MANHASSET, N.Y. Fujitsu Microelectronics America Inc. and SiGe Semiconductor Inc. have announced the availability of a complete reference design for developing WiMAX-capable broadband wireless access systems.
The reference design is based on the MB87M3400, a WiMAX-compliant baseband system-on-chip (SoC) from Fujitsu (Sunnyvale, Calif.), and the SE7351L/SE7051L RF transceiver chipset from SiGe Semiconductor (Ottawa, Ontario).
SiGe has been leveraging its RF experience to penetrate the WiMAX market. The company recently introduced four chips to cover the signal chain to up to the WiMAX baseband, including the SE7351L, a 3.5 GHz RF transceiver chipset.
According to both companies, the reference design delivers high linearity, low noise, and a broad transmit-tuning range of 3.3 to 3.8 GHz. The performance achieved by the devices allows simultaneous broadband delivery of high-speed voice, data and video services.
"The new reference design provides manufacturers with an optimized layout and fully tested design to ensure they can quickly conform to the requirements of the 802.16-2004 specification," said Andrew Parolin, director of wireless at SiGe Semiconductor, in a statement. "We look forward to continued developments with Fujitsu to deliver technology to OEMs that will accelerate the deployment of broadband wireless networking applications."