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Infineon, Panasonic team up for dual-mode 3G phone

Posted: 09 Oct 2006 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Infineon Technologies AG? SoftBank 705P? 3G? Panasonic Mobile Communications? dual-mode handsets?

Infineon Technologies AG announced that its GPRS/UMTS multimedia platform will power Panasonic Mobile Communications Co. Ltd's newest Softbank 705P mobile handset. The Softbank Mobile Corp. handset will be for the Japan market.

Infineon's scalable Multimedia Platform EDGE/UMTS (MP-EU) allows mobile phone manufacturers to introduce various UMTS models based on the same core architecture, reducing design cycles and cutting time-to-market. It has all necessary hardware and software components of a mobile handset.

"Infineon and Panasonic have a long track-record of successful cooperation and we are happy to expand our activities by bringing a common dual-mode 3G solution in the market," said Dr. Hermann Eul, management board member and president of communication solutions business group at Infineon. "With the proven MP-EU solution, Infineon has demonstrated its capability to deliver an attractive and competitive dual-mode platform, which also fulfils the special requirements of the Japanese market to its customers."

The Softbank 705P dual-mode phone supports 3GPP Release 99 specifications, and fully conforms and passes interoperability and field testing with all leading infrastructure vendors and operators.

The MP-EU hardware reference design consists of proprietary baseband, RF transceiver, power management and Bluetooth devices. This software platform has GPRS/UMTS dual-mode protocol stacks complemented by APOXI application and multimedia framework. Infineon's subsidiary Comneon provided for all its software modules.

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