Qualcomm unveils new CDMA technology

Wireless provider Qualcomm on Tuesday announced its new family of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) Mobile Station Modem integrated circuits and system software, which allow for new services and expanded roaming.

Qualcomm CMDA Technologies (QCT) unit developed its new MSM6xxx family of products to support multimode, multibrand second-generation (2G) and third-generation (3G) wireless technologies, the company said in a statement. The products provide global roaming capabilities across CDMA2000 (Code Division Multiple Access 2000), CDMA 1xEV, W-CDMA (Wideband Code Division Multiple Access) and GSM/GPRS (Global System for Mobile telecommunications/General Packet Radio Service) Networks.

All members of the MSMxxx family of integrated circuits and system software feature QCT's new radioOne direct RF (radio frequency)-to-baseband conversion technology, which Motorola said cuts the total number of radio components in half in a handset. This in turn allows for less costly production of handsets, the company said. RadioOne technology eliminates the need for an intermediate frequency as it uses high-dynamic range receivers, according to the company.

The announcement was made at the CTIA Wireless 2001 Conference in Las Vegas.

Qualcomm, in San Diego, California, can be reached at +1-619-587-1121 or at http://www.qualcomm.com/.

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