Bristol company unveils soft modem handset interface for 3G and HSDPA

Ball, Richard
November 2005
Electronics Weekly;11/16/2005, Issue 2218, p1
Trade Publication
This article informs that the telecoms start-up Icera in Great Britain has finally taken the wraps off its technology after three years of secrecy surrounding its soft modem for mobile phone handsets. The Bristol-based firm has unveiled Livanto, a software-defined radio system for the physical interface to 3G and high speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) systems. Livanto combines signal processing hardware with software, both designed to handle the algorithms and physical layer protocols in W-CDMA and HSDPA.


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