Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fujitsu Introduces Its Mobile WiMAX System-on-Chip

Fujitsu Microelectronics America announced its Mobile WiMAX System-on-Chip (SoC) based on its 90nm process technology.

The Fujitsu mobile WiMAX SoC, which is especially well-suited for PC cards and mobile devices, is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX standard. The company's first generation mobile WiMAX SoC includes the following features:

  • Highly integrated, scalable1024 Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) OFDMA PHY and full MAC processors

  • Adaptive modulation schemes including 64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, and BPSK

  • Interface for MIMO RF modules

  • 90nm with low-leakage process technology

  • Small-footprint FBGA package

While Fujitsu supports a range of applications in the 802.16-2004 market, the company believes that fixed solutions will be complemented, not displaced, by emerging WiMAX mobility solutions. Applications such as wireless VPN, disaster recovery, wireless backhaul and broadcast-quality streaming media will continue to be best served by fixed WiMAX. High-speed vehicular data sharing, consumer-in-motion and mobile appliance connectivity will require mobile WiMAX.

Fujitsu's mobile WiMAX SoC will be designed into subscriber systems that will be deployed along with 802.16e-2005 compliant base stations in supporting end to end mobile wireless networks.

Engineering samples will be available in 1Q 2007. Systems using the Fujitsu mobile WiMAX SoC will be submitted to the WiMAX Forum for certification in 3Q 2007.


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