SAI Technology Announces Complete Software Platforms for LTE/Wi-Fi Mobile Access and SDN Cloud Infrastructure
LAS VEGAS, NV – May 07th, 2013 – (PR.com)– INTEROP
SAI Technology, Inc., a leading LTE, Wi-Fi, Mobile SDN and Cloud RAN technologies company, today announced its LTE Advanced Software solutions (PHY Layer L1, L2 & L3) running on the Marvell® ARMADA® XP multi-core cloud processor SoC platform. The companies will demonstrate Mobile SDN and Cloud RAN, including LTE UE, eNB, Wi-Fi access points and complete EPC core end-to-end capabilities that are fully compliant with the latest 3GPP LTE-A Release 10 compliant solutions standards at Interop. The event will be held May 6 -10 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.
SAI now enables LTE Advanced distributed mobile SDN and cloud RAN capabilities, including support for Cloud UE devices, CPE, 802.11ac Access Points (APs), and Packet Gateways running on all ARM-based compute and storage solutions. The result is a lower TCO than x86 based solutions, while enabling a next-generation user experience and real-time video applications. SAI provides LTE Advanced solutions to end customers in various vertical market segments with customization support.
Marvell’s software defined storage, networking, compute and mobility solutions powered by SAI software constitute complete ARM-based platform offerings. The ARMADA XP cloud processors platform, powered by SAI Technology, enables end-to-end LTE solutions that include Enhanced Packet Core (EPC), eNB base stations, Hetranet Access Points and Mobile devices (UE) for many of the Enterprise Mobile Cloud Applications on display at INTEROP. These advanced 4G and 802.11AC solutions enable new business opportunities and the greatest service density available for Enterprise and Carrier OEMs looking to take advantage of Mobile SDN market opportunities.
In addition, the new SAI Wi-Fi 802.11AC product with integrated SAI Control and Provisioning of Wireless Access Points (CAPWAP) demonstrates highly scalable, robust enterprise applications, including high-availability business services and real-time video tele-presence. Marvell and SAI’s platforms include a Wi-Fi 802.11AC integrated router with LTE 4G, enabling carrier-grade high availability, robust products and utilize eighth-generation Marvell Ethernet switching and physical layer. ARMADA XP multi-core CPUs, integrated with SAI’s system software solution enable new markets and business opportunities for NAS, edge access and cloud device segments.
“I'm very much honored that Marvell's successful collaboration on SAI’s end-to-end LTE platform solutions for 4G Infrastructure and Wi-Fi 11AC has enabled new business opportunities in the SDN storage, networking and compute for mobile enterprise and carrier access in cloud and infrastructure markets. We’re pleased with our strategic partnership in that it demonstrates a comprehensive ARM-based mobile and cloud experience,” said Ramesh Sivakolundu, vice president and general manager, Connectivity, Servers, Infrastructure Business Unit (CSIBU) at Marvell Semiconductor, Inc.
"SAI’s LTE mobile infrastructure solutions offer highly scalable and robust performance via Marvell’s ARMADA XP processors and Wi-Fi 11AC devices. SAI’s highly integrated LTE mobile SDN infrastructure solutions and cloud RAN components are optimized for LTE UE, eNB and EPC full-featured L1, L2, L3 software and can run on any Marvell ARM-based hardware platforms, delivering the highest performance, throughput, scalability, robustness, and security. SAI’s LTE UE, eNB and EPC support very high quality multi-HD video streams, with multi-voice sessions and extensive data traffic, all seamlessly delivered at the network level, and demonstrate carrier/enterprise scale, commercial grade software quality," said Dr. Venkat Rayapati, SAI’s founder and CEO of SAI. “A fully integrated software solution provides our customers with a significant time-to-market advantage, a 30 percent development cost reduction and a decrease in operational costs by 25 percent, thereby providing vendors the ultimate choice, flexibility and differentiation.”
