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Philips unveils next-gen LDMOS WiMAX solutions

Posted: 14 Jun 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Philips? Gen6? LDMOS? WiMAX? base station?

Royal Philips Electronics has announced its next-generation LDMOS WiMAX line-up for base station solutions that promises up to 3.8GHz of performance over the 802.16e mobile WiMAX platform, offering users access to broadband communication anytime, anywhere.

According to the company, the Gen6 laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) technology features enhanced RF performance, as well as unparalleled linearity and power gain. The new LDMOS WiMAX base station also offers high levels of system efficiency, requiring less energy to power the network infrastructure so that network operators can deliver next-generation WiMAX services and connectivity to consumers for less operational expenditure, the company added.

For system architects, Philips provides a full suite of intuitive development tools including software models and S-parameters, making it easy to design and integrate their solutions in the shortest time possible.

Will Strauss, president and principal analyst for market research firm Forward Concepts, said: "We view WiMAX as complementary to both Wi-Fi and 3G cellular technologies. Fixed 802.16e systems can provide backbones for Wi-Fi hotspots where DSL or cable is unavailable or impractical. The growing WLAN market is a classic example of how a market can continue to expand as costs and prices ride down the learning curve, opening up new applications and market opportunities."

Philips offers RF transceivers for 802.16e WiMAX. The UXF234xx series is a set of fully integrated, low-power, dual conversion transceivers, the company said, which enable easy, robust and reliable broadband communication for mobile devices such as phones, PCMCIA cards, laptops and PDAs. Featuring ultra-low noise, high dynamic range and high linearity, these new transceivers allow seamless handover between base stations, Philips explained.

Philips has been a member of the WiMAX Forum since January 2006.

The Gen6 LDMOS WiMAX transistors and WiMAX transceivers are available today. Gen6 LDMOS is integrated into Philips BLF6G38-6, BLF6G38(S)-40, BLF6G27(S)-45, BLC6G27-100, BLF6G23(S)-45, and BLC6G23-100. New LDMOS S-Band types are also available in BLS6G3135(S)-120, BLS6G3135(S)-20. Samples of the UXF234xx WiMAX transceivers covering 2.3- to 2.4GHz frequency bands are available today. Samples of transceivers covering 2.5- to 2.7GHz and 3.5GHz bands will be available in Q3 2006.

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