CommSolid Unveils Market’s First Integration-Ready NarrowBand-IoT Modem IP Solution

CSN130 IP solution available for System-on-Chip integration now

Dresden/ Barcelona - February 24, 2017 - CommSolid, the cellular IoT IP company, presents CSN130, the market’s first integration-ready NarrowBand-IoT IP (Intellectual Property) solution, at the Mobile World Congress 2017. CSN130 is designed for the 3GPP Release 13 NarrowBand-IoT standard (Cat-NB1, NB-IoT). Embedded into customer SoCs (System-on-Chips), it allows sensors and actuators to be directly connected to the Internet enabling smart applications for logistics, health, smart city and monitoring. The ultra-low power consumption makes the CSN130 IP suitable for long lasting battery-operated devices. CSN130 is based on a flexible architecture combined with a proven technology and is available for licensing and System-on-Chip integration now.

“We know, what integration-ready means”, states Dr. Matthias Weiss, Managing Director of CommSolid. “We have learnt how to prepare for the unknowns in our long experience in cellular modem design and integration into high volume smartphones. A solid IP offering requires more than simulations and concepts. Working early on with our partner Vodafone helped us to understand the operator’s requirements, even before the standard was finalized. Meanwhile, we conduct interoperability and field tests with latest base station equipment of different vendors. This is made possible by thorough lab testing using leading-edge measurement equipment from Keysight and Rohde & Schwarz testing the complete solution from protocol stack to physical layer”.

Providing the full L1/L2/L3 solution from one source has two major advantages: A highly optimized design across all layers and the one-stop-shop experience for IP customers. Both aspects are key learnings from a decade in cellular field deployments and will support customers to launch successful products.

“Our IP solution is based on a single-core low power low footprint implementation”, states Lars Melzer, Managing Director of CommSolid. “Using the proven Tensilica core technology from our partner Cadence, we fit the complete modem including cellular protocol stack and physical layer into a single core. On top, CSN130 provides sufficient headroom for customer applications, field learnings, and standard extensions.”

CommSolid’s CSN130 is first introduced at the Mobile World Congress 2017. Its capabilities are demonstrated in real operator networks and against leading 3GPP compliant testers including showcasing complete voice trigger and text applications running in parallel to a stable NB-IoT link.

CSN130 can be experienced at

  • CommSolid booth in Hall 7, Stand 7M32
  • Keysight booth in Hall 6, Stand 6G10
  • Cadence booth in Hall 6, Stand 6L36

About CommSolid

CommSolid is the cellular IP company providing leading edge ultra-low power solutions for the growing IoT market. This market demands highly optimized and easy-to-integrate communication solutions for the NarrowBand-IoT standard, allowing every sensor to be directly connected to the Internet. Once integrated into customer integrated circuits (ICs), CommSolid’s baseband Intellectual Property (IP) enables smart applications that modernize and enrich our life in areas like health care, smart home, transport, logistic systems and industrial applications. Leveraging the experience of more than a decade at the forefront of the wireless communication business, CommSolid has unique capabilities to handle high volume and extremely integrated low power solutions.

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