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Texas Instruments and Sub10 Systems collaborate on new backhaul solution for small cell base stations, setting industry standards for network synchronization

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS -- Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) and Sub10 Systems, a manufacturer of point-to-point millimetre wave radio links, today announced their collaboration on a differentiated and future-proof  backhaul solution for small cell base stations. By using TI's KeyStone-based TMS320C6678 multicore digital signal processors (DSPs) in their new Liberator V100, Sub10 Systems is able to more effectively and rapidly meet the operators' challenges of improving resilience in hostile radio conditions.

"TI's KeyStone-based products are a perfect complement to our design philosophy," said Stuart Broome, CEO, Sub10 Systems. "We need a device that is powerful, scalable and flexible enough to support an expanding range of radio products while minimising the development time and cost. TI's C6678 multicore DSP gives us exactly what we want, including more processing power and on-board accelerators with higher performance and plenty of a design margin, allowing us to continuously innovate to improve the performance of our products."

Designed for use by mobile operators looking to increase network coverage and capacity, Sub10 Systems' Liberator V100 plays a vital role in the backhaul of mobile networks, connecting mobile voice and data traffic from the cell site to the high-speed core network. The Liberator V100 includes 'Snapback', a patent-pending innovation from Sub10 Systems, enhancing industry standard SyncE support and IEEE 1588 timing protocols to ensure superior synchronization reliability and speed. With network synchronization being such a critical function in the quality of service for operators, TI's high performance C6678 multicore DSPs allow Sub10 Systems' backhaul solution to re-sync quickly, if a connection is lost, at an order of magnitude faster than other competing solutions in the backhaul market. Together, TI and Sub10 Systems surpass industry-leading standards with the Liberator V100.

TI's C6678 DSPs offer Sub10 Systems access to devices that are high performance while still being power and space efficient. The unique strengths of the C6678 DSPs help Sub10 Systems meet the needs of the industry, including developing backhaul solutions small enough to fit on outside objects, like lamp posts, and maintaining power management. In addition, the C6678 DSP leverages TI's scalable KeyStone multicore architecture, bringing the most comprehensive portfolio of software and complementary support devices to Sub10 Systems. This enables Sub10 Systems to save time, resources and budget to focus on differentiating their products.


The Liberator V100 is currently available. Visit for more information.

Visit TI and Sub 10 Systems @ Mobile World Congress 2013

Sub10 Systems will showcase the Liberator V100 at MWC in Hall 7, Stand 7l100.  If you're interested in meeting with TI's communications infrastructure team, please contact Sameer Wasson at [email protected].

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About TI's KeyStone multicore architecture

TI's KeyStone multicore architecture is the platform for true multicore innovation, offering developers a robust portfolio of high performance, low-power multicore devices. Unleashing breakthrough performance, the KeyStone architecture is the foundation upon which TI's new TMS320C66x DSP generation was developed. KeyStone differs from any other multicore architecture as it has the capacity to provide full processing capability to every core in a multicore device. KeyStone-based devices are optimized for high performance markets including wireless base stations, mission critical, test and automation, medical imaging and high performance computing. Learn more at

About Sub10 Systems

Formed in 2010, Sub10 Systems is a fast-growing developer and manufacturer of point-to-point millimetre wave radio links designed for mobile operator small cell backhaul networks or as a replacement or back-up to Enterprise leased line connections.

Headquartered in London and the South-west of England, Sub10 Systems manufactures and tests its Liberator range of V320, V-1000, and the new E1000 at its R&D centre in Devon.

The privately funded company boasts an experienced senior management team with a respected track record in the telecoms and wireless industry and has established a strong network of global distributors and resellers. Sub10 Systems has also established partnerships with major wireless infrastructure vendors.

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About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments semiconductor innovations help 90,000 customers unlock the possibilities of the world as it could be – smarter, safer, greener, healthier and more fun. Our commitment to building a better future is ingrained in everything we do – from the responsible manufacturing of our semiconductors, to caring for our employees, to giving back inside our communities. This is just the beginning of our story.  Learn more at


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