LTE chipmaker Sequans Communications S.A. announced that Askey Computer Corporation, leading provider of wireless communication devices, has selected its Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform to design broadband data devices for the global market.
The first product to be delivered by Askey is an indoor CPE (model number RTL0012W).
“We chose Sequans’ Cassiopeia platform because of its high performance capabilities, including highly flexible carrier aggregation and LTE Cat 4/6 expansion,” said Alan Kao, VP of sales and marketing, Askey. “Cassiopeia gives us the flexibility to design and build CPE with unique features, customized for target markets.”
Askey is using Sequans’ Cassiopeia LTE-Advanced platform, which is compliant with 3GPP Release 10 specifications. Cassiopeia supports highly flexible dual-carrier aggregation that allows the combination of any two carriers of any size up to 20 MHz each, contiguous or non-contiguous, inter-band or intra-band.
Cassiopeia also supports other Release 10 enhancements such as new MIMO schemes, enhanced inter-cell interference coordination (eICIC) schemes for heterogeneous networks (HetNets), and improvements to eMBMS (evolved multimedia broadcast multicast service) or LTE broadcast.
Cassiopeia features Sequans’ advanced receiver technology for improved performance. Cassiopeia can support additional optional features, including envelope tracking and secure boot, at customer request.
Hugues Waldburger, VP of Sequans’ Broadband business unit, said:
“Askey’s new CPE is an elegant, powerful device and we are proud to see Cassiopeia inside. The new Askey CPE is state-of-the-art, providing customers with the latest advances in broadband connectivity, including ultra high throughput.”