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Toshiba Announces Commercial Production of FFSA™ for NEC iPASOLINK™ Microwave Backhaul Products

Tokyo, Japan – WEBWIRE

Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that NEC Corporation (NEC), having previously chosen the Toshiba FFSA™ (Fit Fast Structured Array) flexible custom LSI solution, has now moved to the commercial production phase of its iPASOLINK™ high capacity microwave communication equipment for mobile networks, utilizing this innovative solution.

“NEC has adopted FFSA™ for its water-resistant, durable, compact microwave system iPASOLINK™ AOR (All Outdoor Radio) and will expand the adoption of FFSA™ to other iPASOLINK™ systems,” said Mr. Atsushi Noro, deputy general manager, Mobile Wireless Solutions Division, NEC.

“By changing from conventional FPGAs to a FFSA™ NEC was able to achieve high performance with low-power consumption, as well as a timely product launch to address the needs of the quickly growing mobile network,”  added Noro.

Toshiba addresses the customer’s main development criteria such as performance, power, and time to market with its FFSA™ solution, using licensed technology from BaySand Inc. FFSA™ offers a new and flexible custom LSI solution to replace broad FPGA series and ASICs with pre-designed masters featuring configurable I/Os, SerDes (Serializer Deserializer), and SRAMs which can be configured according to the customer’s requirements. FFSA™ supports various types of SerDes protocols for wired and wireless networking, as well as storage and consumer applications.

Going forward, Toshiba will position FFSA™ solutions as a new choice for custom LSI development to help customers optimize their system design and to enable timely product development.

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* FFSA is a trademark of Toshiba Corporation

* iPASOLINK is a trademark of NEC Corporation


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