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Comsys ComMAX Mobile WiMAX Processors to Power dmedia Navigation Devices

Taiwanese navigation devices manufacturer dmedia System Co. Ltd selected Comsys’ Mobile WiMAX baseband processor ComMAX for its new product line of Advanced Personal Navigation Devices (PND). Using ComMAX will enable dmedia to deliver products, including a unique smart phone handheld navigation device, that take advantage of Comsys’ embedded mobile WiMAX convergence technology. ComMAX CM1100 processors will be used in dmedia’s new line of S301 smart phones, enabling them to support both GSM and WiMAX technologies via ComMAX’s dual mode operation. The efficient connectivity of WiMAX to the mobile Internet will allow easy online interfacing with the advanced smart phone navigation system. Giving users a smooth navigation experience is essential, as dmedia S301 smart phones are expected to be released in mid-2008. “We are very pleased to have been selected by dmedia, and to take part in enabling their devices for the WiMAX era,” said Elkana Ben-Sinai, Comsys CEO. “Both companies have high-level engineers and a shared passion for innovation that will enable rapid delivery of a unique device to the market.” ComMAX CM1100 is a full Mobile WiMAX (IEEE802.16e) baseband processor designed for an easy integration into mobile Internet devices. The processor enables cellular/WiMAX convergence while providing significant size and power savings. It is fully compliant with WiMAX Forum second certification wave profile requirements and provides the complete Mobile WiMAX communication features essential for mobile Internet devices like feature phones, smart phones, PDAs and other wireless connected consumer electronic devices. The processor integrates an advanced OFDMA/MIMO PHY and MAC and has been designed to operate efficiently with cellular baseband chips in multimode, over multiple frequency bands. Specifically designed for highly embedded mobile applications, the processor supports high vehicular speeds, optimized handover and features low power consumption.

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