SAN DIEGO -- May 22, 2003 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the CSM6700™ Cell Site Modem (CSM™) solution and the MSM6700™ Mobile Station Modem (MSM™) chipset and system software supporting integrated voice and simultaneous high-speed packet data. The CSM6700 solution for infrastructure equipment will support 1xEV-DV including the latest CDMA2000® Revisions C and D. The MSM6700 solution supports CDMA2000 through Revision D and 1xEV-DO.
The addition of the MSM6700 solution extends the number of standards supported in the MSM6xxx chipset family, all based on radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (ZIF) architecture, providing reduced bill of materials and more cost-effective solutions for 3G wireless devices. The MSM6700 solution supports CDMA2000 Revision D and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO and enables high-performance applications processing for enhanced multimedia functionality, such as video, graphics, camera, camcorder and gaming features in a single integrated device.
The CSM6700 and MSM6700 solutions will be available to support CDMA2000 Revision D technology trials with samples expected to ship in 2004.
This new end-to-end solution allows for complete re-use of existing investments in CDMA2000 1X and/or CDMA2000 1xEV-DO networks while providing a smooth migration to Revision D, fully coordinated with CDMA2000 1xEV-DO.
CDMA2000 Revision D enables wireless carriers to provide voice and bi-directional high-speed packet data services simultaneously on a single Radio Frequency (RF) carrier. As specified by 3GPP2, the CDMA2000 Revision D standard is backward compatible with IS-95 and the CDMA2000 Release 0, A, B and C standards, providing today's CDMA2000 1X operators a seamless network evolution. CDMA2000 Revision D is a significant advance over CDMA2000 Revision C supporting not only similar peak forward rates to 1xEV-DO but also high data rate reverse links to better support high-resolution cameras, video streaming, video telephony and other multimedia services. CDMA2000 Revision D and 1xEV-DO Revision A, also being developed in 3GPP2, will allow the wireless operator two different complementary choices for deployment of high rate forward and reverse link packet services.
"CDMA2000 1X operators that are evaluating emerging wireless standards such as 1xEV-DV can continue to look to Qualcomm as the CDMA industry leader for complete, easy-to-migrate, end-to-end system solutions," said Sanjay Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "We are uniquely positioned to drive the global expansion of CDMA2000 1X and to develop highly-integrated products that enable the easiest possible technology transitions while providing leading performance for both modems and applications processing."
The CSM6700 chip is targeted to deliver a higher level of integration for CDMA2000 1X infrastructure equipment manufacturers for their CDMA2000 Revision D base station products, and is backward compatible with the IS-95 and CDMA2000 1X Release 0 and Release A features. The CSM6700 solution supports more than 200 forward-link and reverse-link channels and 4-way receive diversity. Delivering more than six times the user capacity compared to the current CSM5000 solution for CDMA2000 1X, the increased user capacity allows infrastructure equipment manufacturers and network operators to upgrade their CDMA2000 1X equipment with significantly higher network capacity improvements, equipment design space savings and cost efficiencies.
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. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and is a 2003 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, 2002, and most recent Form 10-Q.