About SAI Technology, Inc.:
SAI Technology, Inc. is a leading worldwide 3G/4G LTE, Wi-Fi, and mobile cloud RAN infrastructure company. Focusing on product technology and design, SAI is the major provider of end-to-end LTE mobile software defined networks (SDNs). Products include LTE SOHO/Business/SMB routers, small cells, Traffic offload devices, backhaul products, M2M and mobile cloud devices. SAI is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and has research and development facilities in the US and India. For more information, please visit http://www.saitechnology.com
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LTE and LTE advanced baseband processing get performance boost from MIPS® multi-threaded cores
Imagination Technologies joins with SAI Technology and Mentor Graphics to demonstrate user equipment reference platforms at Mobile World Congress
MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS, Barcelona, Spain – 25th February 2013 – Imagination Technologies (IMG.L), a leading multimedia, processor, communications and cloud technologies company, announces that its multi-threaded MIPS®* processor cores show significant performance benefits compared to single-threaded platforms for LTE baseband processing in user equipment (UE) such as mobile handsets and tablets. Results were achieved on reference platforms for both LTE and LTE Advanced, which will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress, being held February 25 – 28, in Barcelona, Spain.
Leveraging the power-efficient MIPS multi-threaded cores, Imagination and SAI Technology achieved a performance increase of 45% over a single-threaded platform when executing SAI’s LTE Advanced software stacks on SMP Linux**. As the next major milestone in LTE evolution, LTE Advanced signifies a dramatic increase in network capacity and considerably higher data rates enabling high bandwidth, media-rich services to be delivered to residential and business/enterprise users. Designers of next-generation systems such as picocells, femtocells and advanced handsets can leverage the MIPS-Based™ multi-threaded solution—which supports new LTE Advanced Release 10 features including carrier aggregation, as well as MIMO, EMBMS and Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE)—to build high-performance, low-power products.
Imagination is also teaming up with SAI and Mentor Graphics to create an integrated multi-threaded solution for 4G LTE. The solution will include multi-threaded MIPS processor cores, the popular Mentor Nucleus® VSMP Real Time Operating System (RTOS) and LTE software stacks from SAI that are optimized to take advantage of multi-threading. For LTE systems such as dongles, smartphones, tablets, and high-volume embedded devices within the ‘Internet of Things,’ the MIPS-Based multi-threaded solution can enable designers to build products with advanced real-time capabilities, low power consumption, and high performance.
Both the LTE and LTE Advanced reference platforms highlight the benefits and feasibility of integrating the solution elements into production 4G systems. Imagination’s proven multi-threaded MIPS processors, including the popular MIPS® 34K™ core and the latest generation interAptiv™ multiprocessor, are available for licensing today. Designers can get a head start on creating a broad range of highly performance-efficient LTE systems by leveraging multi-threaded MIPS cores together with SAI’s verified software stacks for LTE and LTE Advanced Systems, as well as industry-standard SMP Linux and Mentor Graphics’ Nucleus RTOS. Companies can also benefit from the scalability of the solutions, leveraging common tools and architecture for development across a wide range of mobile and wireless systems.
Demonstrations at Mobile World Congress
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“We have always understood the unique benefits of hardware multi-threading for mobile and wireless applications. Indeed, that was one of the attractions that MIPS offered Imagination. Thanks to our partnerships with SAI and Mentor, we can now demonstrate how this translates into competitive advantage for LTE systems. These solutions are showpieces for the performance efficiency of the MIPS architecture.”
—Tony King-Smith, EVP marketing, Imagination Technologies
“Embedded developers can achieve gains in system performance at a much lower cost with the combination of Imagination’s multi-threaded MIPS processors, SAI’s LTE protocol stacks, and Mentor’s Nucleus RTOS. We see particularly exciting opportunities for this combined solution as internet connectivity spreads to everyday devices and LTE becomes standard across many embedded IoT devices. With Nucleus, developers can take advantage of advanced power management capabilities from one of the most highly deployed real-time operating systems in the industry.”
