DSP Communications said it has begun volume production of its processor chip set for CDMA baseband wireless applications. The first volume deliveries of the D5411 chip set will be made to handset manufacturers in the second quarter, the company said.
The chip set consists of a CDMA digital ASIC and an analog interface ASIC. The chip set is being aimed at cellular phones, Personal Communications Services handsets, or wireless local loop applications, Cupertino, Calif.-based DSP said.
In addition to serving the IS-95 standard for cellular phones, the D5411 chip set has several analog modes to support AMPS, JTACS, or NTACS, according to the company.
"In the coming months, we will offer further integration enabling size, price, and power reductions. Additionally, we will continue to meet the evolving set of IS-95 standards and requirements our customers demand," said Arnon Kohavi, vice president of business development at DSP.
The company said it expects to see the introduction of handsets based on its chip set by the middle of 1998. DSP has announced partnerships with Kyocera, Siemens, Fujitsu, and Kenwood, which have announced plans to introduce CDMA handsets in the coming months.