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Qualcomm Announces the QCTest Mobile Diagnostic Monitor


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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced a new software package of the QCTest™ Mobile Diagnostic Monitor (MDM). The QCTest MDM, designed to analyze over-the-air Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) cellular and Personal Communications Service (PCS) performance, allows field representatives to measure network performance in real-time. Performance measures are provided for mobile-based CDMA RF performance for IS-95A (CDMA cellular) and J-STD-008 (CDMA PCS) standards. The new software package will be displayed at CTIA's Wireless '97 show in San Francisco's Moscone Convention Center at Qualcomm's booth #3307.

"Our new QCTest MDM software package provides greater flexibility to our customers for CDMA network analysis," said Gina Lombardi, vice president of product development and product management for Qualcomm's Subscriber Products Division. "Qualcomm has helped set up thousands of cell sites in over 20 countries around the world. Our inherent expertise in developing and delivering superior CDMA digital products and service ensures our customers will receive the finest tools available to provide uncompromising CDMA digital services."

Like Qualcomm's entire series of support tools, the QCTest MDM software offers proven test capabilities and reliable over-the-air analysis for Qualcomm's CDMA phones. Operators of the software can display subscriber station information and manipulate Qualcomm subscriber station data and functions. With over 15 user-selectable screens, the QCTest MDM software meets the critical needs of field teams by providing real-time pilot information, transmit and receive powers, vocoder rates, system statistics, system status, messaging and alarms.

Over-the-air system performance can be correlated with time, speed and position/location utilizing the QCTest MDM software's serial GPS/DR interface. Additionally, the QCTest MDM logs mobile-based binary data that can be post-processed using Qualcomm's QCTest Data Analysis System (DAS) for message parsing, graphical displays and outputs in industry accepted formats.

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 primaryproduct 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 development of 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, continued growth in the CDMA subscriber population and the scale up and operations of CDMA systems, the Company's ability to successfully manufacture significant quantities of CDMA or other equipment on a timely and profitable basis, 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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