ZTE Corp. has selected the Beceem BCS200 Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 chipset to power ZTE’s portfolio of Mobile WiMAX devices. The chipset will enable ZTE to deliver WiMAX PC accessory solutions such as USB dongle modems and advanced desktop modem solutions for Sprint’s WiMAX network.
The BCS200 consists of a high-performance baseband IC and an integrated RFIC for implementing a full-featured IEEE 802.16e/WiMAX/WiBRO Wave 2 compliant mobile subscriber (MS). The solution supports integration of dual receive chains and a single transmit chain operating in a tightly coupled manner to deliver a cost-effective, low-power single-input multiple-output (SIMO) and multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) MS. The chip implements the entire PHY, MAC, and rf functionality of a Mobile WiMAX terminal.
“With increasing WiMAX deployments and network launches in 2008, we are now at a crucial stage in the adoption of Mobile WiMAX, and we chose Beceem’s chipset because of its performance and due to Beceem’s extensive IOT position,” said Zhang Junhai, general manager of Wireless Data Terminal Management. “ZTE is a marquee player in the Mobile WiMAX space and we expect that, by using Beceem’s chipset, our equipment will be at the forefront when it comes to providing to operators the solutions that can unleash the power of Mobile WiMAX.”