Qualcomm, a provider of digital wireless telecommunication products, has added support for CDMA2000 and WCDMA wireless services in the 700 MHz band to its product roadmap.
Qualcomm’s RTR6570 transceiver delivers support for the 700 MHz band to CDMA2000 and WCDMA devices. The transceiver also supports all other frequency bands in the US, including 850 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, and 1900 MHz for CDMA2000. The RTR6570 is a CMOS transceiver that is scheduled to sample mid-2008, enabling commercial devices to be ready for the first 700 MHz service launches expected as early as the beginning of 2009.
The RTR6570 is a single-chip, quad-band transceiver solution for CDMA2000 devices, and provides 700 MHz support for WCDMA (UMTS) devices. The RTR6570 will also enable devices that allow public safety agencies to deploy broadband services in their 700 MHz spectrum allocation.
Steve Brown, senior director of product management for Qualcomm CDMA technologies, said: The RTR6570 will help to ensure the availability of devices when the first services in 700 MHz launch, helping accelerate the commercialization of new application possibilities for wireless users.