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GSM/GPRS/Edge dev't system unveiled

Posted: 17 Feb 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:communication system development? processor? subsystem RF?

ASOCS, a developer of wireless MultiComms processors and system solutions for handheld devices, and Renesas Technology Europe announced the availability of a GSM/GPRS/Edge communication development system. Comprising an ASOCS MP100 MultiComms processor and a Renesas Technology DRACO3 RF subsystem, the development system allows handset designers to rapidly prototype combined cellular and Internet products.

"The proven, stable RF sub-system from Renesas Technology gives our customers a very quick time-to-market with ASOCS MP100 MultiComms processor-based handsets and handhelds. Our customers expect a field-proven GSM solution with world-class international support. We found these qualities in Renesas and their cellular sub-systems," said Tom Yemington, ASOCS VP of business development.

The ASOCS MP100 MultiComms processor offers high-performance software reconfigurable modems, low latency air-interface switching and minimal power consumption, enabling user-transparent access to the Internet. Using this processor, handset and device developers can now run cellular and Wi-Fi concurrently. Providing the development systems RF capability, Renesas' DRACO3 enables a power-efficient, cost-effective quad band Edge radio solution in a compact footprint. Available for most leading baseband platforms, the highly integrated DRACO3 RF solution supports dual mode operation with a flexible HPA architecture.

"We are delighted to partner with ASOCS to help drive wireless convergence by using their groundbreaking MP100 MultiComms processor solution", said Chris Litchfield, manager of Renesas Technology Europe's mobile business group. "Our DRACO3 is well suited to address the upcoming wireless convergence market due to its low power consumption, feature set, robust performance, high quality and availability."

ASOCS is currently sampling the MP100 processor to select customers.

- Henri Arnold
EE Times Europe

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