Motorola Creates WiMax Chipset for Mobile Phones
Sep 25, 2007, 9:28 AM by (staff)
Motorola unveiled a new chip design that will support 3G and 4G mobile devices. The modem is designed to comply with WiMax 802.16e Wave 1.0 and 2.0, and uses MIMO matrix A and B antenna configurations. The modem can provide voice and data communications at broadband speeds, and is more power efficient than current 3G chips. It can be used in devices such as mobile phones and will work on Sprint's forthcoming XOHM WiMax network.
Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.
Intel Debuts 5G Radios
Intel today announced a range of 5G modems for mobile devices that rely on various technologies to handle the transition from 4G to 5G. The XMM 8000 series will handle multi-mode operations on 600 MHz and mmWave band around the globe and will be ideal for PCs, phones, and fixed wireless equipment.
Qualcomm Says Snapdragon X50 Modem Is a 5G First
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon X50 5G modem, what it claims is the first "commercial 5G modem chipset" for mobile device makers. The Snapdragon X50 isn't necessarily intended to reach consumer-grade devices.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
By 3G I assume they mean EV-DO