Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced the industry's first single-chip UMTS radio frequency (RF) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transceiver with receive diversity and GPS. The RTR6285™ is the world's most advanced multi-mode UMTS/EGPRS transceiver with integrated receive diversity and GPS, providing global roaming with multi-band UMTS and quad-band EGPRS. Integrated receive diversity on the RTR6285 transceiver enables increases in network capacity of up to 50 percent and of up to 100 percent for average HSDPA data throughput. The integration of GPS functionality helps meet demand for location and emergency services, while minimizing the cost of offering GPS by eliminating the need for many additional components.
“The RTR6285 transceiver's architecture provides the highest level of RF integration in the industry to achieve the smallest footprint for a multi-band, multi-mode transceiver,” said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “This will enable device manufacturers to cost-effectively develop global handsets with small and slim form-factors, while enabling increased capacity and throughput for network operators with integrated receive diversity.”
The RTR6285 transceiver supports the following bands:
- North American triple-band UMTS (bands 2, 4, 5)
- Japanese triple-band UMTS (bands 1, 6, 9)
- European, Chinese and rest-of-world triple-band UMTS (bands 1, 3, 8)
- Global quadruple-band GSM and EDGE (800/900/1800/1900 MHz)
The RTR6285 transceiver features cost-effective 0.18 micron RF CMOS process technology to improve talk and standby time and enhance performance. Innovative circuit design and topology further reduces handset bill-of-materials costs by eliminating external passive components, such as select surface acoustic wave filters, through integration and design architecture. A compact 8mm x 8mm package enables slim, sleek form-factors for mobile handsets by replacing existing two-chip UMTS receive diversity RF chipset solutions.
Sampling is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2006 as part of complete Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) chipset solutions. The RTR6285 transceiver is compatible with the MSM7200™, MSM6280™, MSM6260™, MSM6255A™ and MSM6245™ chipsets for UMTS networks, as well as the UMTS/CDMA2000® MSM7600™ chipset solution.
Mobile receive diversity combines RF signals from multiple antennas in order to improve overall received signal strength, thereby enabling significant increases in network capacity. In addition, it enables mobile devices to experience higher average data throughput at the cell edge for mobile broadband cellular data networks. Receive diversity allows for better cellular coverage and in-building penetration, improved quality of service with fewer dropped calls, and enhancement of all wireless services, including voice calls, mixed voice and data traffic, voice over Internet Protocol applications and Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Services. The RTR6285 transceiver's integration of receive diversity technology specifically reduces manufacturers' bill-of-materials costs by eliminating the need for additional external radio components.
For more information on the RTR6285 transceiver, please visit www.umtschips.com/rtr6285.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on CDMA and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 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 25, 2005, and most recent Form 10-Q.