SiGe Semiconductor and Fujitsu Microelectronics unveiled a reference design that they claim will provide manufacturers with a production-ready blueprint for the development of WiMAX-capable broadband wireless access systems.
The reference design includes all of the software and hardware required to design residential and enterprise customer premise equipment. It is based on the Fujitsu WiMAX-compliant baseband SoC, the new MB87M3400, and the SE7351L/SE7051L RF transceiver chipset from SiGe Semiconductor. The reference design will be submitted to the WiMAX Forum for certification this year.
The WiMAX-compliant SoC includes the MAC and PHY layer functions, and features comprehensive encryption/decryption capabilities, automatic frequency control, and support for multiple channel bandwidths. The SoC also supports half-duplex FDD and full-duplex FDD or TDD applications in the 2GHz to 11GHz licensed and license-exempt bands.
The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC interfaces directly to SiGe Semiconductor's SE7351L/SE7051L 3.5GHz RF transceiver chipset. Providing a complete RF chain, the two devices deliver high linearity, low noise, and a broad transmit-tuning range of 3.3 to 3.8GHz.