Sunday, October 8, 2006

Fujitsu Unveils WiMAX Strategy Encompassing Silicon, Systems and Services

Fujitsu Network Communications and Fujitsu Microelectronics America outlined their WiMAX strategic vision spanning silicon solutions, electronic devices, radio access network solutions, professional services and backhaul infrastructure solutions.

The new Fujitsu WiMAX product line includes two models of base stations for indoor or outdoor use. These base stations include a very compact Radio Frequency (RF) unit with high-efficiency RF amplifiers and a high-performance, compact Baseband (BB) unit. The system is based on the ratified IEEE 802.16-2005 standard and the WiMAX Forum definition of mobile WiMAX. The solutions integrate intellectual property for multiple antenna technologies such as multiple-input/multiple-output (MIMO) along with its Digital Pre-Distortion (DPD) amplifiers.

In silicon, Fujitsu's System on a Chip (SoC) is designed to optimize both performance and power consumption using proprietary 90 nm process technology suited for PC cards and mobile device applications such as high-speed vehicular data sharing, consumer-in-motion and mobile appliance connectivity.

Fujitsu Network Life Cycle Services are an integral part of the network solution. These services are available to help carriers create and extend their WiMAX footprint by utilizing planning services such as RF engineering, site acquisition and site preparation.

Fujitsu said it would back its WiMAX vision through its full global presence, enabling carriers to work with one strategic partner for broadband wireless networks. The company has formed regional partnerships to augment development efforts and meet specific requirements of carriers around the world. In North America, for example, Fujitsu has partnered with two broadband wireless access leaders -- Airspan Networks for WiMAX solutions and BelAir Networks for Wi-Fi mesh solutions.

Opportunities in the Broadband Wireless Era
and commercial enterprises share a growing need for borderless
communications on-the-go. Many wired and wireless broadband technologies,
including 3G, 3.5G, WiFi and WiMAX, will co-exist in this era, leading to
new opportunities, new lifestyle options and new modes of working. Here's
a perspective on future applications.

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