Qualcomm announce RF solution for global WCDMA roaming
Posted on 14-Feb-2005 20:46
Filed under: News
Qualcomm Incorporated is introducing a tri-band WCDMA (UMTS)/HSDPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE (EGPRS) radioOne solution to enable a true global roaming between WCDMA markets in Europe, North America and Asia.
Handset manufacturers can implement one of two RF configurations for market-specific devices:
RTR6250/RFR6250 for quad-band EGPRS, dual-band WCDMA 1900/2100 MHz and gpsOne support or
RTR6250/RFR6250/RFR6220 for quad-band EGPRS, tri-band WCDMA 850/1900/2100 MHz and gpsOne support
Engineering samples of the RFR6220 device are expected to ship in the second quarter of calendar 2005. The RFR6250 and RTR6250 devices are commercially available today.
"We've added a tri-band WCDMA RF chipset to our extensive WCDMA portfolio to enable global roaming across Europe, North America and Asia," said Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "This is an industry first that further strengthens our WCDMA/HSDPA product portfolio."