QUALCOMM CDMA TECHNOLOGIES-ENABLED 3G CDMA2000 1X HANDSETS SHIPPING TO NORTH AMERICAN OPERATORS.
"We are pleased to welcome the North American arrival of 3G CDMA2000 1X products and services based on our chipsets and system software," said Don Schrock, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "Our CDMA2000 1X solutions support a broad range of advanced features and the largest base of device manufacturers in the wireless industry. These new 3G products will offer network operators up to twice the voice capacity of second-generation IS-95A/B chipsets, and will enable data rates of up to 153 kbps for the first time in North America, making wireless Internet surfing easier and faster, and paving the way for many new data services."
New CDMA2000 1X handsets will offer talk times from 2.5 to 3.8 hours and standby times from 230 to 350 hours, and are extremely lightweight, ranging from 99 to 123 grams, depending on the type of battery used.
New data products addressing packet data and Mobile Internet protocol (IP) capabilities are also being rolled out, with PCMCIA Type II cards from manufacturers such as Sierra Wireless (Sierra Wireless AirCard 550/555) that will support data speeds of up to 153 kbps and will integrate with Microsoft Windows-powered notebooks and handheld devices. Other manufacturers expected to roll out CDMA2000 1X data products include AirPrime (AirPrime Helium 1X wireless module family), GTRAN (DotSurfer with single- and dual-band versions) and Novatel Wireless (Merlin C201).
The MSM5105 solution, QCT's mid-tier product in its 3G CDMA2000 1X MSM product portfolio, was designed specifically to provide handset manufacturers and operators with the most cost-effective 3G CDMA2000 1X solutions for network deployments. The MSM5105 solution is based on the industry-proven IS-95 MSM3100 chipset architecture, and is fully pin-compatible with MSM3100-based IS-95A/B designs. In addition to enabling an approximate doubling of voice capacity in CDMA2000 1X networks, the MSM5105 chipset integrates QCT Wireless Internet Launchpad suite of applications, including Compact Media Extension (CMX) Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)-based multimedia services, Removable User Identity Module (R-UIM) interface, streaming video, file transmission, and Web browsing. The MSM5105 solution also supports QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW) applications platform.
Availability of CDMA2000 1X products and the 3G services they support will depend on the deployment schedules of individual system operators throughout North America.
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|Publication:||EDP Weekly's IT Monitor|
|Date:||Jan 7, 2002|
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