Sunday, March 25, 2007

QUALCOMM's EV-DO Rev. B Averages 9.3 Mbps in 5 GHz

QUALCOMM introduced its first device solution for EV-DO Rev. B, delivering highly advanced capabilities for next-generation data and multimedia services. QUALCOMM said recent field tests of EV-DO Rev. B technology resulted in average data rates of 9.3 Mbps on the downlink over 5 MHz of spectrum.

The new MSM7850 device chipset provides support for EV-DO Rev. B with full backward compatibility. Scheduled to sample this year, the MSM7850 solution enables manufacturers to deliver the capabilities of Rev. B on consumer products. A software upgrade release to enable QUALCOMM's Cell Site Modem CSM6800 solution to support multi-carrier EV-DO Rev. B will be available by the end of March 2007.