LA JOLLA, CA --- Acorn Technologies, Inc., a semiconductor and telecom company, today announced that Sequans Communications, a 4G chipmaker and provider of single-mode LTE chipset solutions to wireless device manufacturers, has licensed the company’s hellaPHYtm for LTE. Sequans Communications is considering hellaPHYtm for use in future products.
Acorn’s hellaPHYtm is a suite of advanced receiver IP cores that make the wireless experience better and significantly improve spectral efficiency. The hellaPHYtm suite includes unique channel estimation and parameter estimation algorithms that are well suited for LTE advanced features and beyond. These features include accurate OTDOA positioning, eMBMS, CoMP and Massive MIMO. The accuracy these algorithms provide in increasingly challenging operating environments will have benefits well beyond 4G and address critical needs for the upcoming 5G standards.