Qualcomm Lays Out Rev. B Roadmap
Mar 27, 2007, 4:15 PM by (staff)
Today at CTIA Wireless Qualcomm announced its first EV-DO Rev. B chipset. The MSM7850 will deliver faster data rates for phones, up to 9.3 Mbps on the downlink on average over 5 MHz of spectrum. The technology can technically deliver much faster speeds of 73.5 Mbps, but will be limited in real-life conditions. The MSM7850 will be fully backward compatible. It will sample later this year. Qualcomm is also providing a software upgrade to its CSM6800 base station equipment to make it compatible with the Rev. B chipset. The software upgrade will be available by the end of March 2007.
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