Sep 23, 1998ORLANDO, Fla.
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Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM)today announced it has begun sample shipping, on schedule, of the CSM2000™next-generation Cell Site Modem (CSM™) chip for Code Division MultipleAccess (CDMA) infrastructure and test equipment. Initial shipments tocustomers of production quantities of the modem are expected to begin earlynext year.
The CSM2000 is a multiple-channel CDMA digital baseband chip capable ofsupporting up to eight forward link channels and eight reverse linkchannels. CDMA infrastructure manufacturers will benefit from asignificant cost reduction per channel, a very large reduction in thecircuit board space required, as well as lower power consumption per channel."From the improved circuitry and software compatibility to the power andspace savings, customers will experience a broad array of enhancedcapabilities provided by the CSM2000 chip," said Johan Lodenius, vicepresident of marketing for Qualcomm's ASIC Products Division. "TheCSM2000 chip will enable design of much smaller, lower-cost CDMA basestations."The 8x integration allows a single CSM to demodulate up to eightsimultaneous channels as required for IS-95B high speed data services andsupported by the MSM3000™ chip.Qualcomm recently introduced the MSM3000, a fifth-generation single-chipMobile Station Modem (MSM™). This new low-power chipset and softwaresolution enables design of small-form factor handsets with very longstand-by times and much higher data-rate services. It is the firstsingle-chip baseband solution for any cellular or PCS standard to enabledata speeds up to 86.4 kbps. Together Qualcomm's MSM3000 chip,IFT3000™/IFR3000™ and RF front end constitute the system hardware necessaryfor an IS-95-A or IS-95-B CDMA compliant handset. Samples of the MSM3000chip began shipping on schedule in July 1998.Features of the CSM2000 chip are detailed below: