products that drive price and performance levels not achievable by proprietary approaches. WiMAX technology is designed to help service providers across global markets deliver economical broadband data, voice, and video services to both residential and business customers.

“We are pleased to be a member of the WiMAX Forum,” said Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s Executive Chairman. “The Forum is essential to the development of the WiMAX market, as smart antennas are essential to the WiMAX business case. ArrayComm’s real-world experience in broadband wireless operator economics will help us make a substantive contribution to the success of the standard.”

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, founded in 1992, is the recognized leader in smart antenna solutions for mobile broadband and cellular wireless systems. ArrayComm’s technology can deliver large gains in the coverage and capacity of any wireless communications system (other applications to date include PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and the iBurst™ broadband wireless system). More than 250,000 base stations in commercial service worldwide are equipped with ArrayComm software. For more information, please visit www.arraycomm.com.

About the WiMAX Forum

The WiMAX Forum is an industry-led, non-profit corporation formed to promote and certify the compatibility and interoperability of broadband wireless products using the IEEE 802.16 and ETSI HiperMAN wireless MAN specifications. The forum’s goal is to accelerate the introduction of these devices into the marketplace. WiMAX Forum Certified™ products will be fully interoperable and support Metropolitan Broadband Fixed, Portable and Mobile Applications. For more information about the WiMAX Forum and its activities, please visitwww.WiMAXForum.org.

WiMAX Forum and WiMAX Forum Certified are registered trademarks of the WiMAX Forum.

ArrayComm is a registered trademark and iBurst is a trademark of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

Steven Glapa, ArrayComm LLC +1 (408) 952-1958 sglapa@arraycomm.com

ArrayComm and Intel Collaborate to Bring the Benefits of Smart Antenna Technology to WiMAX

Jun 6, 2005 – SAN JOSE, California

 ArrayComm, the wireless industry’s leading source of smart antenna technologies, today announced that Martin Cooper will deliver a keynote speech at the Wireless World Research Forum in San Diego, California. The topic of Mr. Cooper’s speech will be “Future Mobile Device Enablers”.

The Wireless World Research Forum will be held on July 7-8 and is being hosted by Intel and LG Electronics. The two-day program will include a mix of plenary, Working Group/Special Interest Group sessions, and a General Assembly (for Forum members only). Mr. Cooper is scheduled to address the group on the morning of July 8. His speech will cover the changing landscape of the wireless industry and the impact that new technologies and new business models will have on that landscape.

The Wireless World Research Forum (WWRF) is a global organization, founded in August 2001 to identify and scope research issues relevant to future mobile and wireless communications, including pre-regulatory impact assessments. The WWRF provides a global platform for exchange of views to initiate global cooperation towards systems beyond 3G. Current WWRF members include Alcatel, Ericsson, France Telecom, IBM, Lucent, Motorola, Nokia, Nortel Networks, Samsung, Siemens, Telefonica and Vodafone.

“I am very pleased to have the opportunity to address this distinguished group,” said Martin Cooper, ArrayComm’s executive chairman. “The WWRF contains many of the industry’s leading visionaries, working together to take wireless communications to its next level. This kind of collaboration is one of the key strengths of this industry and one of the factors that make it such a dynamic and exciting field.”

About ArrayComm

ArrayComm LLC, founded in 1992, is the recognized world leader in smart antenna technology for mobile broadband and cellular wireless systems. ArrayComm’s IntelliCell™ technology can deliver large gains in the coverage and capacity of any wireless communications system (other applications to date include WiMAX, PHS, GSM, WLL, WCDMA, and the iBurst™ broadband wireless system). More than 250,000 base stations in commercial service worldwide are equipped with IntelliCell technology. For more information, please visitarraycomm.com.

About the Wireless World Research Forum

The Wireless World Research Forum was founded jointly by Alcatel, Ericsson, Nokia and Siemens. The forum deals with the definition of research directions into the Wireless World, i.e., wireless communication beyond the third generation. The objectives of the forum are to contribute to a common and comprehensive vision for the Wireless World by concentrating on the definition of the required research, including investigations of pre-regulatory impact. It will also provide a platform for an in-depth discussion of research results and their implications on spectrum and regulatory issues. It is intended that the forum’s activities constructively contribute to the work of the UMTS Forum, ETSI, 3GPP, IETF, ITU, and other relevant bodies. The forum invites a worldwide participation and is open to all interested parties. Members include manufacturers (IBM, Lucent, Motorola, Nortel Networks, Samsung), network operators/service providers (France Telecom, Telefonica, Vodafone), R&D centers, universities and small and medium enterprises. Additional information on the next WWRF conference can be found at their site.

ArrayComm is a registered trademark, and iBurst and IntelliCell are trademarks of ArrayComm LLC. Other names are registered trademarks or trademarks of their respective holders.

Steven Glapa, ArrayComm LLC +1 (408) 952-1958 sglapa@arraycomm.com