Qualcomm Incorporated today announced that the company has added support for CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) wireless services in the 700 MHz band to its product roadmap.
Qualcomm's RTR6570 transceiver delivers support for the 700 MHz band to CDMA2000 and WCDMA (UMTS) devices. The transceiver also supports all other frequency bands in the United States, including 850 MHz, 1700/2100 MHz, and 1900 MHz for CDMA2000. The RTR6570 is a CMOS transceiver that is scheduled to sample mid-2008, enabling commercial devices to be ready for the first 700 MHz service launches expected as early as the beginning of 2009.
The RTR6570 is a single-chip, quad-band transceiver solution for CDMA2000 devices, and provides 700 MHz support for WCDMA (UMTS) devices. The RTR6570 will also enable devices that allow public safety agencies to deploy broadband services in their 700 MHz spectrum allocation. Qualcomm's existing Cell Site Modem (CSM) CSM6800 for CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B base stations also supports the 700 MHz band, providing an end-to-end solution for new CDMA2000 services launching in this spectrum.