Fujitsu Microelectronics America 's mobile WiMAX Soc integrates MAC and PHY functions and is designed to optimize both performance and power consumption
The Fujitsu mobile WiMAX SoC is fully compliant with the IEEE 802.16e-2005 Mobile WiMAX standard. The company's first generation mobile WiMAX SoC includes the following features:
- Highly integrated, scalable1024 Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) OFDMA PHY and full MAC processors
- Adaptive modulation schemes including 64QAM, 16QAM, QPSK, and BPSK
- Interface for MIMO RF modules
- 90nm with low-leakage process technology
- Small-footprint FBGA package
While Fujitsu supports a range of applications in the 802.16-2004 market, the company believes that fixed solutions will be complemented, not displaced, by emerging WiMAX mobility solutions, according to Keith Horn, senior vice president of sales and
marketing for Fujitsu Microelectronics America.
Applications such as wireless VPN, disaster recovery, wireless backhaul and broadcast-quality streaming media will continue to be best served by fixed WiMAX, he said. High-speed vehicular data sharing, consumer-in-motion and mobile appliance connectivity will require mobile WiMAX
Fujitsu's mobile WiMAX SoC will be designed into subscriber systems that will be deployed along with 802.16e-2005 compliant base stations in supporting end to end mobile wireless networks.
One of Fujitsu's key differentiators, Horn said, is its proven ability in offering networking products ranging from the core and edge networks to the last mile. Fujitsu's Total WiMAX Program will adopt a similar market-engagement strategy by offering a line-up of products that will enable mobile operators and market-oriented service providers to quickly deploy their networks and realize time-to-revenue benefits.
Engineering samples will be available in 1Q 2007. Systems using the Fujitsu mobile WiMAX SoC will be submitted to the WiMAX Forum for certification in 3Q 2007.
More information is available at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/wimax.
For more information on WiMAX, visit the WiMax Forum at http:// www/wimaxforum.org.