Thursday, October 1, 2009

DOCOMO, NEC, Panasonic Mobile and Fujitsu Develop LTE Chipset

NTT DOCOMO, NEC Corporation, Panasonic Mobile Communications and Fujitsu are jointly developing an LTE-PF mobile-terminal chipset for super-fast downlinks above 100 Mbps and uplinks above 50 Mbps. The four companies have completed the first engineering sample and are now evaluating its main functions. The sample will be exhibited at the NTT Group stand at ITU Telecom World 2009 in Geneva this week.

LTE-PF is a core system comprising software for baseband processing and other basic functions in mobile communication devices. The platform's technology is expected to be licensed in mobile phone markets worldwide, where its adoption as a common platform will free manufacturers of mobile phones and chipsets from having to develop proprietary technologies for basic functions. The companies said their LTE-PF design will be capable of seamless hand-over between LTE and 3G (W-CDMA and GSM).