Tuesday, May 30, 2006
Sirific Wireless Receives “Ultimate Product” Nomination from EE Times
SW3200 single-chip CMOS HEDGE RF transceiver for 3.5G mobile applications gets nod for Top 10 in the RF/Microwave product category
Richardson, Texas – May 30, 2006 – Sirific Wireless Limited, an innovator of single-chip CMOS RF transceivers for multi-mode wireless applications, today announced that its SW3200 single-chip CMOS HSDPA / WEDGE RF transceiver, the first product in the Nexus™ III family, has been selected as an “Ultimate Product” finalist by eeProductCenter's editors.
The SW3200 is the world’s first single-chip CMOS, multi-band HEDGE (HSDPA/WCDMA/EDGE) RF transceiver. This highly-integrated RF transceiver also supports downlink data rates up to 10.2 Mbps with high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) Category 9 operation.
The SW3200 incorporates Sirific’s low-noise, wide-band direct up-/down-conversion architectures and patented frequency synthesizer design. These advanced CMOS RFIC architectures, coupled with the application of innovative digital CMOS design techniques, enable the SW3200 to achieve the highest levels of integration and HEDGE performance with a reduction in current consumption. The result is a low-power, high-performance CMOS HEDGE RF transceiver that enables a complete radio solution with an RF PCB area that is less than 5.3 cm2 and an RF bill of materials less than 137 components.
"We’re excited to see this innovative RF product being embraced by the technical expert’s at EE Times and the user community,” said Michael J. Hogan, president and CEO of Sirific. “Our nomination further validates the technical capabilities of the Nexus III family of 3.5G transceivers, and reflects what our customers are demanding in order to enable the next-generation of advanced handsets and mobile devices."
The results, along with editorial product reviews, user ratings and comments, will be reported in a special "Ultimate Products" feature on June 26. To read the eeProductCenter review of Sirific’s SW3200, please visit eeproductcenter.com. For more information on Sirific’s SW3200, please visit sirific.com/sw3200.
About eeProductCenter’s Ultimate Products
EE Times solicits input from its readers in ranking the "Ultimate Products" based on their features and performance capabilities in seven categories: analog ICs; processors, controls and memory (including DSP); components, interconnects and electromechanical; logic and programmable logic (including ASICs); power components and sources; RF and microwave; and test and measurement.
The products are nominated by the technical editors of eeProductCenter. Category specific ballots are sent to up to 1,000 targeted product users, soliciting ratings of the editors' selections. Product raters are selected by their specified interests, based on the publication's qualification and on-line registration. Participating and competing manufacturers are excluded as raters, as are students. Registration information is matched for identity verification.
About Sirific Wireless Limited
Sirific Wireless Limited is a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs and develops CMOS RF transceiver integrated circuits for multi-mode mobile devices. Sirific is Advancing RF CMOS™ with a broad portfolio of single-chip 3.5G products that exceed today’s industry standards to satisfy the requirements of tomorrow’s wireless applications. The company is headquartered in Richardson, Texas, with offices in the United States and Canada. For more information about Sirific Wireless visit sirific.com.