ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. -- In a move to unify major factions in the cell-phone market, PrairieComm Inc. here has unveiled what it claims is the world's first chip set that supports two competing digital standards.
The PCI 3700 OneChip baseband processor supports two of the world's most widely used digital cellular standards: TDMA and GSM.
By supporting two digital standards, the chipset represents an important milestone for the fragmented, chaotic industry and will enable manufacturers to build handsets that comply with the majority of digital standards and reach a market of some 250 million people, according to John Diehl, president and chief executive of PrairieComm.
The PCI3700 OneChip meets or exceeds the requisite international performance specifications, including GSM 4, 5, and 11.10, and TIA/EIA TDMA IS-136 and IS-137 standards. The PCI3700OneChip also supports a full range of data services including General Packet Data Services (GPRS) and IS-130/135 circuit-switched data.
Price and other specifications were not disclosed.