Fujitsu Microelectronics Joins Cisco to Demonstrate First Multi-Vendor Interoperability Using Mobile WiMAX With Beamforming, MIMO



    
    WiMAX World Demo Features Adaptive Beamforming, Boosting Transmission
Range
    and Indoor Penetration

    
    SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 17 /CNW/ -- Fujitsu Microelectronics America,
Inc. (FMA) will team up with Cisco on the industry's first multi-vendor
demonstration of interoperable video streaming using mobile WiMAX with
beamforming and multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) capabilities at WiMAX
World in Chicago, September 30 -- October 2.
    In booth 622, Fujitsu, a global leader in WiMAX technology, will
demonstrate video streaming using the Cisco BWX300 WiMAX base station and the
Fujitsu customer premise equipment (CPE). In the demonstration, multiple video
streaming and ftp files will be wirelessly transferred between the Cisco WiMAX
base station and the Fujitsu USB dongle.
    Fujitsu will also feature commercial products developed by the company's
ODM partners, which are powered by the Fujitsu mobile WiMAX chipset. The
chipset includes the Fujitsu MB86K21, a one-chip MAC and PHY mixed signal
baseband SoC, and the MB86K71 RF module, which incorporates an RF-IC, antenna
switches, a power amplifier, filters, and an oscillator circuit. (See the June
16, 2008, press release: http://www.fujitsu.com/us/news/pr/fma_20080616.html.)
    Another live demonstration features a Fujitsu base station transmitting
real-time video from a web camera linking the base station and the CPE.
    The interoperability demonstration with Cisco showcases how adaptive
beamforming with MIMO technology is implemented on a mobile WiMAX (802.16e)
network. It's estimated that WiMAX systems with adaptive beamforming will
double system capacity, while offering up to twice the coverage of simple
WiMAX networks in a fully mobile setting.
    
    About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
    
    Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in
innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and
design and manufacturing services for the wireless, networking, consumer,
automotive, and other markets throughout North and South America. As a
founding member and current board member of the WiMAX Forum(TM), Fujitsu
supports the standards development and compliance programs that are essential
to successful Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides
performance-driven WiMAX solutions by leveraging the company's experience and
expertise in the networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers
flexible WiMAX SoC and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to
equipment vendors. For more product information, please visit the company's
web site at http://us.fujitsu.com/micro/WiMAX, or address e-mail to
inquiry.bwa@fma.fujitsu.com.
    All company and other product names mentioned may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective owners.




For further information:

For further information: Emi Igarashi of Fujitsu Microelectronics
America, Inc., +1-408-737-5647, eigarash@fma.fujitsu.com; or Dick Davies of
Independent Public Relations Associates, +1-415-652-7515, ipra@mindspring.com,
for Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. Web Site:
http://www.fma.fujitsu.com

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