Jan. 15, 2002 – San Jose, CA – Philips Semiconductors, a division of Royal Philips Electronics, has joined together with wireless infrastructure companies to support Flarion Technologies’ flash-OFDM alliance program.
As the key ASIC supplier for the Flarion flash-OFDM technology, Philips will design and manufacture ASICs that support sustained mobile data rates of up to 3Mbps. Laptop computers, PDAs, and smart telephones incorporating these low-power ASICs will bring true broadband mobile services to the mass market.
Wireless infrastructure companies that have joined the Flarion flash-OFDM alliance program include Cisco Systems, Certicom, Compaq, Decibel Products, Enfora, Funk Software, GTRAN Wireless, Invertix, LCC International Inc., PacketVideo, Pentair Electronic Packaging, and Powerwave Technologies.
Philips Semiconductors’ ASICs will help drive down power requirements, size and cost for end-user devices supporting Flarion flash-OFDM mobile communications, the company said. These ASICs, which handle transmit-signal and receive-signal processing, will be available in early 2002, with availability of flash-OFDM mobile PC cards in 4Q02.