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Octasic primes for growth in custom 5G/4G wireless innovations

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Montreal-based maker of programmable silicon unveils new corporate branding

Octasic, a Montreal-based manufacturer of programmable silicon for mission-critical custom wireless applications, officially unveiled its new corporate branding that better reflects the company’s 24-years of industry expertise and its vision to become a leader in the creation of the most advanced custom wireless solutions across the commercial, government, and defence markets.

The new Octasic identity is a reminder of its strong entrepreneurial culture and leadership position in programmable silicon, SoC devices, and platforms all designed for mission-critical 5G and LTE applications. Octasic enables both enterprise and government clients to go beyond commercial applications and build a myriad of customized base station, user-equipment (UE), and software-defined radio (SDR)-based systems deployed for numerous private network environments, including Industrial IoT, Non-Terrestrial Networks, tactical, automated warehouses, and autonomous mobile robots.

The OCT2224M is a System-on-Chip (SoC) built to perform high-density media processing at a fraction of the power of competing devices. With a nominal power consumption of 4 watts, the OCT2224M can transcode hundreds of audio streams or multiple HD video streams. Source: Octasic

Octasic works with global technology innovators such as Capgemini and Radisys. Cambridge Consultants, part of Capgemini Group, has developed custom full-scale systems delivering breakthrough performance, tailored for specific mission critical communication and IIOT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications. Engineering teams at Capgemini have created an engineering center of excellence designing, integrating, and optimizing L1/L2/L3 for 5G RAN systems for Aerospace, Defense and Industrial customers. Radisys is an industry pioneer in delivering complex and high-performance subsystems RAN software across 3G/4G/5G to Defense and Public Safety customers, amongst others.

Connected and secure world

“We want to shape the future of customized wireless solutions for a connected and more secure world,” said Sébastien Leblanc, CEO of Octasic. “The time is right for a more cohesive and inspiring brand story that unites all our clients, partners and the incredible people at Octasic who build and support our highly advanced hardware and software products from our multiple sites, worldwide.”


“The roll-out of the new Octasic brand identity was an essential part to the company’s growth plan and to clearly communicate who we are today,” said James Awad, vice-president, marketing and programs, at Octasic. “This exciting new phase is about the depth of our expertise in signal processing and wireless development to rapidly expand into new wireless markets.”

Programmable chip for 5G applications

The current Octasic flagship semiconductor device is the fully programmable OCT3032, a  low power 5G system-on-chip device featuring 32 Opus3 digital signal processor cores plus an ARM-based processor that, collectively,  supports four simultaneous waveforms of multiple standards on a single chip for low SWaP (size, weight, and power) designs. By extension, the OCT3032 is the cornerstone of the Octasic OctNode2, a dual-mode software defined radio platform that was first to market to support two 5G and/or 4G radio cells. The OctNode2 offers incredible frequency agility, is feature-rich with peripheral and video support, and caters to applications specifically operating in the sub-6GHz range.

Moreover, Octasic helps clients to significantly accelerate development projects with the Octasic Opus Studio Suite. This Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is an indispensable platform to develop and debug DSP-based applications, develop and customize waveforms, and to jump-start projects with pre-integrated 4G/5G reference code.



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