LSI is collaborating with Microsemi to lower the costs of mobile backhaul by integrating Microsemi’s IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) into LSI’s Axxia product family of multicore communication processors. The combined platform will enable network OEMs to design solutions with greater performance and interoperability, helping reduce investments and improving time to market.
The explosive growth of the mobile Internet is driving service providers to deploy Ethernet-based backhaul to carry the traffic more cost-effectively. The Axxia product family of multicore communication processors with Microsemi PTP supports legacy and Ethernet-based backhaul, which allows service providers to deploy Ethernet-based backhaul while maintaining existing investments. The combined solution provides real-time integrity, accuracy and synchronization, while lowering capital and operating costs and improving customer experience.
“With mobile data traffic expected to grow more than 70 percent annually, it is critical that wireless system designers have the foundational tools to build more powerful, compact and cost-effective systems to meet their growing networking needs,” said Noy Kucuk, vice president of marketing, Networking Solutions Group, LSI, in a press release. “The integration of the LSI Axxia processor with Microsemi PTP technology ensures next-generation networks can evolve seamlessly to Ethernet-based backhaul.”
“With LSI’s familiar and consistent software architecture and broad networking building blocks that drive performance, LSI Axxia is an ideal networking processor platform for integrating the Microsemi IEEE 1588 PTP solution,” said Maamoun Seido, vice president and business unit manager of Microsemi’s timing products, in a company statement. “The combined LSI and Microsemi solution will significantly advance the deployment of this key synchronization technology within the next generation of mobile networks.”