October 26, 2004 San Jose, CARoyal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) today announced the introduction of the Nexperia Cellular System Solution for low- to mid-end GSM/GPRS mobile handsets. Optimized for multimedia performance, the product helps to shorten development cycles and bring increasingly advanced, cost-effective handsets quickly to market.
Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5120 provides a new level of integration compared to the previous generation, Sy.Sol 5110. Reducing the overall component count by 25 to 30 percent, to a total of 75 components, means more available board space for advanced features. The component reduction has been achieved by integrating the new RF SiP (UAA3587), already available in Sy.Sol 6120-based handsets. The solution also features a new BGY502 front-end module that integrates the antenna switch, further simplifying the production environment. With the inclusion of these components a major integration step is achieved: the full radio solution measures less than 300sq mm, comprising two active components and less than 35 external passive components.
The 5120 includes the Nexperia Cellular Baseband (OM6357-7) device, the UAA3587 RF transceiver, the BGY502 front-end module, the PCF50603 power management unit and software.
Featuring 2 out of 4 bands (850/1900 or 900/1800), MMS 2.0, WAP, JAVA, the GSM/GPRS solution has achieved full Interoperability Test (IOT) validation. In a fast-moving environment, this testing ensures reliability as well as compliance with networks, certified with PCS Type Certification Review Board (PTCRB) release 3.0.1 and GSM Conformance Forum (GCF) 3.15 release. Optional software features include speech recognition, SyncML, Instant Messaging and Presence Services (IMPS) and LifeVibes audio enhancements. Hardware extensions include Bluetooth, Video MPEG 4 and FM radio.
Samples are available now. Volume production is scheduled for Q1 2005.