Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Beceem Debuts Single Chip Voice/Data WiMAX Chip

Beceem introduced a WiMAX Voice and Data chip for Customer Premise Equipment (CPE). The BCS5200 is the industry's first, single chip WiMAX solution with integrated voice and gateway router functionality. It combines Beceem's WiMAX solution with an applications processor that supports a suite of VoIP codecs and IP network protocol stacks.

The BCS5200 enables more than 30 Mbps data throughput with simultaneous support for 2 voice streams. It also features on-chip IPSec processing as well as VPN and Security acceleration engines. It further integrates popular voice codecs including G.711 and G.729.

The BCS5200 is fully software compatible with Beceem's BCS200 Wave 2 chipset, which was among the first to be certified for 2.5GHz by the WiMAX Forum. As a result, BCS5200 based CPEs should be able to achieve WiMAX Forum certification in the most expedient manner. In addition to 2.5GHz spectrum the BCS5200 chipset also supports 2.3GHz and 3.5GHz all in one chipset.http://www.beceem.com