—Scot Morrison, general manager of Embedded Runtime Solutions at Mentor Graphics
“As OEMs continuously look for ways to differentiate and get products to market more quickly, we are pleased to work with Imagination and Mentor to show how companies can attain differentiation through the performance and efficiency benefits of multi-threading, and also to deliver proven reference platforms to enable them to quickly create next-generation LTE systems.”
—Dr. Venkat Rayapati, CEO, SAI Technology, Inc.
About the Mentor Nucleus RTOS
Used in more than 2.3 billon mobile handsets, the Mentor® Embedded Nucleus product is a proven, highly efficient, and reliable operating system. The Nucleus RTOS delivers high performance while optimizing resource usage in a single-OS or multi-OS platform. Built with a framework for high efficiency and power management, the Nucleus RTOS is ideal for memory resource-constrained devices and for systems where maximizing cycles-per-watt to conserve power is critical. For further information on the new Nucleus-based technologies, visit the company website at www.mentor.com/nucleus.
About SAI’s LTE and LTE Advanced Protocol Stacks
SAI’s LTE UE and eNB small cell proven and third party IOT tested protocol stacks comply with the latest LTE and LTE Advanced specifications, and are customizable for OEMs’ specific needs. 3GPP compliant stacks are performance optimized for layer 2, layer 3 and application layers, enabling uplink and downlink data rates supporting Cat-1 to Cat-4 and higher. The SAI LTE Protocol Stack Architecture is designed to be modular, scalable and portable to different hardware platforms, and multiple operating systems (Linux, Nucleus, Android, Vx Works) with low CPU utilization and small memory footprint. SAI provides design services and customization for porting, integration, IOT, customization to build LTE products for customers. SAI provides LTE UE and eNB small cell PHY, protocol stacks and radios to enable complete system products.
*MIPS is now part of the Imagination Technologies Group.
**Performance scaling for the UE platform was measured on the miniature LTE-Advanced network test bed by comparing total throughput (uplink plus downlink traffic) on one thread/VPE versus total throughput on 2 threads/VPEs when running the SAI stacks. Traffic was comprised of a mix of video, voice and data as generated by video servers, VoIP phones and network traffic generators.
MIPS, MIPS32, 34K, interAptiv and MIPS-Based are trademarks or registered trademarks in the United States and other countries of Imagination Technologies or its subsidiaries. All other trademarks referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.
About Imagination Technologies
Imagination Technologies - a global leader in multimedia, processor and communication technologies - creates and licenses market-leading processor solutions including graphics, video, vision, CPU & embedded processing, multi-standard communications, cross-platform V.VoIP & VoLTE and cloud connectivity. These silicon and software intellectual property (IP) solutions for systems-on-chip (SoC) are complemented by an extensive portfolio of software, tools and ecosystems. Target markets include mobile phone, connected home consumer, mobile and tablet computing, in-car electronics, networking, telecoms, health, smart energy and connected sensors. Imagination's licensees include many of the world's leading semiconductor manufacturers, network operators and OEM/ODMs. Corporate headquarters are located in the United Kingdom, with sales and R&D offices worldwide. See: www.imgtec.com.
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Tier-1 Customers Selected SAI Technology Production Release 3GPP 9.0 compliant eNB, EPC and UE solutions
SANTA CLARA – February 16th, 2011 – SAI Technology, Inc.
A leader in secure wireless communications technologies for the Worldwide Mobile Wireless market, announced the production release of 3GPP Release 9.0 eNB, ePC and UE solutions to Tier-1 OEM’s this week. SAI Technology is committed to continue the industry leadership in 3GPP eNB Release 10.0 development to support all Tier-1 customers.
Said Dr. Venkat Rayapati, CEO and Founder of SAI Technology
“ Our Software and System Solutions are optimized for performance and feature completeness - and further customizable to OEM specific needs. In doing so, we enable our partners to deliver differentiated solutions to their network equipment provider end-customers that enable them to gain a significant market advantage in technology and time to deployment; often in the range of 30% reduction in system development time with matching development cost reduction. Several Tier-1 customers have selected SAI for their LTE Femto/Pico product needs.”
