Press Release

Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Announces IMT-2000 WCDMA Single-Chip Infrastructure Solution

Nov 8, 2000SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), developer of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the introduction of the CSM5200™ Cell Site Modem (CSM™), part of an end-to-end solution which meets the IMT-2000 Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) mode for the third-generation (3G) Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS). The CSM5200 chipset and system software solution developed by Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) will support 3G services and high-data rate features and capabilities in an efficient, high-performance solution that leverages QCT's extensive experience in delivering technology for CDMA base station and test equipment.

"The CSM5200 solution represents a logical extension of our product portfolio, and builds on our engineering experience and history of on-time delivery of CDMA chipsets and system software," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "By providing infrastructure manufacturers with the technology and support to design powerful and cost-efficient wireless systems, we will continue to help them meet worldwide consumer demand in emerging 3G markets."

Supporting the WCDMA mode for the UMTS system, the CSM5200 solution is based on the proven, commercially available CSM family of products and is built on QCT's extensive CDMA systems expertise. The CSM5200 chip includes tested and tuned diagnostic tools and methods used for product design with the CSM5000™ chip, and the CSM5200's Application Programming Interface (API) has the same structure as the CSM5000 API. Since nearly all major commercial CDMA infrastructure providers use QCT's CSM5000 solution, these similarities provide optimized system performance and ease of integration, and will allow infrastructure designers to ramp up system development quickly using solid, tested and familiar tools and environments. The CSM5200 solution also leverages tested CSM5000 software, including ARM-based uplink channel processing, messaging interfaces, and simulation and development environment -- all of which facilitate the development of more reliable and highly integrated WCDMA base stations.

The CSM5200 chip, which will be tested end-to-end with QCT's MSM5200™ single-chip Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) and system software, features:

  • Two Megabit per second (Mbps) data throughput
  • Six-sector support, with 12 uplink antenna inputs and 12 downlink antenna outputs
  • Support for 16 simultaneous data or voice users
  • Integrated ARM-7™ processor - performs low-level physical layer tasks
  • Standard 66 Megahertz (MHz) Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) interface to simplify device integration
  • Device Driver software

Sample shipments of the CSM5200 solution are expected during the fourth quarter of 2001.

QCT is a developer and supplier of CDMA chipsets, hardware and software solutions, and tools, with more than 118 million cumulative shipments of MSM chips worldwide. QCT offers wireless position location technology by SnapTrack, a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm. QCT supplies chipsets to the world's leading CDMA handset and infrastructure manufacturers including: Acer Peripherals, Inc., ALPS ELECTRIC CO., LTD.; CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.; FUJITSU LIMITED; Hitachi, Ltd.; Hyundai Electronics Industries Co., Ltd.; KYOCERA CORPORATION; LG Information and Communications, Ltd.; Samsung Electronics Ltd.; SANYO Electric Co., Ltd.; and Toshiba Corporation, among others.

Qualcomm Incorporated ( is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. The Company's business areas include integrated CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; Eudora® email software for Windows® and Macintosh® computing platforms; digital cinema systems; and satellite-based systems including portions of the Globalstar™ system and wireless fleet management systems, OmniTRACS® and OmniExpress™. Qualcomm owns patents that are essential to all of the CDMA wireless telecommunications standards that have been adopted or proposed for adoption by standards-setting bodies worldwide. Qualcomm has licensed its essential CDMA patent portfolio to more than 90 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2000 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.

Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, 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 24, 2000, and most recent Form 10-Q.


Qualcomm, OmniTRACS and Eudora are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. CSM5200, CSM5000, CSM, MSM5200, MSM, SnapTrack and OmniExpress are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Globalstar is a trademark of Loral Qualcomm Satellite Services, Incorporated. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. Macintosh is a registered trademark of Apple Computer Inc. ARM-7 is a trademark of Advanced RISC Machines Limited. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.