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|TTPCom selects Freescale RF for CBEmacro 2G (EDGE) platform|
TEMPE, Arizona — Freescale Semiconductor's Enhanced Data rate for GSM Evolution (EDGE) RF
subsystem has been selected for the TTPCom cellular baseband engine (CBEmacro) 2G modem design. The combination of
Freescale's proven RF experience with TTPCom's expertise in designing communications subsystems will reduce time
to market for terminal and silicon manufacturers.
This CBEmacro platform will be one of the world's first
solutions to provide the benefits of DigRF, an open standard designed to allow compliant ICs to always communicate
with each other. The Freescale radio will be pre-integrated into the platform designed to significantly improve the
time to market of devices built around CBEmacro through reduced development and test time and cost.
"Our evaluation revealed that Freescale offers an excellent combination of RF experience, performance, cost
and DigRF standard compatibility," said Julian Hildersley, managing director of TTPCom's silicon business unit.
"Supporting Freescale's EDGE RF enables us to provide our customers complete solutions, leading to an open market
in digital terminal components."
Freescale's EDGE RF subsystem was introduced in February 2005.
It consists of the MMM6000 transceiver, which integrates the analog baseband and contains a DigRF interface and
MMM6027 power amplifier that includes the antenna switch and most passive components.
anticipate handset manufacturers will replace entire GSM/GPRS line-ups with EDGE-capable technology," said Kent
Heath, director of cellular operations, Radio Products Division for Freescale. "This reference design will allow
manufacturers to do that quickly and efficiently. We are excited to be working with TTPCom. Combining our industry
strengths will greatly benefit customers worldwide."
Freescale's RF subsystem met the high
expectations for TTPCom's GSM/GPRS/EDGE reference design by offering:
* High integration of
components resulting in reduced bill of materials.
* Compliance with industry-standard DigRF interface
for ease of design.
* Auto-calibration feature that helps to improvehandset yields in manufacturing.
* Low current consumption for longer battery life.
* Proven, reliable quality for clear
reception, low noise and fewer dropped calls.
EDGE is an enhancement of previous networks to
triple the data speeds for multimedia and Internet access. Higher data rates are ideal for feature phones, smart
phones, PDAs, PC cards and wireless modules. To date, 147 network operators in 81 countries are committed to
deploying GSM/EDGE for the delivery of next generation services.*
Jueves, 01 Septiembre, 2005 - 08:20