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picoChip and Wintegra technology is ‘golden basestation’ at WiMAX World 2008
Company provides standard in WiMAX CPE shootout; 4G network architecture is key theme

Bath, UK, 23 September 2008 – picoChip and Wintegra have announced that their technology will be used as the independent reference basestation equipment for this year’s WiMAX World Low Power CPE Chipset Shootout. At the Shootout, organized and moderated by WiMAX20/20, different client chipsets will be challenged to demonstrate performance and battery life whilst interoperating with the ‘golden basestation’.

As well as enabling the Shootout, on its booth (#316) picoChip will be demonstrating its industry-standard PC8532 basestation reference design, the first such product to fully support WiMAX IO-MIMO. The programmable PC8532 has demonstrated compatibility between systems running WiMAX Forum Certified™ 16d, 16e SISO, and 16e MIMO. picoChip's technology will also be on show at Wintegra's booth (#730) within a fully-functional demonstration system that includes the WiChorus intelligent ASN gateway.
Also on show will be the company’s LTE reference designs. Developed together with Wintegra and mimoOn, the systems build on common hardware platform with the company’s WiMAX designs, spanning the entire range of eNodeBs, from femtocells to complex multi-carrier macrocells.

In the conference hall, picoChip’s VP of marketing, Rupert Baines, will present at the 4G Executive Summit on the use of femtocells in a 4G network (30th September, 3:45pm) and speak on the role of femtocells in multi-hop relays (1st October, 5pm). picoChip’s WiMAX and LTE product manager, Paul Neil, will also take to the stage at the Solutions Theatre to discuss eNodeB and how to supercharge femtocell performance (1st October, 3:30pm).

Speaking about the Shootout event, taking place on the 2nd October, Rupert Baines observed that the availability of attractive user equipment is key to the success of WiMAX. “And this means low power needs to be addressed. Our ability to deliver true MIMO has meant we’ve been selected as the reference standard in the shootout tests. For us, it’s a great endorsement of our technology and it will be interesting to see how the power issue has been addressed.”

As the industry-standard for WiMAX basestations, with the most advanced feature set, standards compliance and interoperability, picoChip’s products are used by AT4 Wireless, the official certification authority of WiMAX Forum, for their Protocol Conformance Tester.

picoChip is the only semiconductor company focused solely on wireless infrastructure, and provides baseband solutions to address the key challenges of cost, development time and flexibility for the next generation of wireless systems. The company’s multi-core processors deliver a world-beating price/performance combination. picoChip is the industry standard architecture for WiMAX basestations, and is the leading supplier for the new wave of femtocells, with support for for HSPA, WiMAX, LTE, TD-SCDMA, cdma2000/EvDO and GSM/GPRS/EDGE. The company’s products scale from femtocell access points to picocells and sophisticated multi-sector carrier macrocells.


Editor's Note: picoArray is a registered trademark of picoChip. All other trademarks and servicemarks are the property of their respective owners.

Media Contact:

Oliver Davies, Publitek Limited, 18 Brock Street, Bath, BA1 2LW, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1225 470 000 E-mail:
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Company Contact:

Rupert Baines, picoChip Designs Limited, Riverside Buildings,
108 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1225 469 744 E-mail:
Fax: +44 (0)1225 469 767 Web:

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 UMTS (including HSDPA), TD-SCDMA, LTE and WiMAX (802.16d upgradeable to 802.16e).

Publisher Contact Information:

picoChip Designs Limited
+44 (0)1225 469 744

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