Startup Taps OpenRisc for Booster, from the Linley Group, the industry’s leading experts in semiconductor markets.


Cellular-repeater startup Nextivity used an Altera/Synopsys Nios CPU core, synthesized in an ASIC, for two generations of what it calls the Intelliboost Baseband Processor. This product serves in CEL-FI, the company’s indoor-coverage extender for heterogeneous networks (hetnets). But for its third-generation CEL-FI system, Nextivity designed its own proprietary processor using six CPU cores based on the OpenRisc OR1200.

Written by Loring Wirbel

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