Monday, September 24, 2007

Motorola Unveils WiMAX Chipset for Handheld Devices

Motorola unveiled a new WiMAX chipset modem designed for handheld mobile devices. The chipset is part of Motorola's new "controlled application centric architecture" that will efficiently support 3G and 4G mobile devices.

Motorola said its new WiMAX chipset is optimized for both size and low power consumption. It will support "DSL-like" speeds. The chipset features fully integrated memory, enabling a small footprint suitable for development of revolutionary form factors. The chipset consists of a baseband modem and radio reference solution. The modem is designed for WiMAX 802.16e Wave 1.0 and 2.0 compliance, supporting advanced MIMO matrix A and B antenna configurations.

The new WiMAX chipset modem solution is scheduled to debut in Motorola's line-up of WiMAX mobile devices beginning in 2008 for various carriers around the world, including Sprint's Xohm business unit.

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