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Wireless processor runs multiple interfaces

Posted: 21 May 2008     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:wireless processor  air interfaces  single-chip 

ASOCS has announced the MP100, the world's first wireless MultiComms processor capable of running up to three wireless air interfaces simultaneously.

Customers using ASOCS' single-chip MultiComm processor can reduce the BOM by up to 50 per cent and reduce power consumption by as much as 70 per cent, whilst supporting wireless standards such as GSM/EDGE/GPRS, Wi-Fi, HD Mobile Digital TV and GPS. The software reconfigurable ModemX core in the MP100 further enables handheld device manufacturers, OEMs and ODMs to move into the 4G era smoothly by developing software-based Super 3G, LTE, and Mobile WiMax products today.

"Launching the world's first MultiComm processor positions ASOCS at the forefront of the emerging world of wireless convergence," said Tom Yemington, VP of Business Development. "With LTE deployment expected to begin as early 2010, device manufacturers are faced with yet another communications standard to integrate. OEMs using ASOCS ModemX technology can ship a single-chip mainstream MultiComms base band solution in parallel with LTE development and later add LTE as a low-risk software upgrade."

The MP100 was developed by ASOCS, in conjunction with Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd, a world leader in LSI applications and advanced semiconductor process technologies. Fujitsu process technology coupled with ASOCS patented technology, enables flexible interface with all major RF standards to form a complete wireless MultiComm system-on-a-chip. Initial lots of the MP100 were produced by using Fujitsu's advanced shuttle service (SiExpress) enabling customers to begin ASOCS' MP100 evaluation in the shortest possible time.

"The MP100 fabricated by Fujitsu's advanced process technology enables users to fully utilise MultiComm solution that is on the forefront of technology" said Satoru Yamaguchi, VP for Global Strategic Marketing of Fujitsu Microelectronics Ltd.

The ASOCS MP100 MultiComm processor introduces a revolutionary approach to wireless communication—a single IP-based platform offering high-performance, software reconfigurable modems, low latency air-interface switching, and minimal power consumption—enabling user-transparent access to the internet. For the first time, users can enjoy the true mobile internet without manually optimising performance, cost, and power consumption.

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