Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the RFR6155™ device, the Company's first dual-band RF CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) receive chip for CDMA2000® 1X, and the RFT6150™ transmit device for dual-band roaming capabilities. The RFR6155 device also integrates a GPS receiver, which supports Qualcomm's gpsOne™ solution, the world's most broadly deployed assisted-GPS handset technology. The RFR6155 and RFT6150 chips are a cost-effective radioOne™ Zero Intermediate Frequency (ZIF) solution supporting both low-band Japan CDMA/Cellular (800 MHz), and high-band Korean PCS (1800 MHz)/PCS (1900 MHz) and IMT (2100 MHz) frequency. The enhanced integration of the RFR6155/RFT6150 solution simplifies radio design and promotes cost reduction to enable affordable wireless devices for expanding CDMA2000 markets, including China, Japan, Korea, Latin America and North America.
The RFR6155 device is a cost-optimized radioOne receiver providing full RF-to-baseband down conversion, including integrated low-noise amplifiers (LNA), a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO), local oscillator (LO) generation, phase locked loop (PLL), direct down conversion mixers and integrated baseband filters - resulting in reduced system power consumption. The RFT6150 chip is a radioOne dual-band transmit chip providing full baseband-to-RF up conversion with an optimized footprint for further space-saving advantages.
The RFR6155 and RFT6150 chips are a dedicated dual-band CDMA2000 1X RF solution that reduces board area by optimizing package size. The RFT6150 device is offered in a 5mm x 5mm, 32QFN package and will sample in Q4 2004. The RFR6155 device, which will sample in Q2 2005, is offered in a 6mm x 6mm, 40-pin Quad Flat No-Lead (40QFN) package. Qualcomm also announced the on-time sampling of the wireless industry's first single-band CDMA2000 1X RF CMOS solution.
Qualcomm's radioOne ZIF architecture eliminates the need for intermediate frequency components. With radioOne technology, Qualcomm's Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) chipsets require less printed-circuit board area than previous generations and reduce time-to-market development and bill-of-materials (BOM) costs.
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 the S&P 500 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 28, 2003, and most recent Form 10-Q.