StarPro Media And Baseband Processors Introduced By LSI

LSI Corporation today introduced the SP2704 and SP2716
StarPro multicore media and baseband processors, building on the
success of the award-winning LSI SP2600 processor. Based on a new,
higher-performance version of the LSI StarCore digital signal
processor core, the four-core SP2704 and sixteen-core SP2716 can
scale to more than 3,000 simultaneous media gateway channels. The new
processors also provide more than twice the processing capacity and
consume less power than competitive DSP architectures.

"The continued proliferation of new video services and advanced 3G
and 4G wireless networks requires higher-performing and more efficient
DSP processors," said Linley Gwennap, principal analyst with The Linley
Group. "These third-generation StarPro processors will enable OEMs to
develop higher-density, more energy-efficient wireless gateways and base

Scalable up to sixteen cores, the new devices provide a single
platform for a wide range of applications from enterprise to
carrier-class media gateways and wireless base stations. All StarPro
media and baseband processors are equipped with embedded CPUs,
integrated high-density memory which eliminates the need for external
memory in many applications, and carrier-class packet-processing engines
that support advanced quality of service (QoS) and traffic management.
Through software compatibility with previous-generation SP2600 family
processors, the SP2700 family provides a seamless migration from current
LSI media and baseband processor designs.

"Wireless operators need powerful, highly scalable solutions to
handle the exploding demand for broadband, real-time video services,"
said Jon Devlin, DSP product line director, Networking Components
Division, LSI. "The StarPro SP2704 and SP2716 enable networking and
telecommunications OEMs to build and deploy high-capacity, media-rich,
any-to-any wireless services across the network with minimum cost and

All LSI StarPro media processors feature low-power process technology
and advanced packaging technology. They are shipped with a
comprehensive software development environment and an industry-leading
suite of proven DSP software including audio, data and video codecs that
are compliant with SVC, H.264, H.263 and MPEG-4 protocols.

LSI will showcase these devices in stand AV64 at the GSMA Mobile
World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, February 15 to 18. The LSI stand is
located midway along the Avenue near the crosswalk between the Courtyard
and Hall 8 of the exhibition.

The LSI SP2704 and SP2716 are expected to sample to customers in
February, 2010. As part of a comprehensive Multicore Done Right
approach, the new LSI networking portfolio provides best-in-class
solutions for wireless infrastructure.


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