QUALCOMM Announces DMMX and HMMX Platforms for Long-Term Next-Generation Wireless Roadmap

- DO Multicarrier Multilink eXtensions and HSDPA Multicarrier Multilink

eXtensions Platforms Leverage DO Rev. B and HSDPA, plus a Wide Range of

Enhancements in Technology Roadmap Leading to the Year MMX (2010) -



Nov 16, 2005, 00:00 ET from QUALCOMM Incorporated

    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple
 Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced its
 DMMX (DO Multicarrier Multilink eXtensions) and HMMX (HSDPA Multicarrier
 Multilink eXtensions) platforms to support the long-term roadmaps of EV-DO and
 HSDPA.  The Company's DMMX and HMMX platforms are a set of technology and
 product innovations based on three fundamental aspects: 1) 3GPP2 and 3GPP
 standards-based enhancements to CDMA2000 EV-DO and WCDMA HSDPA, 2) QUALCOMM-
 developed techniques for improving capacity and speed that do not require
 changes to current or proposed standards, and 3) chips and software enabling
 the concurrent operation of multiple radio links such as CDMA, TDM and OFDM --
 all working in a backward compatible manner.  The DMMX and HMMX platforms will
 not only significantly improve the performance of 3G CDMA technology, but will
 also enable operators to deploy networks and devices that combine different
 technologies that have been optimized for specific services.  These platforms
 will result in lower costs and higher performance for operators as they launch
 new services for their customers.
     "Consumers may not care about the technologies underlying the amazing new
 services they want on their phones, but to deliver these services profitably,
 the wireless operator does.  QUALCOMM's DMMX and HMMX platforms encompass an
 array of advancements being made in CDMA and a broad range of other wireless
 technologies, enabling operators to expand their service offerings to support
 consumer desires while improving their business models," said Dr. Paul E.
 Jacobs, CEO, QUALCOMM.  "DMMX and HMMX concretely represent QUALCOMM's roadmap
 for innovation, supporting our customers and partners through the year MMX --
 or 2010 -- and beyond."
     Operators want to grow revenues and subscriber base while reducing service
 delivery costs, churn and cost per gross subscriber addition.  DMMX and HMMX
 align these business requirements with what consumers want: ubiquitous
 coverage, low prices, long battery life, great voice quality and ever
 improving data performance, all delivered through appealing devices and
 compelling applications.
     "The defining of these platforms reinforces our Convergence Platform
 strategy of enabling consumer electronics features on mobile handsets," said
 Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies.  "QUALCOMM is
 developing products that we expect to announce in 2006 that take full
 advantage of the unsurpassed data throughput, multicast and capacity benefits
 offered by DMMX and HMMX that will take us well into the next decade."
 
     Multicarrier Multilink
     In DMMX and HMMX, "multicarrier multilink" represents the use of multiple
 wireless transmission protocols in multiple frequency bands -- simultaneously:
 for instance, an OFDM-based MediaFLO signal transmitted in 700 MHz spectrum
 for video services combined with the use of a CDMA-based EV-DO reverse link in
 cellular spectrum for interactive management by subscribers of their "wireless
 TV" services.  Another example is the use of HSDPA in conjunction with
 assisted-GPS.  As more features converge in handsets, more radio links will
 have to operate concurrently to support them.
     The term "multicarrier" also represents enhancements described in the
 latest version of the CDMA2000 EV-DO standard, Rev. B, which allows data to
 flow over more than one channel at the same time, thus increasing peak data
 rates.  EV-DO carriers can be deployed in 1.25 MHz increments, filling up to
 20 MHz, allowing operators to flexibly tailor their system to the specific
 ranges of spectrum they have available.  While no analogous standard proposal
 has been made for HSDPA multicarrier, technically, the same principle can be
 applied -- multiple 5 MHz carriers can be aggregated to increase capacity and
 throughput.
     Rev. B's flexibility will enable significant capacity and performance
 improvements, while protecting CDMA2000 operators' current investments in both
 networks and devices.  Depending on their capability and the demands of a
 given application, phones can operate on a single DO channel or on multiple
 channels.  In 20 MHz of spectrum, very high performance devices could
 simultaneously access up to fifteen 1.25 MHz carriers, resulting in a forward-
 link peak data rate as high as 73.5 Mbps.  For lower cost or pre-existing
 devices accessing a single 1.25 MHz carrier, a peak forward-link data rate of
 4.9 Mbps is possible with Rev. B.  Additionally, Rev. B and HSDPA allow more
 of operators' spectrum to be used for IP-based services -- including wireline-
 quality voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) -- in a manner that results in
 lower operator costs through greater efficiencies.
 
