Eindhoven, The Netherlands, February 6, 2008 – NXP Semiconductors will be demonstrating a dual-mode EDGE-WiMAX reference design at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11-14, 2008. The dual-mode reference design combines NXP's Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5210 for EDGE networks with the forthcoming Intel WiMAX Connection 2400 solution for ultra mobile and CE devices, formerly codenamed, "Baxter Peak." A fully validated reference design for the dual-mode EDGE-WiMAX solution will be available from NXP in second half 2008.
Taking advantage of the most widely deployed cellular network (EDGE) and a keen interest in WiMAX from operators, the dual-mode reference design will allow OEMs and ODMs to offer enhanced mobility on a wide range of consumer devices, such as laptops, smart phones, PDAs, cameras, via PCMCIA cards, PCI Express cards, USB dongles or even embedded on a circuit board for ultra-small form factor devices. For mobile operators with existing GSM/EDGE networks, the dual-mode EDGE-WiMAX solution could provide a practical way to gradually build-out a WiMAX data overlay network. Subscribers would be able to enjoy the high speeds of the WiMAX data overlay network where available, and revert to the GSM/EDGE network for coverage and circuit-switched voice.
The dual-mode EDGE-WiMAX solution will be demonstrated at at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 11-14, 2008. The demo is powered by Alvarion's end-to-end 4Motion Mobile WiMAX solution.
For more information on Intel's Baxter Peak and other WiMAX products, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/wimax/products.htm.
For more information on NXP's Nexperia Cellular System Solution for EDGE, visit http://www.nxp.com/applications/portable/mid_tier/index.html.