Press Release

Qualcomm Introduces New Direct Digital Synthesizer Evaluation System

Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced the new Q0315 Direct Digital Synthesizer (DDS) Evaluation System designed to demonstrate the performance of the Q2368 dual DDS integrated circuit. The DDS Evaluation System consists of a Q0315 evaluation platform, digital I/O board, software, cabling and a User's Guide. The Q0315 evaluation platform contains a Q2368 device, 125 Megahertz (MHz) 10 bit DAC, 100 MHz 12 bit DAC and the necessary analog output circuitry to provide optimum DDS performance.

The Q0315 DDS Evaluation System allows users to evaluate the Q2368 as a dual DDS operating up to 65 MHz or as a single high speed DDS operating up to 130 MHz. The evaluation platform is computer controlled through a digital I/O board that resides in the user's personal computer. The Windows' based menu-driven software willautomatically compute all desired register values based upon the user's input. It will allow programming of all built-in functionality of the Q2368 and access to all programmable registers for operation as a dual DDS or as a single high speed DDS.

The Q2368 can be clocked by an on-board 125 MHz oscillator or by a user supplied external clock. A 34 pin customer control connector can be used to program the Q2368 in Serial Mode or to evaluate many of the different modulation modes.

The Q2368 is an ideal choice for many applications including Cellular Base Stations, Digital Radios and Modems, RADAR Systems and Simulators, High Performance Test Equipment and Hybrid Fiber/Coax (HFC) Networks.

Pricing for the Q0315 DDS Evaluation System is $395. Q0315 systems are available now from stock and are provided with a complete User's Guide and schematics.

Headquartered in San Diego, Qualcomm develops, manufactures, markets, licenses and operates advanced communications systems and products based on its proprietary digital wireless technologies. The Company's primary product areas are the OmniTRACS® system (a geostationary satellite-based, mobile communications system providing two-way data and position reporting services), CDMA wireless communications systems and products and, in conjunction with others, the developmentof the Globalstar™ low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellite communications system. Other Company products include the Eudora Pro™ electronic mail software, ASIC products, and communications equipment and systems for government and commercial customers worldwide. For more information on Qualcomm products and technologies, please visit the Company's web site at

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including timely product development and commercial implementation of the Company's CDMA technology, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, timing and receipt of license fees and royalties, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis and those related to performance guarantees, change in economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 29, 1996 and most recent Form 10-Qs.

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