LAS VEGAS, March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- CTIA -- Beceem Communications, the leading provider of 4G chips, announced today the availability of its BCSx350 chip, the company's sixth-generation WiMAX chip. The BCSx350 includes a patented "Twin-Turbo" dual transmit uplink technology that provides up to 6dB of performance gain compared to traditional Wave 2 uplink technology, and represents the most advanced 4G-WiMAX platform ever designed.
"Performance and market leadership are the hallmarks of our 4G products," said Lars Johnsson, vice president of marketing and business development for Beceem Communications. "We continue to invest heavily in improving the performance of WiMAX networks and devices, and our new BCSx350 chip is by far the most capable 4G-WiMAX chip given its further increased uplink performance and continuously reduced power consumption."
The BCSx350 4G-WiMAX chip employs leading-edge MIMO decoder technology and interference-cancellation algorithms that can increase the downlink performance at both high- and lowsignal strength to improve throughput and hand-off performance.
The BCSx350 includes additional enhancements to Beceem's industry-leading 4G-Turbo uplink technology and raises the peak performance gains by up to 6dB compared to traditional Wave 2 uplink technology when transmitting simultaneously through 2 transmitters. The "Twin Turbo" technology supports peakpower transmit diversity to exploit channel diversity, true uplink beamforming for linkbudget gains in weak signal conditions and uplink spatial multiplexing for throughput increases in rich-scatter environments.
The BCSx350 comes in two models: the BCSM350 for mobile/embedded devices and BCS5350 for high-performance, low-cost CPE (customer premise equipment) that simultaneously support Data, Voice and WiFi on a single chip. The BSCx350 started sampling to customers in January of 2010 and is expected to go into mass production in Q2/2010.
About Beceem Communications
Beceem is a leading provider of 4G semiconductors and offers a number of single-chip solutions optimized for mobile devices and CPE markets. Beceem's products are WiMAX certified, exclusively power the CLEAR and Sprint 4G networks in the United States and are validated against the WiMAX base stations from major OEMs. http://www.beceem.com/
SOURCE Beceem Communications