Qulsar® Announces Industry-Leading PTP SW Availability for the Qualcomm® FSM™ Platform

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QNgine-S™ IEEE 1588 PTP timing software assures synchronization performance in small cells deployed indoors and in GNSS challenged environments, enabling operators to densify mobile networks with advanced LTE features.

Qulsar a leading provider of precise and resilient timing solutions announced its QNgine-S PTP software is now available on the Qualcomm FSM9xxx platform (used in small cell designs worldwide). Small cell vendors designing products based on the FSM9xxx platform now have access to an industry-leading precision timing solution that will enable indoor and urban canyon deployments of small cells, where GNSS signals are rather weak.

As operators continue to upgrade and modernize their networks, there is an increasing demand for a packet-based timing solution (i.e. 1588 PTP) to support LTE-TDD and LTE-A deployments. The QNgine–S made available by Qulsar to use with the FSM9xx platform, is designed to enable operators to deploy small cells cost effectively and without a hardware upgrade to existing networks (i.e. on an existing timing unaware network), especially in locations where GNSS (GPS) signals are unavailable or impeded. Qulsar’s field proven leading edge 1588 PTP slave technology already powers many eNodeBs and mobile backhaul infrastructure.

QNgine-S is a software only solution that integrates with the baseband software of the FSM9xxx platform to provide an IEEE 1588-2008 PTP solution capable of recovering both time and frequency from a remote PTP grandmaster. According to Qulsar’s VP of Sales and Strategic Partnerships, Minoo Mehta, “QNgine-S is optimized to operate in networks that haven’t implemented full on path PTP support. Qulsar’s advanced time recovery servo uses adaptive algorithms to allow time recovery to better than the required 1.1 µs for TDD applications, coupled with frequency alignment better than 15 ppb to meet the air interface requirements – a level of performance that typically cannot be achieved with unsophisticated servos and / or open source PTP solutions.”

“QNgine-S provides an increasingly important solution for synchronization of small cells and remote radio heads,” said Puneet Sethi, senior director, product management, Qualcomm Atheros, Inc. “We applaud Qulsar’s approach to delivering precise timing performance to customers using the FSM9xxx platform without new specialized hardware requirements, as this will help accelerate the global adoption of these platforms.”
Qulsar also provides design engineering services to tailor QNgine-S to variant architectures and platforms as needed and offers lab testing services to validate PTP performance. More details of QNgine-S and other PTP solutions from Qulsar can be found at qulsar.com or email sales(at)qulsar.com.

Qulsar is a registered trademark and QNgine-S is a product of Qulsar.
Qualcomm and FSM are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated, registered in the United States and other countries.
Qualcomm FSM is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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