Escape Communications and Altera Collaborate to Address Growing, Global Mobile Backhaul Market

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TORRANCE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Escape Communications, a leading provider of microwave radio modem modules and "Indoor Units" (IDUs) and Altera Corporation today announced a multiyear agreement to engineer and deliver solutions that combine Altera's FPGA technology, and Escape Communications' expertise in digital signal processing, microwave RF design, and embedded software.

The two will initially work to address the emerging millimeter-wave V-band (60 GHz) and E-band (70/80 GHz) all-outdoor radio (ODR) market, helping mobile operators maximize throughput capacity and spectrum efficiency and bring multi-channel functionality to their high-bandwidth data services that connect cell sites and the core network.

"Escape Communications will benefit from Altera's leadership in silicon technology and IP cores for carrier Ethernet and will also have access to Altera's worldwide sales, marketing and distribution channels," said Michael Stewart, CEO, Escape Communications. "This partnership will bring world-class, field-proven core modem capabilities to equipment makers, who will then be better able to address the diverse and evolving needs of mobile operators. Our customers will be able to focus on innovation, product differentiation, and feature agility in ways that competing ASSP-based solutions cannot."

"Altera programmable logic devices and communication systems IP, combined with Escape Communications' portfolio of modem, network and RF interface cores, and hardware design services can help speed wireless customers' products to market," said Scott Bibaud, senior vice president and general manager, Altera Communications and Broadcast Business unit. "FPGAs enable equipment makers to bring highly differentiated products to market more quickly, and to address network design changes that ASSPs are often unable to keep up with."

"Backhaul network planners are focused on the flexibility of using wireless point-to-point radio solutions to support low latency and high-bandwidth/high throughput performance in order to provide service-differentiation capabilities," said Earl Lum, EJL Wireless Research, veteran PTP radio backhaul industry analyst. "To that end, getting the backhaul solution correct is critical and the use of FPGAs, to enable customizable solutions, can solve some of the time-to-market challenges operators are facing today."

About Escape Communications

Founded in 1998, Escape Communications provides IP solutions, microwave radio indoor units (IDUs), high-speed modem modules, and SATCOM terminals to commercial telecommunications equipment OEMs and major space and defense contractors. Escape has developed an extensive portfolio of communications, signal processing, mixed-signal and embedded processor IP, which serve as the foundation for standard product solutions, IP solutions, and custom turnkey design services that are both cost-effective and schedule-efficient. For more details, visit http://www.escapecom.com or e-mail idu-sales@escapecom.com.

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