     Multilink:  Capacity and Throughput Improvements
     The DMMX and HMMX platforms also link an array of QUALCOMM-developed
 techniques that will further enhance the voice and data performance of
 CDMA2000 EV-DO and WCDMA HSDPA.  These techniques include:
 
      *  dual and quad receive diversity (multiple antennas and RF receive
         chains in handsets and at base stations);
 
      *  pilot and traffic interference cancellation (techniques implemented
         at the base station for reducing the interference caused by the pilot
         and data traffic signals of many devices communicating across a
         network at the same time);
 
      *  quasi-linear interference cancellation (techniques implemented in the
         handset, including pilot and traffic interference cancellation);
 
      *  equalizer (techniques in which the processors in the handset use
         algorithms to increase the signal-to-noise ratio); and
 
      *  Fourth Generation Vocoder(TM) (a core voice codec that provides
         improved voice quality, but also allows continuous tradeoffs between
         voice quality and network capacity).
 
     Multilink eXtensions
     The platforms also support the concurrent and complementary operation of a
 wide array of purpose-built airlinks.  These include:
 
      *  OFDM in Platinum Multicast and MediaFLO for cost-efficient
         multicasting of high-quality video and audio content;
 
      *  multi-mode handsets for roaming or for operators with multiple
         networks;
 
      *  GPS in gpsOne for highly accurate position fixes;
 
      *  Wi-Fi for wireless local-area network applications in home and
         business; and
 
      *  Bluetooth, for personal area network connectivity;
 
     as well as future OFDM/OFDMA-based airlinks -- all managed in the handset
 by superscalar processors running at very low power requirements.  One of the
 benefits of this convergence of capabilities is that mass-market content will
 be able to move "upstream" to multicasting solutions, enabling new services
 and the economics that drive adoption, while in homes, offices and true high-
 traffic areas, this same mass-market content will be able to move "downstream"
 as a result of the vast improvements to Wi-Fi that are being developed by the
 802.11n standard proposals.
 
     eXtensions
     The DMMX and HMMX platforms represent QUALCOMM's commitment to drive the
 CDMA2000 and WCDMA roadmaps through a host of interlinked and concurrently
 operating functions and capabilities that extend fundamental airlink
 improvements.  The enhancements to EV-DO represented by Gold and Platinum
 Multicast and to WCDMA represented by the multimedia broadcast multicast
 service (MBMS) standard proposal, performance improvements represented by
 receive diversity, interference cancellation and signal equalization combined
 with the integration at the chipset level of additional radio links such as
 FLO and GPS will enable manufacturers and operators to deploy devices and
 services of unprecedented value and appeal.
 
     In real-world terms, convergence and concurrence means that a user will do
 such things as:
 
      *  watch TV or listen to music streamed in real-time to their phones
         while those phones continue to monitor the paging channel for voice
         calls and cellular data transmissions;
 
      *  navigate around a city using a gpsOne-enabled application that
         continuously takes assisted-GPS fixes and constantly updates a map,
         downloaded over the cellular network, displaying their location and
         nearby points of interest;
 
      *  have a VoIP-based phone conversation while scanning web pages, or
         participating in a VoIP-based conference call in which one person
         makes a point while, at the same time, multimedia content is sent to
         all participants in the call in support of that point;
 
      *  or engaging in a multi-player game that incorporates moves by each
         participant concurrent with real-time video streams as part of game
         play, while using a wireless headset to talk with (or taunt) the other
         players.
 
     Convergence Implies Concurrence
     "As the wireless, computing, consumer electronics and entertainment
 industries converge, the phone will have to do many different things
 concurrently," concluded Dr. Jacobs.  "Convergence became possible during the
 transition from 2G to 3G, but it will truly be supported as we move towards
 the fourth generation of wireless.  The idea of accessing a single homogeneous
 network has been supplanted by the notion, in a heterogeneous world, that the
 device will simultaneously link with multiple networks and protocols.  In
 tomorrow's markets, we will stop talking about voice and data because, by the
 end of this decade, we will see that voice is data and data is much more than
 we imagined when wireless first transitioned from circuit-switching to IP-
 based packet implementations.  The DMMX and HMMX platforms are QUALCOMM's
 roadmap for the 3G CDMA community to achieve its goals for the wireless
 future."
 
     QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and
 delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services
 based on CDMA and other advanced technologies.  Headquartered in San Diego,
 Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500(R)
 company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have
 manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and
 profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in
 economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the
 other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including
 the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 25, 2005, and most recent
 Form 10-Q.
 
     QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.  CDMA2000 is
 a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA
 USA).  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
      QUALCOMM Contacts:
      Christine Trimble, Corporate Communications
      Phone:  1-858-651-3628
      Email:  corpcomm@qualcomm.com
      or
      Bill Davidson, Investor Relations
      Phone:  1-858-658-4813
      Email:  ir@qualcomm.com
 
 

SOURCE QUALCOMM Incorporated
    SAN DIEGO, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- QUALCOMM Incorporated
 (Nasdaq:   QCOM), a leading developer and innovator of Code Division Multiple
 Access (CDMA) and other advanced wireless technologies, today announced its
 DMMX (DO Multicarrier Multilink eXtensions) and HMMX (HSDPA Multicarrier
 Multilink eXtensions) platforms to support the long-term roadmaps of EV-DO and
 HSDPA.  The Company's DMMX and HMMX platforms are a set of technology and
 product innovations based on three fundamental aspects: 1) 3GPP2 and 3GPP
 standards-based enhancements to CDMA2000 EV-DO and WCDMA HSDPA, 2) QUALCOMM-
 developed techniques for improving capacity and speed that do not require
 changes to current or proposed standards, and 3) chips and software enabling
 the concurrent operation of multiple radio links such as CDMA, TDM and OFDM --
 all working in a backward compatible manner.  The DMMX and HMMX platforms will
 not only significantly improve the performance of 3G CDMA technology, but will
 also enable operators to deploy networks and devices that combine different
 technologies that have been optimized for specific services.  These platforms
 will result in lower costs and higher performance for operators as they launch
 new services for their customers.
     "Consumers may not care about the technologies underlying the amazing new
 services they want on their phones, but to deliver these services profitably,
 the wireless operator does.  QUALCOMM's DMMX and HMMX platforms encompass an
 array of advancements being made in CDMA and a broad range of other wireless
 technologies, enabling operators to expand their service offerings to support
 consumer desires while improving their business models," said Dr. Paul E.
 Jacobs, CEO, QUALCOMM.  "DMMX and HMMX concretely represent QUALCOMM's roadmap
 for innovation, supporting our customers and partners through the year MMX --
 or 2010 -- and beyond."
     Operators want to grow revenues and subscriber base while reducing service
 delivery costs, churn and cost per gross subscriber addition.  DMMX and HMMX
 align these business requirements with what consumers want: ubiquitous
 coverage, low prices, long battery life, great voice quality and ever
 improving data performance, all delivered through appealing devices and
 compelling applications.
     "The defining of these platforms reinforces our Convergence Platform
 strategy of enabling consumer electronics features on mobile handsets," said
 Dr. Sanjay K. Jha, president of QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies.  "QUALCOMM is
 developing products that we expect to announce in 2006 that take full
 advantage of the unsurpassed data throughput, multicast and capacity benefits
 offered by DMMX and HMMX that will take us well into the next decade."
 
     Multicarrier Multilink
     In DMMX and HMMX, "multicarrier multilink" represents the use of multiple
 wireless transmission protocols in multiple frequency bands -- simultaneously:
 for instance, an OFDM-based MediaFLO signal transmitted in 700 MHz spectrum
 for video services combined with the use of a CDMA-based EV-DO reverse link in
 cellular spectrum for interactive management by subscribers of their "wireless
 TV" services.  Another example is the use of HSDPA in conjunction with
 assisted-GPS.  As more features converge in handsets, more radio links will
 have to operate concurrently to support them.
     The term "multicarrier" also represents enhancements described in the
 latest version of the CDMA2000 EV-DO standard, Rev. B, which allows data to
 flow over more than one channel at the same time, thus increasing peak data
 rates.  EV-DO carriers can be deployed in 1.25 MHz increments, filling up to
 20 MHz, allowing operators to flexibly tailor their system to the specific
 ranges of spectrum they have available.  While no analogous standard proposal
 has been made for HSDPA multicarrier, technically, the same principle can be
 applied -- multiple 5 MHz carriers can be aggregated to increase capacity and
 throughput.
     Rev. B's flexibility will enable significant capacity and performance
 improvements, while protecting CDMA2000 operators' current investments in both
 networks and devices.  Depending on their capability and the demands of a
 given application, phones can operate on a single DO channel or on multiple
 channels.  In 20 MHz of spectrum, very high performance devices could
 simultaneously access up to fifteen 1.25 MHz carriers, resulting in a forward-
 link peak data rate as high as 73.5 Mbps.  For lower cost or pre-existing
 devices accessing a single 1.25 MHz carrier, a peak forward-link data rate of
 4.9 Mbps is possible with Rev. B.  Additionally, Rev. B and HSDPA allow more
 of operators' spectrum to be used for IP-based services -- including wireline-
 quality voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) -- in a manner that results in
 lower operator costs through greater efficiencies.
 
