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Freescale to showcase advanced embedded processing solutions at IEC's Broadband World Forum Europe

MSC8156 multicore DSP named a finalist for prestigious IEC InfoVision award

PARIS (Broadband World Forum Europe) – Sept. 7, 2009 – Freescale Semiconductor plans a strong presence at the International Engineering Consortium (IEC) Broadband World Forum Europe 2009 with an array of advanced embedded processing solutions for the broadband industry. Freescale plans to demonstrate systems featuring processors built on Power Architecture® and StarCore® technologies, including the MSC8156 multicore DSP, which has been named an IEC InfoVision award finalist.

The IEC Broadband World Forum will be held Sept. 7-9 at the CNIT La Défense in Paris, France. In support of the show's theme of "Delivering the Promise," Freescale plans to demonstrate its latest solutions for mobile broadband, fixed broadband, broadband at home and broadband enablement services. Freescale also plans to participate in "The Future of Mobile Broadband: Coverage vs. Cost" workshop on Monday, Sept. 7 from 10 am – 12:30 pm.

Additionally, Freescale's MSC8156 multicore DSP device is a 2009 finalist in the Enabling Silicon and Component-Level Technologies category for the show's InfoVision Awards, which recognize advances in technologies, applications, products and services judged to be the most unique and beneficial to the information communication technology industry. Winners will be announced at the show on Sept. 7.

The MSC8156 DSP is designed to deliver the performance required for the creation of next-generation broadband wireless infrastructure equipment. The device integrates multi-standard baseband accelerators and combines six 1GHz cores based on Freescale's enhanced SC3850 StarCore DSP core technology. It is one of the industry's first DSPs based on 45-nm process technology, endowing the part with performance, energy efficiency and form factor advantages. It is designed to deliver the flexibility, integration and affordability required to develop base stations for 3G-LTE as well as mainstream and other next-generation wireless standards supporting the 3G-HSPA, TD-SCDMA, WiMAX, TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE standards.

"Freescale is dedicated to helping advance the worldwide broadband industry by providing high-performance, energy-efficient embedded intelligence to the world's top broadband equipment manufacturers," said Preet Virk, director of Freescale's Networking Segment. "This year at the Broadband World Forum, we're showcasing our latest products built on some of our most advanced processing solutions, including 45nm Power Architecture and StarCore technologies, offering industry-leading flexibility and performance."

Freescale technologies set for display at booth #517 include:

  • Multicore content processing and deep packet inspection delivering security features and data stream analysis for network integrity, traffic management and services-based billing.
  • Multi-protocol interworking based on the MPC8569E PowerQUICC® III processor, providing both the performance and flexibility required to support the ATM, TDM and IP backhaul demands of heterogeneous mobile access networks where LTE is deployed alongside 3G and GSM.
  • High-performance control and IP transport solutions based on the P4080 QorIQ™ platform, combining eight high-performance e500mc cores with innovative interconnect, data-path and application acceleration technologies.
  • Low-power solutions based on the MPC8536 PowerQUICC III processor with sophisticated power-saving modes for managing energy consumption in both dynamic and static power states.
  • The MSC8156 multicore DSP delivering industry-leading six gigahertz performance for the mainstream adoption of next-generation wireless standards such as 3G-LTE, WiMAX, HSPA+ and TDD-LTE.
  • A secure gateway solution based on the P2020 dual-core QorIQ processor and VortiQa™ software.

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About IEC and the Broadband World Forum Europe
The IEC is the foremost engineering society dedicated to advancing the electronics industry by facilitating partnership between industry and academia for continuing education, research and service programs. For nearly a decade, IEC's annual Broadband World Forum Europe conference and exhibition has grown significantly, hosting more than 6,000 of the industry's elite and offering a wide range of information and communication technologies topics under the large umbrella of broadband.

About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor is a global leader in the design and manufacture of embedded semiconductors for the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. The privately held company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing or sales operations around the world.

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