LSI Introduces New High-Performance StarPro Media and Baseband Processors for Wireless Applications

Advanced asymmetric multicore architecture enables high-density, low-power media gateways and cellular base stations

MILPITAS, Calif., Feb. 10 — (PRNewswire) — LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) 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 (DSP) 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 stations."

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 risk."

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. Additional information on the LSI media and baseband processors can be found on the LSI website at:

About LSI

LSI Corporation (NYSE: LSI) is a leading provider of innovative silicon, systems and software technologies that enable products which seamlessly bring people, information and digital content together. The company offers a broad portfolio of capabilities and services including custom and standard product ICs, adapters, systems and software that are trusted by the world's best known brands to power leading solutions in the Storage and Networking markets. More information is available at

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