Press Release

Qualcomm Paves the Way for Next-Generation Services on HSUPA

MSM7200 Chipset Supports Uplink-Intensive Applications and Cellular Broadcasting

May 4, 2006SAN DIEGO

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Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced that its Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) MSM7200™ chipset, the world’s first HSUPA solution, will enable a new generation of uplink-intensive wireless services requiring low network latency such as voice over Internet protocol (VoIP), push to multimedia for instant sharing of high-quality video and digital images, and richly rendered 3D gaming with multiple players. The MSM7200 solution also supports multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) for the cost-efficient broadcasting of multimedia content over existing UMTS networks.

“The MSM7200 is broadening the scope of what a mobile handset can do, bringing a new generation of services to the wireless user that converge multiple features of consumer electronics into a single compelling device with new network capabilities making these services possible,” said Alex Katouzian, senior director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “We are excited about this next step in the development of wireless capabilities, mobile multimedia and UMTS technology as we look forward to its imminent commercialization.”

The MSM7200 solution for HSUPA/HSDPA/WCDMA and EDGE/GPRS/GSM (EGPRS) networks supports data rates of up to 7.2 Mbps on the downlink and up to 5.76 Mbps on the uplink for speeds that are faster than wired broadband connections. By enabling uplink-intensive, data-intensive and low-latency applications, the MSM7200 chipset raises the bar for a wide range of entertainment, enterprise and multimedia services. Mobile users will benefit from a new seamless quality for 3D games, video files and web browsing with quicker downloading and uploading of email messages with large file attachments. Network operators can cost-effectively offer their subscribers the ability to receive compelling content such as news programs, traffic reports, television shows and movies on mobile handsets by leveraging the MBMS support featured on the MSM7200 solution to deliver high-quality video and audio content to a large number of users simultaneously without building a new network.

The MSM7200 chipset is part of Qualcomm’s Convergence Platform of dual-core solutions, featuring an integrated ARM9™ modem processor and ARM11™ applications processor with integrated engines from the Launchpad™ suite for increased data throughput and enhanced multimedia performance, including:

  • Support for third-party operating systems to leverage and expand the market for wireless PDAs and Smartphones
  • Multiplayer gaming using advanced 3D graphics and sophisticated 3D audio effects, high-quality digital image capture with camera support up to 8.0 megapixels, and high-performance VGA video decoding and encoding capabilities, all supported for NTSC/PAL TV output
  • Digital music playback with support for MP3, AAC/aacPlus™, Enhanced aacPlus, Windows Media® Audio and RealAudio™ file formats
  • Full support for commercially deployed location services with the gpsOne® Assisted-GPS solution

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Qualcomm Incorporated ( 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 2006 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.


Qualcomm and gpsOne are registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Launchpad, Mobile Station Modem, MSM, and MSM7200 are trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Windows Media is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corp. RealAudio is a trademark or registered trademark of RealNetworks, Inc. aacPlus is a trademark of Coding Technologies AB. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.