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Renesas ships dual-mode mobile handset chip samples

Posted: 26 Aug 2005 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:lsi? ntt docomo? dual-mode mobile handset? baseband processor?

Renesas Technology Corp. is shipping evaluation samples of a single-chip LSI that is jointly developed with NTT DoCoMo Inc. Evaluation samples have been available for customers since the end of July 2005 for dual-mode mobile handsets.

With technological development investment from NTT DoCoMo since July 2004, the jointly developed LSI is expected to promote the global use of FOMA and similar 3G mobile handsets. It also reduces costs by incorporating a dual baseband processor handling W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS systems together with a Renesas SH-Mobile application processor.

Combining the W-CDMA technology expertise of NTT DoCoMo with Renesas' advanced LSI fabrication, multimedia application processing, and GSM/GPRS technologies, both companies have developed the single-chip LSI that offers high performance together with low power consumption. Customers are now evaluating samples embedded to a reference board for their communication functions.

Renesas plans to begin mass production of the new LSI in the second quarter of 2006. A 3G mobile phone platform incorporating this LSI will also be offered to FOMA and GSM/GPRS handset manufacturers.

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