SAI LTE eNodeB Software:
Comprising of the PHY, MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC, S1AP, X2AP, GTPu, SCTP stacks, all interfaces, and API’s. Key components such as RRM, OAM, UI etc., for building LTE Femtocells, Pico and Macro eNodeB Base Stations are provided. SAI LTE eNodeB Framework (eNB) framework integrates Layer 1 PHY, Layer 2 and 3 and applications and related functionality into a seamless system software package, accelerating and simplifying development of a carrier class eNodeB solution.
SAI LTE eNB Pico Cell/Femto Cell System Platforms support complete 3GPP 9.0 Full feature complaint software system solutions to Tier-1 Customers:
1. LTE eNB full 3GPP Release 9.0 full compliant software integrated on the Free scale processors, TI OMAP processors, Cavium OCTEON processors, and Intel processors.
2. LTE UE full 3GPP Release 9.0 full compliant software integrated on the Cavium dual core processors and/or ARM Cortex based dual processor architectures are supported.
3. SAI provides to customers a complete suite of LTE UE, eNB and EPC test automation frame work, tools, test scripts. SAI provides PIC’s compliance test cases for the UE and eNB.
SAI LTE System Software and System Solutions are optimized and customizable to various chipset solutions. SAI enables partners to deliver differentiated solutions to their network equipment provider customers because SAI delivers custom features beyond the currently supported standard that allows these customers to gain a significant market advantage.
About SAI Technology Inc.
SAI Technology Inc. (SAI), headquartered in Silicon Valley, is a global leader in system technology solutions for the GPS, Wi-Fi, WiMax, TD-SCDMA, LTE and other advanced wireless communications market segments. SAI is a privately held technology company and has development centers in both Santa Clara (USA) and Chennai (India).
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SAI Launches 4G End-to-End LTE UE and LTE eNodeB System Technologies
SANTA CLARA, CA – June 16th, 2009 – SAI Technology Inc.
(SAI), a leading developer of advanced wireless and security technology solutions, announced it has introduced the world’s first complete end-to-end LTE (Long Term Evolution) software protocol stack (PDCP, RLC, RRC, MAC & PHY-MAC API’s) and system infrastructure software that is openly available to customers and development partners.
“Most LTE solutions today have been developed for in-house captive products,” said Dr. Venkat Rayapati (CEO, SAI Technology Inc.). “SAI has been a pioneer in the development of 4G wireless solutions. The launch of our new LTE software protocol stack builds on the strength of our earlier successful launch of the fixed and mobile WiMAX system technology products.”
The 4G wireless market is expected to show dramatic growth in deployments over the next 5 years, primarily due to the consumer’s tremendous appetite for accessing all forms of data “any time” and “any place.” SAI is well positioned to support this growth with its broad portfolio of advanced wireless technology.
SAI ‘s LTE product family is designed for customers and partners developing UE (Handsets, CPE) and eNodeB (Base Station) products or semiconductor solutions for these type of products.
Some of the key differentiating features of SAI’s LTE system technology are:
1. Scalable and dynamically configurable architecture that enables many different hardware platforms that can support a significant growth in subscribers
2. Improved voice quality and enhanced streaming video quality by implementing a superior Quality of Service (QoS) mechanism
3. Increased utilization of precious bandwidth approximately 30%, by implementing an advanced Robust Header Compression (ROHC) technology.
SAI is actively engaged with several customers for its LTE product portfolio.
About SAI Technology Inc.
SAI Technology Inc. (SAI), headquartered in Silicon Valley, is a global leader in system technology solutions for the GPS, Wi-Fi, WiMAX, TD-SCDMA, LTE and other advanced wireless communications market segments. SAI is a privately held technology company and has development centers in both Santa Clara (USA) and Chennai (India).
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