Cavium announces complete TD-LTE support for OCTEON Fusion

New Update

SAN JOSE, USA: Cavium Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor products that enable intelligent processing for enterprise, data center, wired and wireless networking, announced a software stack update that adds support for TD-LTE on its OCTEON Fusion family of SoCs (System-on-Chip).


Cavium's TD-LTE software stack option allows small cell manufacturers to deliver both FDD and TDD-enabled products using the same OCTEON Fusion processors.

Operators in China and India, homes to over 2 billion potential mobile data consumers, use TDD spectrum extensively and are preparing to introduce large scale TD-LTE deployments over the next 1 to 2 years. Operators in other global markets, where TDD makes up a significant percentage of their LTE spectrum, also have announced plans to add TD-LTE services.

Cavium is unique in offering feature-rich small cell solutions which include manufacturable hardware designs and fully integrated PHY, L2/L3 stack and management software, enabling manufacturers to quickly bring commercial base station products to market.

The OCTEON Fusion TD-LTE stack enhancement initially targets 3GPP Release 9, supports up to 128 simultaneous users and 20MHz channel bandwidth. This functionality aligns with the requirements specified for the dense urban deployment market segment.