Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Sirific Wireless Introduces 3.5G HSDPA / WEDGE Radio Evaluation Module
SW3200 Single-Chip CMOS RF Transceiver Enables Industry’s Smallest Radio Footprint and Lowest Bill of Materials
January 31, 2006
RICHARDSON, Texas --Sirific Wireless Limited, an innovator of single-chip CMOS RF transceivers for multi-mode wireless applications, today introduced the mobile industry’s smallest multi-band HSDPA / WEDGE radio evaluation module for 3.5G handset applications. The EM3200 radio evaluation module incorporates a complete tri-band WCDMA (bands I, II and V), quad-band GSM / EDGE radio subsystem built around Sirific’s industry leading SW3200 single-chip CMOS RF transceiver. This compact multi-band radio design incorporates fewer than 130 components in a board area of less than 7.0 cm2 – more than 150% smaller than the competition.
“Board space is at a premium in next-generation multi-media, thin-profile mobile phones. Radio designs must be small and affordable to accommodate these feature-rich 3.5G mobile handsets.” said Michael J. Hogan, President and CEO of Sirific Wireless. “The EM3200 addresses this challenge and demonstrates that Sirific can deliver the industry’s smallest and most cost-competitive multi-band HSDPA / WEDGE radio solution.”
The SW3200, a featured product in Sirific’s Nexus™ III family of single-chip CMOS RF transceivers, is central to the EM3200 radio evaluation module. This highly integrated multi-band HSDPA / WEDGE RF transceiver chip enables radio solutions that exceed current benchmarks for performance, size, cost, and power consumption.
Sirific’s SW3200 CMOS RF transceiver 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 radio evaluation module implements state-of-the-art WEDGE radio front-end components, which are highlighted by Murata Electronics’ innovative products. Among them are Murata’s LMSP65MA-427 single-pole-nine-throw (SP9T) WEDGE antenna switch module with integrated GSM Rx SAW filters and LMRX3JCA-479 tri-band WCDMA Rx LNA and SAW module. These components, along with Murata’s Band I WCDMA transmit SAW filter (SAFEB1G95FL0F00) and ceramic duplexer (DFYY61G95LANAD), are coupled with Sirific’s SW3200 single-chip CMOS RF transceiver to create a cost effective multi-band single-antenna WEDGE radio subsystem that features the industry’s smallest footprint and fewest components.
"Murata Electronics and Sirific Wireless share a common goal of providing the world’s most integrated and cost effective RF solutions,” said Jerry Kolbe, Director of Business Development at Murata Electronics. “The EM3200 showcases the full potential of our industry leading products in the most optimal radio design available for multi-band 3.5G handsets.”
To Learn More
More information on Sirific’s EM3200 radio evaluation module can be found at http://www.sirific.com/nexus2.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.