San Bruno, CA IPWireless introduced its Mobile Broadband Gateway, a device measuring less than 160 cm3 and weighing less than 150 g that integrates high-speed packet-based UMTS TDD, WiFi and Bluetooth to give users their own personal, secure, and fully mobile hotspot. Developed as the first project of the recently-announced TDD Design Center, the Mobile Broadband Gateway will be available to operators during the second quarter.
The device operates across 450 to 3600MHz. Power is provided by AC power or through an internal Ah Li-Ion battery, and is specified at 2 Amps peak at 5 volts.
TDD transmitter power is specified at +24 dBm (+1/-3dB) with an integral antenna gain of 2.5 dBi (+/- 1dB). Interfaces include 802.11b/g client, Bluetooth 1.2 Enhanced Data Rate client, and USB v1.
The battery-powered Mobile Broadband Gateway creates a personal hotspot that connects laptops, PDAs, and Bluetooth phones anywhere in coverage of a UMTS TDD broadband network.
The device supports downlink data rates of up to 3Mbits/s with up to 1Mbits/s on the uplink. Featuring a USB connection, and SIM/USIM capabilities or username with password for security and authentication, it supports high-speed handover at faster than vehicular speeds.
This is the first device developed by the TDD Design Center, a partnership between Teleca, IPWireless, and WSI.
Priced by distributors, it will be available in Q2 2005.
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