KeyStone SoCs for next-generation fixed and portable comms solutions

06-03-2015 | Texas Instruments | Semiconductors

Texas Instruments (TI) and LGS Innovations have collaborated on LGS’s next-generation of deployable communications and wireless solutions that are both fixed and portable. By leveraging the combined benefits of the capacity gains and reduced size and power from TI’s KeyStone-based System-on-Chips (SoCs) including the TCI6630K2L, LGS Innovations will be able to deliver manifold performance improvements in their next generation tactical communications solutions, making them significantly differentiated from their competition, says the company. “We are confident that adopting TI’s wireless infrastructure platform, TCI6630K2L, will be a game changer for the needs of the government’s mission critical communications requirements,” said Ted Fidder, CTO, advanced research and technology, LGS Innovations. “By leveraging the programmability of TI’s KeyStone SoCs, we will be able to offer our solutions at a reduced time to market with unprecedented performance and flexibility.” Leveraging TI’s KeyStone SoCs along with the Multicore Software Development Kit (MCSDK) and RF Software Development Kit (RFSDK), LGS Innovations can develop a complete system including features such as CDMA, GSM, WCDMA, 3G, 4G, WiMax and Wi-Fi for government customers. TI’s wireless infrastructure SoCs leverage the fastest dual ARM Cortex-A15 processors and TI’s fixed- and floating-point TMS320C66x digital signal processor (DSP) cores as part of TI’s highly efficient KeyStone SoC architecture. The RFSDK offers integrated RF control functions, which greatly enhance power efficiency. “We are excited to be collaborating with LGS Innovations on their next-generation of portable and fixed communications solutions,” said Robert Ferguson, marketing director and business manager, communications processors, TI. “LGS Innovations is a leading provider of innovative products and solutions to government customers, and has a reputation for solving the most complex challenges facing their customers, which is complemented by our KeyStone SoC.”

By Craig Dyball