Modesat buy expands Xilinx wireless backhaul solutions

September 17, 2012

colin.holland-September 17, 2012

Most of the assets of Modesat Communications, a wireless backhaul solutions provider, have been purchased by Xilinx. The deal will ease combination of the Xilinx All Programmable 7 series FPGAs and Zynq-7000 SoCs with Modesat wireless backhaul solutions.

"We have consistently received feedback from our customers to provide total solutions optimized for wireless mobile backhaul applications. We’ve listened to our customers and aligned our portfolio and roadmap to serve their needs," said Krishna Rangasayee, senior vice president and general manager of the Xilinx Communications Business Unit.

Xilinx is a semiconductor supplier to the OEMs in wireless mobile backhaul markets and the Modesat acquisition will boost its supply of solutions IP and services addressing the backhaul strategy of OEMs.  

Modesat IP solutions are highly optimized algorithmic implementations designed from the ground up targeting FPGA silicon. Its IP solutions cover the complete wireless mobile backhaul requirements for wireless single-carrier PHY, packet processing and connectivity (eNet) capabilities.

Modesat Communications was founded in 2005 in Tallinn, Estonia and specializes in the development of backhaul modem solutions for microwave, E-band and NLOS (non-line of sight) markets. The company has fifteen employees, who will be joining Xilinx as part of the Xilinx Communications Business Unit. Modesat offices in Tallinn and San Diego, California will continue operations.

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