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UBM solution supports FLO, DVB-H, ISDB-T

Posted: 30 May 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Qualcomm? universal broadcast modem? UBS?

Wireless tech developer Qualcomm Inc. has announced a single-chip universal broadcast modem (UBM) solution supporting three of the world's leading mobile broadcast standards.

According to the company, the UBM solution is a single, cost-effective chip with support for FLO technology, DVB-H and one-segment ISDB-T, creating a common platform that handset manufacturers can leverage to address multiple standards.

"Mobile TV on handsets is gaining momentum in the wireless industry, even as network operators continue to evaluate the various standards available," said Mike Concannon, vice president of strategic products for Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. "Our UBM solution addresses the industry's need by providing a single universal chip that supports three of the world's leading standards, enabling mobile handsets to receive real-time content regardless of the broadcast technology selected by operators."

The device addresses the needs of network operators in Europe, Asia, North America and elsewhere for the deployment of mobile broadcast services, Qualcomm said. The product offers a high-level of integration to deliver a single-chip FLO solution for the North American market that also includes specific enhancements necessary for deployment outside of North America.

The product is designed as a companion to Qualcomm's mobile station modem (MSM) baseband chipsets, but can also be used with other products. The device leverages the processing power of the enhanced multimedia and convergence platforms, the company said, eliminating the need for additional dedicated application processors for more power-efficient devices with smaller form-factors.

Specific performance features of the UBM solution include support for the entire UHF bandwidth (-470 to 862MHz); Tunable modes 5-, 6-, 7- and 8MHz channel bandwidths; and, support for single- and multi-frequency networks.

Designed to be compatible with both CDMA2000 and WCDMA/UMTS devices, the UBM solution is expected to sample in Q1 2007.

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