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Mobile WiMax tranceiver released

Philips subsidiary, NXP, has released the world’s first fully integrated, high-performance WiMAX family of transceivers specifically for mobile and handheld applications.

The 2.3 – 2.4 GHz UXF23480 designed for use within North America and Australia and the 2.5 – 2.7 GHz UXF23460 for use throughout Taiwan, Japan, North America and Europe are both fully 802.16e compliant and deliver significant benefits, enabling robust terminal designs.

The new family of NXP WiMAX transceivers minimizes the need for additional components, reducing design time and speeding up time to market. Combining low power consumption, a noise figure of less than three decibels, as well as high adjacent channel rejection, NXP’s high-performance ICs deliver significant benefits to mobile, nomadic and fixed wireless access (FWA) equipment.

Some of the biggest challenges for WiMAX-enabled mobile devices are associated with handover from base station to base station. NXP has developed a high-quality solution which is proven to offer seamless handover.

In addition the UXF23480/60 is an interoperable solution which will work with a variety of basebands by utilizing standard analog I/Q and serial interfacing and co-exists with cellular, WLAN and Bluetooth standards.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.