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GreaseWD40   Thursday, 04/14/11 08:29:48 AM
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Airspan Networks Upgrades 4G LTE Base Stations to NetLogic Microsystems’ Industry-Leading XLP® Multi-Core Processors
April 13, 2011 08:00 AM

BOCA RATON, Fla. & SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Airspan Networks Inc., a leading provider of broadband wireless access networks, and NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. [NASDAQ:NETL], a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions for next-generation Internet networks, today announced that Airspan Networks is upgrading its 4G LTE base stations to NetLogic Microsystems’ best-in-class XLP316L multi-core processors. Airspan has selected the industry-leading XLP® multi-core, multi-threaded processors to power and boost the performance for its next-generation Air4G family of 4G LTE base stations.

The global deployment of LTE mobile services is driving a dramatic increase in performance requirements for base station processors. NetLogic Microsystems’ innovative XLP316L processor is ideally suited to address the dramatic performance requirements of LTE base stations by combining the powerful XLP processor core featuring quad-issue, quad-threading and superscalar out-of-order execution with a high-performance floating point unit and a low latency tri-level cache architecture to deliver significant data plane and control plane performance.

“We are pleased to have selected NetLogic Microsystems for our Air4G family of LTE eNodeB products to achieve higher throughput, higher capacity and better use of the spectrum,” said Uzi Shalev, Chief Operating Officer at Airspan Networks. “Because of its breakthrough architecture and advanced 40nm technology, NetLogic Microsystems’ best-in-class XLP multi-core, multi-threaded processor delivers unmatched LTE control and data plane performance in a variety of 4G environments. We have consistently observed dramatic performance gains for the XLP processor across a wide range of our LTE and LTE-A benchmarks.”

Airspan’s Air4G base station is optimized to provide the highest quality, capacity and range on a network by integrating advanced capabilities such as MIMO and advanced Frequency Domain Scheduling. These capabilities enable higher throughput and capacity and better use of the spectrum which all translate to an improved user experience at a lower operator cost. It is available with two to four transmitters and two to four receivers and can be deployed with a remote radio head (RRH). The Air4G products operate in the 700 MHz, 1.4 GHz, 2.3-2.7 GHz and 3.3-3.8 GHz bands.

“We congratulate Airspan on upgrading their innovative Air4G base stations with higher performance and functionality while reducing the power profile to address next-generation 4G LTE network requirements,” said Chris O’Reilly, vice president of marketing at NetLogic Microsystems. “Airspan is clearly pushing the envelope on technical excellence by taking full advantage of our quad-issue, quad-threaded and superscalar out-of-order processor architecture to complement Airspan’s strong systems and software technologies.”

NetLogic Microsystems’ XLP316L multi-core processor integrates 16 NXCPUs™ capable of operating at up to 2.0 GHz. Manufactured in the advanced 40 nm process node, the XLP316L processor is designed to offer unparalleled performance of 20 Gbps and 30 million packets-per-second (Mpps) for converged data plane and control plane processing in LTE and LTE-Advanced base stations. The XLP316L multi-core processor integrates advanced wireless security technologies to support SNOW3G and KASUMI protocols, multiple lanes of Serial Rapid I/O (SRIO) interfaces, and IEEE 1588v2 hardware time stamping for Ethernet backhaul timing synchronization. In addition, the 16 NXCPUs are fully cache and memory coherent for software applications to seamlessly run in Symmetric Multi Processing (SMP) or Asymmetric Multi Processing (AMP) modes. The unique combination of superior processor cores and scalability to 16 NXCPUs makes the XLP316L the industry's highest performance multi-core communications processor for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) developing next-generation LTE mobile infrastructure.

About NetLogic Microsystems

NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:NETL) is a worldwide leader in high-performance intelligent semiconductor solutions that are powering next-generation Internet networks. NetLogic Microsystems’ best-in-class products perform highly differentiated tasks of accelerating complex network traffic to significantly enhance the performance and functionality of advanced 3G/4G mobile wireless infrastructure, data center, enterprise, metro Ethernet, edge and core infrastructure networks. NetLogic Microsystems’ market-leading product portfolio includes high-performance multi-core processors, knowledge-based processors, content processors, network search engines, ultra low-power embedded processors and high-speed 10/40/100 Gigabit Ethernet PHY solutions. These products are designed into high-performance systems such as switches, routers, wireless base stations, security appliances, networked storage appliances, service gateways and connected media devices offered by leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). NetLogic Microsystems is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, and has offices and design centers throughout North America, Asia and Europe. For more information about products offered by NetLogic Microsystems, call +1-408-454-3000 or visit the NetLogic Microsystems Web site at .

About Airspan Networks Inc.

Airspan (OTC Markets:AIRO) is a leading 4G wireless solution provider. With over 500 customers in over 100 countries and as a top vendor for carrier-class broadband wireless solutions, Airspan is recognized as a leader and pioneer in 4G and broadband wireless technologies. Providing an expansive product portfolio, Airspan offers customers the widest selection of 4G products in the industry with an unsurpassed level of technology to benefit their business case. Airspan has 4G WiMAX and LTE solutions spanning the 700 MHz to 6 GHz frequency bands. .

NetLogic Microsystems and the NetLogic Microsystems logo, Putting Intelligence in the Network, XLP and NXCPU are trademarks or registered trademarks of NetLogic Microsystems, Inc. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


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