Networks Chooses Fujitsu System-on-Chip for its WiMAX Systems
Aperto Deploys Fujitsu Silicon for Base Stations,
Business-grade Subscriber Units
Broadband Wireless World Forum 2005, Las Vegas, Nev. - April 21, 2005
- Aperto Networks, a leading WiMAX multiservice systems provider, and
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), a leading provider of
robust wireline and wireless solutions that boost next-generation
communications networks in North America, today announced the results
of their collaboration to test and integrate the Fujitsu MB87M3400
System-on-Chip (SoC) into Aperto's WiMAX systems development. Aperto
has selected Fujitsu's SoC as the standard silicon for its PacketWave®
base station systems and high-end series of business-grade customer
"We have tremendous confidence in Fujitsu's WiMAX silicon technology,"
stated Aperto CEO Reza Ahy. "Our team has worked with Fujitsu, its SoC
emulation platform and reference design for many months, and with
engineering samples since the first quarter of 2005. These have
fulfilled all critical performance aspects needed for WiMAX
certification of our systems and tight integration with the Aperto
Media Access Control and patented ServiceQ™ (Quality of Service) and
OptimaLink™ (link optimization) features.
"The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC's performance, availability and economics
address our market requirements, and carriers are extremely pleased
with Aperto's base station systems, which incorporate this
technology," he continued. "The accelerated availability of the SoC is
critical for our milestones, and multiple carrier field trials have
been planned with our WiMAX systems using the Fujitsu chip."
Aperto and Fujitsu have moved quickly on pre-certification testing of
all system functionalities, and are well on-track for the WiMAX Forum™
July 2005 early-stage Plugfest and tests at the WiMAX Forum
certification lab CETECOM in Malaga, Spain.
"The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC architecture is highly synergistic with Aperto
Networks' outstanding systems advantages in Quality of Service, with
the ability to deliver multiple service flows simultaneously," stated
Keith Horn, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Fujitsu
Microelectronics America. "Our collaboration has validated this
performance advantage, as well as the benefits of Fujitsu's footprint,
processing power and power optimization, extended reach in NLOS
environments and superior operation in full-duplex mode. These aspects
are mission-critical to Aperto's success in the broadband wireless
market, and they will help to preserve and extend Aperto's leadership
in IP-rich systems functionality."
Aperto Networks will join the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC press conference at
Broadband Wireless World Forum on April 21, 2005. The event will take
place in the Genoa Room in Caesar's Palace, from 12:45 to 1:45pm. The
two companies will demonstrate the integration of their technologies
featuring simultaneous Internet access and video streaming at the
Aperto booth (#211) and Fujitsu booth (#204).