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WiMAX chips target handheld mobile apps

Posted: 03 Jun 2009 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

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MT7110 WiMAX chips

MediaTek has introduced three second generation IEEE 802.16e WiMAX chips designed for customer-premises equipments (CPE), handsets and other mobile devices.

The MT7110 series is fully compliant with WiMAX Forum Wave2 specifications. The MT7117/7119 are designed for WiMAX CPE, while the MT7118 targets handsets, USB dongles and embedded devices. All three are featured with two transmitters and two receivers with support for uplink and downlink MIMO and beamforming with sounding.

MT7118 is intended to address the need of embedded devices for low power with its patented power saving technology. It also supports diskless auto-installation for laptop USB dongles.

Meanwhile, the MT7117/7119 aim for high performance and cost-effective CPE applications. MT7117 integrates an Ethernet PHY and DSP to support a single VoIP port. MT7119 has an integrated Ethernet switch and PHYs, and support four ports of VoIP. Both chips are featured with two tightly integrated dual-core processors with well-architected system and memory buses, optimized for performance.

"MT7117/7119 deliver higher networking and VoIP throughput while consuming less power than competing solutions. We are proud to introduce these two WiMAX SoC that are clearly leading in performance and integration. Customers will be able to build cost effective CPEs that exceed the requirements from WiMAX operators," said CT Chuang, VP of MediaTek.

Other hardware features of MT7119 include PCI and USB interfaces for Wi-Fi and other co-processors. MT7119 is targeted for sub-$80 of fully-featured IAD devices and MT7117 is for sub-$50 simple CPE.

Separately, MediaTek provides free of charge, voice DSP and full SIP protocol stack. Other software components included in the software package are TR-069, SNMP, OMA-DM, FOTA, connection managers, which are all available to partners and customers.

Samples and pricing are available upon request. MT7117 and 7119 are available in both commercial and industrial temp packages for extreme outdoor environment.

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