Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Sirific Wireless to Showcase World's Smallest Multi-Band HSDPA / WEDGE Radio Module at 3GSM
SW3200 Single-Chip CMOS RF Transceiver Enables Industry’s Smallest Radio Footprint and Lowest Bill of Materials
Richardson, Texas – February 7, 2006 – Sirific Wireless Limited, an innovator of single-chip CMOS RF transceivers for multi-mode wireless applications, announced today that it will showcase its EM3200 multi-band HSDPA / WEDGE radio evaluation module at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain (February 13-16, 2006).
The EM3200 is the mobile industry’s smallest multi-band HSDPA / WEDGE radio evaluation module for 3.5G mobile applications. It incorporates a complete tri-band WCDMA (bands I, II and V), quad-band GSM / EDGE radio subsystem, which is designed around Sirific’s industry leading SW3200 single-chip CMOS RF transceiver. This compact multi-band radio module incorporates fewer than 130 components in a board area of less than 7.0 cm2 – more than 150% smaller than the competition.
“The EM3200 is the result of Sirific’s focused effort to deliver the world’s most integrated and cost effective RF solutions for multi-mode mobile handsets,” said Michael J. Hogan, President and CEO of Sirific Wireless. “RF board space and cost are among the top concerns for manufacturers of next-generation multi-media, thin-profile mobile phones. Sirific’s EM3200 addresses both of these concerns by providing a multi-band HSDPA / WEDGE radio subsystem with the industry’s smallest footprint and lowest bill of materials.”
Central to the EM3200 radio evaluation module is Sirific’s SW3200 HSDPA / WEDGE RF transceiver, a featured product in Sirific’s Nexus™ III family of 3.5G single-chip CMOS RF transceivers. This highly integrated multi-band RF transceiver chip supports transmit and receive operation in all four EDGE, GPRS, and GSM bands, as well as five WCDMA bands (I, II, III, IV and V) with HSDPA downlink data rates up to 10.2 Mbps. It also interfaces directly to WEDGE baseband processors by means of an integrated 2.5G DigRF-compliant digital baseband interface and an analog baseband interface.
The EM3200 features superior WCDMA radio front-end components from TriQuint Semiconductor. TriQuint’s TQM616017 WCDMA (Cellular Band) Tx module and TQM666017 WCDMA Band II (PCS Band) Tx module both implement a highly efficient linear power amplifier (PA), Tx RF SAW filter and Rx/Tx duplexer in a compact design. These high-performance modules, coupled with Sirific’s SW3200 single-chip CMOS RF transceiver, facilitate a multi-band HSDPA / WEDGE radio subsystem that sets new standards for performance, size, cost, and power efficiency.
"TriQuint is pleased with Sirific’s accomplishments in combining our industry leading products to produce a world class RF solution for next-generation mobile handsets,” said TriQuint Semiconductor Product Marketing Manager, Juergen Hartmann. “The EM3200 demonstrates the full value of our state-of-the-art WCDMA RF front-end modules in a compact and power efficient multi-band radio subsystem.”
Come see the EM3200 at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona
Visit the TriQuint Semiconductor display area (Hall 2, Space H75) to see Sirific’s EM3200 radio evaluation module.
To Learn More
More information on the EM3200 radio evaluation module can be found at www.sirific.com/nexus3.htm.
Pricing and Availability
The EM3200 kit, which includes radio module hardware, documentation and technical support, is available now to mobile handset designers at a price of $950 US.
About Sirific Wireless Limited
Sirific Wireless Limited is a privately held fabless semiconductor company that designs and develops RF transceiver integrated circuits in CMOS for multi-mode mobile devices. Sirific is Advancing RF CMOS™ with a broad portfolio of single-chip CMOS RF 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 www.sirific.com.