picoChip Unveils TD-SCDMA Femto

picoChip showcases TD-SCDMA femtocell at 3G China; announces first customer and demonstrates product

October 16, 2008

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BATH, U.K. and BEIJING -- picoChip announced today that the first public demonstration of its PC8808 TD-SCDMA femtocell software reference design in China marks its general availability in the market. At the same time picoChip revealed Digimoc, a leading Chinese solution provider of femtocells, as its first publicly disclosed TD-SCDMA customer. Digimoc is using picoChip's PC202 device and PHY software reference design in its femtocell product.

picoChip’s PC8808 TD-SCDMA femtocell software reference design was developed in China at picoChip’s Beijing design center. TD-SCDMA is the third major 3G standard, and launched during the Olympics this summer. picoChip now powers all three 3G standards families: WCDMA (HSPA) through the picoChip PC8208/8209 reference designs; cdma2000/EvDO in partnership with GWT; and TD-SCDMA with the PC8808 reference design. Earlier this year, the company revealed details of its second-generation PC3xx single-chip femtocell SoCs, and announced the industry’s first LTE femtocell (“Home eNodeB”).

Mr. Yang Hua, the secretary general of TD-SCDMA Industry Alliance, previously stated: “Femtocells are an important part of the TD-SCDMA ecosystem, and an essential part of operator strategy, particularly as we evolve to TD-SCDMA LTE. picoChip's achievement significantly pushes the TD-SCDMA industry forward.”

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