Qualcomm adds femtocell chipsets to technology portfolio

Dan Jones, Mobile Editor

February 16, 2009

1 Min Read

BARCELONA —- Qualcomm Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of advanced wireless technologies, products and services, today announced that it has added 3G femtocell chipsets to its product roadmap. The Company will be offering Femtocell Station Modem (FSM) chipsets that will be the industry’s first to utilize the broadband speeds of 3GPP HSPA+, in addition to utilizing CDMA2000®, including 1X and EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B. The chipsets will include baseband functions, network listen and integrated RF capabilities for all major wireless bands. The chipsets also will feature innovative techniques addressing the issue of interference between femtocells and the macro network. Sampling is currently scheduled for the second quarter of 2010.

Femtocells are cellular access points that use DSL, fiber or cable broadband connections to extend the reach of cellular service within a small area. Qualcomm will offer FSM chipsets for both residential and enterprise applications to its OEM customers. Extensive performance analysis, simulations and field tests indicate the issue of interference can be effectively addressed with the Company’s interference mitigation techniques. More details on these techniques are available on the Femto Forum’s website at www.femtoforum.org.

Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)

About the Author(s)

Dan Jones

Mobile Editor

Dan is to hats what Will.I.Am is to ridiculous eyewear. Fedora, trilby, tam-o-shanter -- all have graced the Jones pate during his career as the go-to purveyor of mobile essentials.

But hey, Dan is so much more than 4G maps and state-of-the-art headgear. Before joining the Light Reading team in 2002 he was an award-winning cult hit on Broadway (with four 'Toni' awards, two 'Emma' gongs and a 'Brian' to his name) with his one-man show, "Dan Sings the Show Tunes."

His perfectly crafted blogs, falling under the "Jonestown" banner, have been compared to the works of Chekhov. But only by Dan.

He lives in Brooklyn with cats.

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