     Multilink:  Capacity and Throughput Improvements
     The DMMX and HMMX platforms also link an array of QUALCOMM-developed
 techniques that will further enhance the voice and data performance of
 CDMA2000 EV-DO and WCDMA HSDPA.  These techniques include:
 
      *  dual and quad receive diversity (multiple antennas and RF receive
         chains in handsets and at base stations);
 
      *  pilot and traffic interference cancellation (techniques implemented
         at the base station for reducing the interference caused by the pilot
         and data traffic signals of many devices communicating across a
         network at the same time);
 
      *  quasi-linear interference cancellation (techniques implemented in the
         handset, including pilot and traffic interference cancellation);
 
      *  equalizer (techniques in which the processors in the handset use
         algorithms to increase the signal-to-noise ratio); and
 
      *  Fourth Generation Vocoder(TM) (a core voice codec that provides
         improved voice quality, but also allows continuous tradeoffs between
         voice quality and network capacity).
 
     Multilink eXtensions
     The platforms also support the concurrent and complementary operation of a
 wide array of purpose-built airlinks.  These include:
 
      *  OFDM in Platinum Multicast and MediaFLO for cost-efficient
         multicasting of high-quality video and audio content;
 
      *  multi-mode handsets for roaming or for operators with multiple
         networks;
 
      *  GPS in gpsOne for highly accurate position fixes;
 
      *  Wi-Fi for wireless local-area network applications in home and
         business; and
 
      *  Bluetooth, for personal area network connectivity;
 
     as well as future OFDM/OFDMA-based airlinks -- all managed in the handset
 by superscalar processors running at very low power requirements.  One of the
 benefits of this convergence of capabilities is that mass-market content will
 be able to move "upstream" to multicasting solutions, enabling new services
 and the economics that drive adoption, while in homes, offices and true high-
 traffic areas, this same mass-market content will be able to move "downstream"
 as a result of the vast improvements to Wi-Fi that are being developed by the
 802.11n standard proposals.
 
     eXtensions
     The DMMX and HMMX platforms represent QUALCOMM's commitment to drive the
 CDMA2000 and WCDMA roadmaps through a host of interlinked and concurrently
 operating functions and capabilities that extend fundamental airlink
 improvements.  The enhancements to EV-DO represented by Gold and Platinum
 Multicast and to WCDMA represented by the multimedia broadcast multicast
 service (MBMS) standard proposal, performance improvements represented by
 receive diversity, interference cancellation and signal equalization combined
 with the integration at the chipset level of additional radio links such as
 FLO and GPS will enable manufacturers and operators to deploy devices and
 services of unprecedented value and appeal.
 
     In real-world terms, convergence and concurrence means that a user will do
 such things as:
 
      *  watch TV or listen to music streamed in real-time to their phones
         while those phones continue to monitor the paging channel for voice
         calls and cellular data transmissions;
 
      *  navigate around a city using a gpsOne-enabled application that
         continuously takes assisted-GPS fixes and constantly updates a map,
         downloaded over the cellular network, displaying their location and
         nearby points of interest;
 
      *  have a VoIP-based phone conversation while scanning web pages, or
         participating in a VoIP-based conference call in which one person
         makes a point while, at the same time, multimedia content is sent to
         all participants in the call in support of that point;
 
      *  or engaging in a multi-player game that incorporates moves by each
         participant concurrent with real-time video streams as part of game
         play, while using a wireless headset to talk with (or taunt) the other
         players.
 
     Convergence Implies Concurrence
     "As the wireless, computing, consumer electronics and entertainment
 industries converge, the phone will have to do many different things
 concurrently," concluded Dr. Jacobs.  "Convergence became possible during the
 transition from 2G to 3G, but it will truly be supported as we move towards
 the fourth generation of wireless.  The idea of accessing a single homogeneous
 network has been supplanted by the notion, in a heterogeneous world, that the
 device will simultaneously link with multiple networks and protocols.  In
 tomorrow's markets, we will stop talking about voice and data because, by the
 end of this decade, we will see that voice is data and data is much more than
 we imagined when wireless first transitioned from circuit-switching to IP-
 based packet implementations.  The DMMX and HMMX platforms are QUALCOMM's
 roadmap for the 3G CDMA community to achieve its goals for the wireless
 future."
 
     QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and
 delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services
 based on CDMA and other advanced technologies.  Headquartered in San Diego,
 Calif., QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2005 FORTUNE 500(R)
 company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
     Except for the historical information contained herein, this news release
 contains forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and
 uncertainties, including the Company's ability to successfully design and have
 manufactured significant quantities of CDMA components on a timely and
 profitable basis, the extent and speed to which CDMA is deployed, change in
 economic conditions of the various markets the Company serves, as well as the
 other risks detailed from time to time in the Company's SEC reports, including
 the report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 25, 2005, and most recent
 Form 10-Q.
 
     QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.  CDMA2000 is
 a registered trademark of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA
 USA).  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
 
      QUALCOMM Contacts:
      Christine Trimble, Corporate Communications
      Phone:  1-858-651-3628
      Email:  corpcomm@qualcomm.com
      or
      Bill Davidson, Investor Relations
      Phone:  1-858-658-4813
      Email:  ir@qualcomm.com
 
 SOURCE  QUALCOMM Incorporated