TeleCIS Wireless' TCW1620 is based on IEEE 802.16-2004 for fixed WiMAX but also enables network operators to roll out a portable WiMAX solution years before the advent of standardized mobile services.
The TCW1620 provides more than just the WiMAX mandatory compliance features and many optional features in the IEEE standard. Enhancements include MIMO-based techniques such as spatial diversity to boost signal gain while keeping power consumption low.
The company's Rx Technologies range-extension techniques provide performance up to 15dB over competing solutions. The ASIC has built in support for a 2-antenna (Rx and Tx) MIMO, which delivers high performance in a non line-of-sight environment in a very small form factor and the lowest bill of materials cost for fixed and portable equipment vendors.
Portable capability is attractive to network operators because a WiMAX system or network supporting last-mile access applications can also support portable operation.
Consumers accustomed to WiFi-like roaming and portability also stand to benefit sooner from the higher connection speeds, QoS enabled applications and larger coverage area afforded by WiMAX service.
TeleCIS will continue to lead the market with its second chip, the TCW2720, delivering WiMAX (802.16e) Mobile/WiBro, WiFi, MIMO and smart antenna functionality in a single chip designed for handheld devices. This chip will allow end-users to seamlessly connect to the most appropriate.
The TCW 1620 will be available to customers in May. More information is available at www.telecis.com.