Thursday, October 16, 2008

NTT DOCOMO and Partners Develop Platform for HSUPA Mobile Phone

NTT DOCOMO, along with partners Renesas Technology Corp., Fujitsu, and Sharp, outlined plans to jointly develop an SH-Mobile G4 single-chip LSI device and associated platform to support the HSUPA1/HSDPA2/W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/EDGE (2G) mobile telephony standards. Development of the platform is targeted for completion by early 2010.

The new SH-Mobile G4 will be fabricated with 45-nm process technology and will provide enhanced functionality and improved performance for applications handling HD3 video and 3-D graphics. In addition to HSDPA for fast downlink speeds (max. 7.2 Mbps), the SH-Mobile G4 will support HSUPA to boost uplink speeds to a maximum of 5.7 Mbps.

In 2004 NTT DOCOMO and Renesas began joint development work on the SH-Mobile G series of single-chip LSI devices, which integrate a baseband processor that supports dual-mode communication and an application processor. The SH-Mobile G4 will be the fourth product to emerge from this collaboration.

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