SiGe Launches WiMax Transceiver

SiGe Semiconductor announces its flexible WiMax transceiver

April 4, 2005

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OTTAWA -- SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. today announced a transceiver chipset designed to optimise performance of WiMAX™ systems, broadband wireless access (BWA) applications, and wireless local loop equipment. The transceiver features a broad transmit tuning range and multiple baseband interfaces, allowing equipment manufacturers to reduce cost and time-to-market by re-using a proven RF chain to address worldwide requirements.

SiGe Semiconductor’s new transceiver chipset provides system designers with the full transmit and receive paths, and requires minimal external components. Featuring industry-leading performance with optimal gain control, low phase noise, and low noise figure, the chipset supports a large bandwidth and transmission range required for simultaneous broadband delivery of high-speed voice, data and video services.

The new transceiver is equipped with multiple baseband interfaces, able to support HD-FDD BPS-IF, HD-FDD IQ, and TDD IQ baseband controllers. This, combined with a wide bandwidth of 3.3-3.8 GHz and 2.3-2.7GHz, allows manufacturers to use a single solution to address worldwide frequencies. Original equipment manufacturers thus reduce cost of

inventory and design resources when bringing new WiMAX-capable products from concept to market.

“Our new WiMAX transceiver leverages SiGe’s RF design and process technology expertise to offer customers an optimised solution relative to overall performance and flexibility,” said Andrew Parolin, director of wireless data products, SiGe Semiconductor. “We are also providing our customers with design and layout support to help them to take WiMAX products based on our devices through the certification process.”

SiGe Semiconductor Inc.

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