Lyrtech aims to revolutionize wireless sector with next-generation tunable RF platform

May 3, 2011

First tunable FMC to support multiple frequency bands and modes

QUEBEC CITY, May 3 /PRNewswire/ – Lyrtech Inc. (Lyrtech) (TSXV: LTK), a worldwide leader in digital signal processing
technologies, announced today the launch of a new FPGA mezzanine card
(FMC): the Radio420X. This new product is a major innovation and
Lyrtech anticipates it to be very successful in the wireless
telecommunications field in such applications as femto and pico base
stations, micro access points, software-defined radio, TV white space
and next-generation Wi-Fi applications, WiMAX, and LTE. Discussions are
already underway with a number of customers worldwide who plan to use
this innovative new solution.

The Radio420X (www.lyrtech.com/products/radio420x.php) is a powerful multimode SDR RF transceiver module that can be used
with any FMC carrier on the market, such as the Xilinx ML605 EVM. It is
designed around the state-of-the-art, multistandard, multiband Lime
Microsystems (www.limemicro.com) LMS6002D integrated RF transceiver. The LMS6002D replaces several
individual transceiver ICs and allows quick and simple reconfiguration,
resulting in considerable reductions in size, time to market, bill of
materials and inventory for OEMs.

“Lyrtech’s multimode SDR FMC is an excellent example of how the unique
frequency agility of the LMS6002D IC enables a truly flexible platform
for wireless design engineers, allowing them to focus on the elements
that add value in their designs,” said Philippe Roux, vice president of
business development at Lime Microsystems. “We are proud that Lime is
powering such an innovative product.”

The Radio420X is completely integrated to Lyrtech’s own Virtex-6 Perseus
advanced mezzanine card (AMC) (www.lyrtech.com/products/perseus_601x.php), making it even simpler to use. The Perseus’ thorough integration to
powerful software design tools should allow users to field applications
incorporating the Radio420X in much less time than with other FMC
carriers. The Radio420X’s front end design and wide RF coverage,
combined with multiple references and synchronization modes makes it
suitable for a large number of narrowband and broadband applications
with excellent channel selectivity.

The FMC’s clock management facility offers low-phase-noise clock
distribution, a PLL core, dividers, dual VCOs, and a jitter cleaner
feature. Combining this facility to a very-low-jitter, 4Ö4 crosspoint
switch makes it possible to generate the variety of clocks necessary to
the Radio420X.

“This configurable radio head FMC is set to revolutionize wireless
telecom development, because of the Lime Microsystems RF IC, the
versatility of VITA 57 FMCs (a widely adopted standard in the wireless
industry), its 0.3-3.0 GHz tunable frequency and its 1.5-28.0 MHz
bandwidth coverage,” said Martin Turgeon, product line manager at
Lyrtech. “The way the card is integrated to our Perseus AMC is also a
great plus for developers, who don’t have to spend much time
integrating and developing drivers, leaving them free to concentrate on
product and application development.”

Available in SISO (Radio420S) and 2Ö2 MIMO (Radio420M) configurations.
The Radio420M offers two transceivers on the same FMC site, making 2Ö2
MIMO and dual-band applications possible.

About Lyrtech

Lyrtech, a proud member of the Texas Instruments Design House Network,
develops and manufactures advanced digital signal processing solutions
for companies worldwide, a vital technology to network and wireless
communications, audio and video processing, as well as electronic
systems in all fields of technology. Lyrtech offers a full range of
DSP-FPGA development platforms, as well as design, prototyping, and
manufacturing of electronic products. Lyrtech works in partnership with
industry leaders such as Texas Instruments, The MathWorks, and Xilinx.
Lyrtech’s customers include many prestigious names of the consumer
electronics, telecommunications, aerospace, and defense fields.

About Lime Microsystems

Lime Microsystems is a fabless semiconductor company specializing in
digitally configurable transceivers for the next generation of wireless
broadband systems. Its key strength is design expertise, covering RFIC
design through to end-system applications, with an international
reputation for analog, mixed-mode and RF designs. Lime Microsystems’
partnerships help customers achieve high performance with lower device
and manufacturing costs, less design resource and optimized inventory.

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