Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced a single-chip UMTS complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) transceiver designed to enable more affordable devices. The RTR6280™ transceiver provides global roaming capabilities with multi-band UMTS and quad-band EDGE.
“We remain committed to enabling lower-cost devices, from entry-level handsets to feature-rich Smartphones,” said Luis Pineda, senior vice president of marketing and product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “The RTR6280 is designed to deliver global UMTS roaming capabilities at significantly lower cost and with high levels of integration to optimize the size and power consumption of devices.”
The RTR6280 solution, as well as the Company's recently sampled RTR6285™ transceiver, which features the RTR6280 solution's functionality with the addition of receive diversity and GPS, is the world's smallest dual-mode transceiver with multi-band UMTS and quad-band EDGE. The RTR6280 transceiver supports a variety of band combinations:
- Japanese triple-band UMTS (bands 1, 6, 9)
- European emerging dual-band UMTS (bands 1, 8)
- Chinese and rest-of-world single and dual-band UMTS (bands 1, 3,)
- Global GSM and EDGE (800/900/1800/1900 MHz)
The RTR6280 transceiver is designed in a cost-effective CMOS process to enable more cost-efficient devices. The transceiver also replaces previous-generation, two-chip RF solutions and can reduce overall power consumption by up to 50 percent. Innovative circuit and system design further reduce the handset bill-of-materials costs by eliminating external passive components, such as select surface acoustic wave filters. The high level of integration in a compact uQFN package enables slim, sleek form factors for mobile handsets.
The RTR6280 is scheduled to sample in the first quarter of 2007 as part of complete Mobile Station Modem™ (MSM™) solutions, including the MSM6245™, MSM6255A™, MSM6260™ and MSM6280A™ chipsets.
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 2006 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 speed with which the RTR6280 is developed and sampled, 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 24, 2006, and most recent Form 10-Q.