SAN DIEGO -- February 4, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the radioOne™ 6200 chipset, consisting of the RTR6200™, RFL6200™ and RFR6200™ direct conversion multimode chips. The radioOne 6200 solution offers a fully integrated transceiver/transmitter for Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) and Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) - also known as Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) - systems. The radioOne 6200 solution interfaces directly with the Qualcomm CDMA Technologies (QCT) MSM6200™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) baseband processor and supports tri-band UMTS devices, using GSM-900, GSM-1800 or International Mobile Telecommunications (IMT) bands.
"QCT's radioOne 6200 RF solution, designed specifically to address the needs of the European market, offers one of the highest levels of integration we have seen in the industry," said Don Schrock, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "This level of integration will allow manufacturers to produce cost-effective multimode 3G handsets for the GSM and WCDMA/UMTS marketplace."
The radioOne Zero Intermediate Frequency (Zero IF) architecture eliminates the need for IF components - including IF integrated circuits (ICs), IF Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters and IF voltage controlled oscillators (VCOs) - thereby reducing printed circuit board (PCB) area and Bill of Material (BOM) costs for future wireless handsets and other devices, enabling more cost-effective multimode, multiband phones.
The RTR6200 chip provides an integrated GSM/GPRS transceiver for GSM-900 and GSM-1800 bands. The GSM receivers consist of low noise amplifiers (LNAs), direct conversion mixers and filtering, while the GSM transmitters consist of an upconversion modulator and offset phase locked loop (PLL). Also integrated in the RTR6200 chip is a transmitter for WCDMA in the IMT band, which includes the I/Q upconversion modulator, ultra high frequency (UHF) PLLs and a transmit voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) for WCDMA. The RTR6200 chip is fabricated with a silicon germanium (SiGe) bipolar complementary metal oxide semiconductor (BiCMOS) process, thus permitting high linearity and low power consumption, and is available in a 7X7 millimeter (mm) bump chip carrier 48-pin (BCC48++) package.
The WCDMA receive function in the radioOne 6200 solution is performed by the RFL6200 chip, which is an LNA, and by the RFR6200 chip, which contains the direct conversion mixer and local oscillator (LO) generator. The RFL6200 chip is offered in a 4X4 mm 16-pin BCC++ package, while the RFR6200 chip is offered in a 6X6 mm 40-pin BCC++ package. Both chips are fabricated in SiGe BiCMOS.
The MSM6200 chipset and system software, Qualcomm's WCDMA/UMTS/GSM/GPRS MSM solution, supports data rates of up to 384 kilobits per second (kbps), and is compatible with the Wireless Internet Launchpad™ suite of advanced technologies and software, including Bluetooth™ connectivity capabilities, UMTS Subscriber Identity Module (SIM), and multimedia features such as Qtunes™ Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG-1) Layer-3 (MP3) player software support. In addition to offering these features, the MSM6200 chips support Qualcomm's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless™ (BREW™) applications platform.
Samples of the radioOne 6200 solution are expected to be available in the third quarter of calendar 2002.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) 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 CDMA chipsets and system software; technology licensing; the BREW applications platform; QChat push-to-talk technology; Eudora® e-mail software; 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 100 telecommunications equipment manufacturers worldwide. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2001 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 30, 2001 and most recent Form 10-Q.