Single-Chip GAIT/EDGE Tranceiver Announced
Jan 14, 2003, 6:06 PM by (staff)
Zarlink Semiconductor today unveiled the world's first off-the-shelf, single-chip GAIT/EDGE radio transceiver. The chip supports GAIT, GSM, TDMA, and AMPS, as well as all four major frequency bands (850, 900, 1800, and 1900 MHz). The chip is the first to handle two-way data services at 384 Kb/s - the top EDGE rate - without using external circuitry, and also the first commercial GAIT chip to combine receive and transmit circuitry on one piece of silicon. The chip is entering volume production.