Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Wavesat's LTE Chipset Boasts 100 Mbps Downlink Capability

Wavesat is preparing to launch its new Odyssey 9000 family of LTE chipsets boasting 100 Mbps downlink and 50 Mbps uplink performance for mobile devices such as USB dongles, data cards, mobile handsets and MIDs.

The Odyssey 9000 family of chipsets incorporates a unique hybrid architecture with a combination of highly efficient DSPs and hardware acceleration blocks. Wavesat said it will be able to scale to support CAT-4 (150 Mbps downlink) devices. The first LTE baseband processor in the Odyssey 9000 family, the OD9010, will sample in October 2009, and will come complete with an LTE protocol stack including MAC, RLC, PDCP, RRC and NAS layers, as well as a ready to manufacture reference design. A follow-on dual-mode chip, the OD9050, is scheduled to sample by mid-2010 and will offer both 3G and LTE on the same chipset.

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