Wintegra Launches Single Chip Processor Solution for 3G Wireless Infrastructure

BARCELONA, SPAIN -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Feb 13, 2006 -- 3GSM Congress -- Wintegra Inc., a fabless semiconductor company focused on the access infrastructure market, today announced the general availability of the W-Series single chip multi-protocol access processor for 3G infrastructure applications. At the same time the company has announced an agreement with TD Tech (the joint venture between Siemens and Huawei) of Beijing, China, under which it is supplying W-Series devices for use in TD Tech's TD-SCDMA systems.

The W-Series devices provide a function-optimized, multi-protocol processing element to meet the needs of 3GPP release 4, 5 and 6 Iub transport interfaces in micro, macro and pico basestation (BTS) products. These new devices utilize Wintegra's internal packet processing engines and its proprietary hardware architecture, which features modified symmetric multi-processors, to provide performance across a wide range of wireless systems.

The W-Series is a single chip solution, integrating the interfaces required for either end of the transport link, and connecting the BTS with the Basestation Controller (BSC). On-chip time division multiplexed (TDM), UTOPIA/POS, and Ethernet interfaces are all included, allowing direct connection to any ATM, IMA or IP transport. The W-Series processors can also support SDH/SONET channelized interfaces as required by the 3GPP standards. With these on-chip interfaces, scalable performance, plus ease of programming provided by WinPath, manufacturers have a new platform on which they can design and develop OBSAI and CPRI compliant Node B designs.

Numerous manufacturers are already designing with Wintegra's WinPath access processor family, which has now been extended with the introduction of W-Series devices such as the Win717W6. These processors have been selected by several of the leading equipment manufacturers in their latest designs for 3G in Europe, the Far East, North America and South America. Wintegra plans to continue the evolution of the WinPath roadmap, and to offer solutions to cover the needs of CPRI and OBSAI based Node B designs, as well as ATCA/AMC based RNC and MG equipment.

"Utilizing WinPath technology (especially the software provided from Wintegra) has enabled TD-Tech to realize a complex, scalable design very quickly," said Mr. Zhang Shaojing, R&D Director, TD Tech. "The breadth of support provided by the WinPath devices, along with its associated datapath software and API, has allowed us to meet the needs of our design as well as providing us with a scalable platform to build standards compliant future designs. The functionality provided by the WinPath W-Series matches our needs very closely."

"The WinPath range of highly integrated Access Packet Processors gives us an ideal platform to deliver the performance requirements and flexibility of designs required in the Iub transport interface," added Dr. Xiao Lei, Node B Project Leader, TD Tech.

About Wintegra's W-Series

The W-Series processors provide a mix of interfaces for all the necessary on-chip Iub transport connectivity, 8 or 16 E1/T1 interfaces (through external PHY), 1 or 2 multi-PHY UTOPIA/POS L2 ports, multiple 10/100/1000 Ethernets, and the ability to handle up to 84/63 T1/E1 (STM-1/OC-3) channelized support.

--  Well suited for incorporation on customer proprietary form factors or
    PMC/AMC standardized form factor
--  Supported by comprehensive development environment
--  Provisions for scalable control path and datapath processing
--  Market leading data path protocol support including:
    --   PPP-Mux
    --   AAL2 to IP Interworking (CPS and SSSAR)
    --   Header Compression (RFC 2507/2508/2509)
    --   PWE3, TDMoIP, SAToP support
    --   ATM-4.1 traffic management, OAM and PM feature support
    --   Multi-field, multi-layer deep packet classification
--  Validated RTOS support for VxWorks and Linux
--  Available now
About Wintegra, Inc.

Founded in January 2000, Wintegra is a fabless semiconductor company that enables communications companies to build the next generation of access networks. Its WinPath access packet processor family is used by many large telecom and networking equipment manufacturers around the world in a wide range of communications equipment that allows service providers to deploy the latest voice, video, data and wireless services to their end customers. Wintegra first sampled WinPath access packet processors in 2001, has been shipping them into production equipment since 2002, and first announced profitability in 2005.

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