3GSM World Congress: Cannes, France - 17 February 2003 - Comsys
Communications & Signal Processing Ltd. (www.comsysmobile.com), a
leader in base-band solutions for emerging cellular standards, and
ParthusCeva, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCVA; LSE: PCV), the leading licensor of
digital signal processors (DSP) and application-specific platform
Intellectual Property (IP), announced today an integrated GSM/GPRS
base-band licensable IP solution based upon ParthusCeva's XpertTeak DSP
platform. Comsys' integrated digital base-band physical layer and software
solution, called Cware™, is founded on ParthusCeva's XpertTeak™, a
licensable DSP platform sub-system for System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs.
Delivered as a pre-integrated and verified solution, it enables OEMs
(Original Equipment Manufacturers) and ODMs (Original Design
Manufacturers) to significantly reduce development time, risk and cost of
GSM/GPRS base-band chips for efficient development of handsets.
Cware is a software-centric GSM/GPRS solution, leveraging the
XpertTeak's advantages in wireless and mobile multimedia processing, plus
the platforms' open architecture and integrated hardware
peripherals/interfaces. Utilizing XpertTeak, Cware's solution enables
customers to concurrently run both base-band processing and multimedia
applications such as MP3, MPEG-4 decoding and polyphonic ring tones - thus
eliminating the need for additional application processor or video decoder
chips. This significantly reduces handset component count to improve the
handset's bill of materials (BOM) and vendor profitability. Cware is
easily adaptable to future standards and provides a migration path to
address the customer's roadmap.
"Cware is an important step for wireless handset developers requiring
an integrated base-band solution for their next generation terminals,"
said Comsys Sales & Marketing EVP, Ronny Gorlicki. "The strength of
ParthusCeva's XpertTeak DSP platform enables us to create a powerful yet
efficient software code while keeping low power consumption and minimal
memory usage, both major advantages to our customers."
"Comsys' position as a leading base-band IP vendor and their strategy
of offering an integrated GSM/GPRS solution based on our DSP architecture
is a further excellent endorsement of ParthusCeva," said Bat-Sheva Ovadia,
ParthusCeva VP Strategic Marketing and Business Development. "Comsys'
software based technologies is an excellent match to our XpertTeak
strategy-a highly integrated, low power based platform, where licensees or
strategic partners can customize to various DSP markets," added Ovadia.
XpertTeak is built on a programmable dual MAC Teak DSP Core, the fourth
generation of SmartCores family.
The development platform that is used for the integration of the Cware
and XpertTeak, as well as other 2.5/3G platforms can be seen at the 3GSM
World Congress, at Comsys booth number D7, Hall 2.
About Comsys Communications & Signal Processing Ltd.
Comsys Communications and Signal Processing Ltd, a privately held
company, is enabling the next generation voice and data over cellular
networks. Comsys develops and integrates baseband solutions for today's
and tomorrow's wireless standards - including: GSM, GPRS, EGPRS (EDGE) and
W-CDMA. Its intelligent base-band processing solutions enable silicon
vendors, handset manufacturers, laptop producers, cellular modules (e.g.
PCMCIA cards) developers and base stations manufacturers to significantly
reduce cost and time to market and create a new horizon for voice and data
over cellular applications.
Founded in 1995, Comsys headquarters and R&D facilities are in
Herzelia, Israel. Please visit our website at: http://www.comsysmobile.com/
About ParthusCeva, Inc.
Further information about ParthusCeva
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