Signalion acquires Dresden Silicon's multi-processor technology for its 3GPP-LTE-test systems
With its SORBAS platform Signalion provides a first-time test solution for LTE-basestations. The SORBAS LTE Test-UE (user equipment) enables base station developers to test their designs in an early design stage in which the 3GPP-LTE standard is not finalized yet. One key feature of this test solution is the ability to simulate the behaviour of multiple independent users with a single test system. Such multi-UE functionality is needed for very important load and stress tests of wireless infrastructure for 3GPP-LTE. By enabling scalable, efficient, and flexible signal processing solutions, Dresden Silicon’s technology will further strengthen Signalion's ability to support highly complex multi-UE test scenarios with the SORBAS test-UE solution.
"LTE-Test systems with multi-UE functionality pose new challenges on scalability and reliability.
Our flexible multi-processor technology, along with the team's solid know-how, gives Signalion exclusive access to a unique methodology for the design of compute-intense software and systems," said Patrick Herhold, CEO of Dresden Silicon.
“Beside traditional functional tests, load and stress tests are very important for the base station development. The requirements set by the 3GPP-LTE standard on the respective test solutions call for new approaches to the flexible partitioning and sharing of the processing load between multiple processors. The acquisition of Dresden Silicon’s multi-processor technology by Signalion enables a uniquely flexible and cost efficient multi-UE functionality for our base station test products.” said Tim Hentschel, CEO of Signalion.
Both Signalion and Dresden Silicon are located in Dresden, a city that uniquely combines an 800-year historic, baroque background with the pulsing high-tech multi-billion Euro semiconductor businesses that have turned the region into Europe's number one silicon site.
3GPP-LTE, a cellular standard currently standardized as the successor of current UMTS technology, will be able to transfer data at a peak rate of 100 megabits per second. This new technology for cellular network access will enhance the current standard based on spread spectrum technology with OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing) technology and will coexist with 2G and 3G networks. 3GPP-LTE radio networks are expected to be ready for the market by 2010. The new standard ensures the long-term competitiveness of UMTS. It will enable new services such as high speed mobile internet everywhere and the delivery of high-definition videos to mobile devices.
Silicon Founded in 2005, Dresden Silicon leveraged extensive experience in embedded systems design and programming models to create a simple, scalable and efficient programming and processing model for compute-intense applications of multi-processor systems.
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Signalion is an established provider of air-interface diagnostics solutions for 3GPP-LTE. Having introduced the first LTE test-UE to the market Signalion is a pioneer in providing new features and solutions in the context of LTE infrastructure testing.
The company combines the unique experience of many years of wireless research, algorithm implementation, and leading edge wireless system development.
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