Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Philips Supports UMA Handsets, Partners with Kineto

Royal Philips Electronics is supplying technology for unlicensed mobile access (UMA)-enabled phones to be available in the U.S. market from a major operator. UMA phones switch between cellular networks and Wi-Fi hotspots, automatically detecting the fastest and most cost-effective network.

The UMA-compliant phone uses Philip's "Nexperia" cellular system solution 6120 for UMA.

Philips has collaborated with Kineto Wireless, which provides the UMA-compliant handset software stack in Philips' Nexperia cellular system solution.

The Philips UMA platform, based on Philips Nexperia cellular system solution 6120, is an ARM9-based GSM/GPRS/EDGE multimedia platform for handset manufacturers. For WLAN functions, the solution uses the Philips BGW211, a low-power 802.11g WLAN system-in-package (SiP). The BGW211 uses advanced process technologies and packaging techniques to integrate the baseband/MAC, radio, power amplifier and antenna. Furthermore, the solution delivers all the hardware, software validation, support and IOT testing.


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