Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of advanced technologies and data solutions, today announced that the Company has added support for CDMA2000® and WCDMA (UMTS) wireless services in the 700 MHz band to its product roadmap. Qualcomm's RTR6570™ transceiver delivers support for the 700 MHz band to CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) devices. The transceiver also supports all other frequency bands in the United States, including 850 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, and 1900 MHz for CDMA2000. The RTR6570 is a CMOS transceiver that is scheduled to sample mid-2008, enabling commercial devices to be ready for the first 700 MHz service launches expected as early as the beginning of 2009.
“Qualcomm is pleased to offer the first CMOS transceiver solution offering support for 700 MHz, meeting the needs of any of our customers who will be designing either CDMA2000 or WCDMA (UMTS) devices in that spectrum,” said Steve Brown, senior director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. “The RTR6570 will help to ensure the availability of devices when the first services in 700 MHz launch, helping accelerate the commercialization of new application possibilities for wireless users.”
The RTR6570 is a single-chip, quad-band transceiver solution for CDMA2000 devices, and provides 700 MHz support for WCDMA (UMTS) devices. The RTR6570 will also enable devices that allow public safety agencies to deploy broadband services in their 700 MHz spectrum allocation. Qualcomm's existing Cell Site Modem™ (CSM™) CSM6800™ for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B base stations also supports the 700 MHz band, providing an end-to-end solution for new CDMA2000 services launching in this spectrum.
For more information about the RTR6570 transceiver, please visit www.cdmatech.com/rtr6570.
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 2007 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, 2007.