Sequans Partners with Hellosoft for WiMAX VOIP CPE Solution
September 15, 2009

SQN1220 SOC Reduces Cost and Speeds Time to Market for OEMs

CHICAGO, 4G WORLD, booth 423 — September 15, 2009 — Sequans Communications, the world’s leading WiMAX chipmaker, has integrated the Hellosoft VOIP media engine into its new generation CPE chip solution, the SQN1220.  The SQN1220 is the second member of Sequans’ SQN1200 series of chips, the first Mobile WiMAX SOCs to integrate baseband and triple-band RF in a single 65nm die.  Sequans’ collaboration with Hellosoft makes WiMAX VOIP CPE easier and quicker to develop at a lower cost, maximizing performance and minimizing time to market for Mobile WiMAX device manufacturers.

“With Hellosoft’s VOIP media engine solution, we are reducing complexity for our customers by offering a pre-integrated, pre-validated VoIP and Mobile WiMAX total solution,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO.  “Adding Hellosoft’s widely accepted and high quality voice capability to our already highly integrated chip underscores our commitment to providing the highest performance at the lowest cost, and to moving WiMAX toward mass market acceptance.”

“Sequans is a major player in WiMAX semiconductor solutions and we are pleased to work with them on this integrated solution,” said Rama Sreeramaneni, GM, VoIP business unit, Hellosoft. “Device manufacturers now have a complete solution that not only provides industry leading WiMAX capability, but also VOIP capability that meets all voice quality standards.”

Hellosoft’s HelloMediaEngine is a highly optimized and field proven solution designed to deliver a top notch voice over IP experience.  It supports a wide range of ITU-T narrow band and wide band speech codecs, and incorporates highly optimized echo canceller and noise canceller. In addition, it provides a well-defined interface for easy integration with SIP signaling stacks, audio/SLIC interfaces and RTP/RTCP stacks.

Sequans’ SQN1220 is based on state-of-the-art 65nm technology and four years of Sequans’ proven field experience.  It delivers dramatically reduced power consumption, size, and cost over previous generation technology.  It includes an embedded network processor for higher processing power as needed for VOIP and CPE applications.  The SQN1220 features Sequans’ patent-pending mimoMAX™ technology that comprises dual transmit channels (2Tx), enabling uplink MIMO, and maximum likelihood MIMO performance for throughput of greater than 40 Mbps with extremely low power consumption. Uplink MIMO can nearly double cell coverage, and the SQN1220’s power consumption is the lowest in the industry at less than 350 mW with fully loaded MIMO traffic.

About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications is the world’s leading WiMAX chipmaker.  Sequans has products that are WiMAX Forum Certified™ for both fixed and Mobile WiMAX, for both base station and subscriber station technology, and is the first and only WiMAX chipmaker to achieve this distinction.  Sequans’ new generation 1200 series of Mobile WiMAX chips are the industry’s most highly integrated solutions, integrating baseband and triple band RF in a single 65 nm die.  Sequans delivers ultra high throughput with ultra low power consumption and 2Tx for uplink MIMO, a feature unique to Sequans that can nearly double cell coverage. www.sequans.com

About Hellosoft
HelloSoft is the world’s leading provider of VoIP and convergence technologies.  The company enables mass deployment of low-cost, power-efficient, full-featured multi-mode wireline and wireless devices through its convergence chip and highly optimized and comprehensive VoIP, IMS, VCC and DSC software products with superior voice quality, QoS, and efficient call/data session switching specifically designed for next generation end-points.  The comprehensive portfolio of award winning products enables OEMs, ODMs and semiconductor manufacturers to deliver convergence products with a short time to market schedule. www.hellosoft.com

Press contact Sequans:  Kimberly Tassin, 206.654.1001, Kimberly@sequans.com

Sequans and mimoMAX are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sequans Communications; all other brand names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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