Synopsys has added Time Division Duplex (TDD) mode to their Long-term Evolution (LTE) Model Library for physical layer system simulation. TDD mode helps developers of semiconductors for LTE network equipment and devices to quickly and reliably extend designs to support the third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) LTE standard. The TDD-enhanced LTE Model Library is available now for use in SPW. Support for System Studio will be available this year. Existing licensees of the LTE Model Library will receive the TDD enhancement as a regular maintenance update.
Tensilica announced the ConnX Atlas LTE (Long-Term Evolution) reference platform. ConnX Atlas LTE is a heterogeneous seven-core reference architecture for a complete multi-standard programmable radio for advanced mobile devices. Atlas is designed to support the 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) LTE standard and other complementary standards such as HSPA+ (Evolved High-Speed Packet Access), in a single platform. General availability of the platform will occur in early 2011.