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New software lib meets mobile WiMAX standards

Posted: 17 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Texas Instruments? mobile WiMAX? 802.16e? Certification Library? Wave 2?

Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) expanded its WiMAX infrastructure solutions with its WiMAX Forum 802.16e Wave 1 Certification Library that meets mobile WiMAX standards.

The library has all core signal processing and permutation functions required to build a Wave 1 compliant solution. It is also equipped with Wave 2 permutation functions for speedy adoption of advanced multi-antenna signal processing features such as MIMO and beamforming, both defined as part of the WiMAX Forum Wave 2 feature set. The software library is a key component of its 1GHz, DSP-based wireless infrastructure solution supporting the evolution of the mobile WiMAX standard.

According to TI, the WiMAX software library allows easy integration into OEM products and service provider networks. The rigorous testing and responsive customer support of this library is claimed to drastically reduce internal development costs of equipment manufacturers.

The targeted processor for this code is the TMS320TCI6482 DSP, which provides OEMs the power and flexibility to develop a customized platform specific to their system requirements.

Meets 802.16e certification
The software library can be easily customized and upgraded to support added functionalities and meet future 802.16e certification requirements. With integrated Wave 2 permutation schemes in the first release of the library, the software enables immediate differentiation of wireless applications with enhanced features and components.

The five wave requirements established by the WiMAX Forum define a rigorous certification process, with interoperability testing labs demonstrating compliance among service and solutions providers and ultimately providing feature-rich, high-speed broadband wireless access via WiMAX.

"Our mobile WiMAX software development is directly linked to the activity and requirements of the WiMAX Forum and 802.16e standard. We continue to monitor the standard and update our software according to any changes or modifications that may arise in the corrigendum," said Arnon Friedmann, communications infrastructure software manager of TI.

"The delivery of high-quality, carrier grade software is a critical component in our overall wireless strategy allowing our customers to focus on their own differentiating features since the basic signal processing functions are provided by TI. This is achieved by providing a flexible software library allowing our customers to easily integrate their unique components and intellectual property into the overall system," Friedmann added.




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