SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2007
QUALCOMM Incorporated, a leading developer and innovator of
advanced wireless technologies and mobile data solutions,
today introduced its new infrastructure reference design for
Ultra Mobile Broadband(TM) (UMB(TM)) networks. Based on QUALCOMM's
OFDMA Cell Site Modem(TM) CSM8900(TM) and technologies from
leading component and software providers, the base station
reference design is intended to help enable OEMs reduce their
development costs and quickly commercialize new UMB infrastructure
"Our new reference design provides a simple, well
defined path for equipment manufacturers to introduce new
UMB base stations and gain an early foothold in the high-speed
mobile broadband market," said Ed Knapp, senior vice
president of marketing, QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies. "It
is important to QUALCOMM to facilitate the development of
next generation mobile broadband technologies. The UMB reference
design is a major milestone in our efforts to enable OEMs
to accelerate the design of infrastructure products with
the best possible mobile performance."
QUALCOMM's UMB reference design provides a well architected,
flexible solution for the physical layer (Layer 1), as well
as for Layers 2 and 3, giving vendors the ability to accelerate
their next generation development efforts. Using this design,
both large and small OEMs are able to leverage QUALCOMM's
extensive R&D experience with OFDMA-based technologies,
reducing typical barriers to market entry. The reference
design employs QUALCOMM's CSM8900 to provide physical layer
functions. The resulting UMB reference design supports a
flat, all-IP network architecture.
In addition to leveraging QUALCOMM's expertise in OFDMA,
the new UMB base station reference design uses best-of-breed
technologies from Freescale Semiconductor, Cavium Networks
and Green Hills Software. Freescale Semiconductor's MPC8548
PowerQUICC(TM) III processor is used for the control plane
and Layer 2 functions. Cavium Networks' OCTEON(TM) Processor
provides market-leading performance for Layer 3 and Layer
3+ networking applications. The UMB reference design also
incorporates Green Hills Software's u-velOSity realtime
operating system (RTOS) and will utilize the MULTI Professional
Edition integrated development environment.
"Next generation mobile devices require wireless networks
to provide high- bandwidth voice, video and data access
with robust quality of service, security and application-aware
features," said Rajiv Khemani, vice president of marketing
and sales, Cavium Networks. "We are pleased to enable
secure, application-aware functionality in QUALCOMM's reference
design using Cavium's OCTEON processor, which will help
fuel the adoption of rich media services in mobile networks."
"The MPC8548 is proving to be a very successful product
for Freescale, in both control and data plane applications,"
said Jeff Timbs, director of marketing for Freescale's Networking
Systems division. "The MPC8548 gives QUALCOMM's reference
design the ability to achieve high levels of performance
within constrained power and price budgets. Moreover, its
flexible set of networking interfaces reduces system costs
by eliminating glue logic and will enable OEMs to leverage
millions of lines of code that are successfully running
on PowerQUICC devices."
"QUALCOMM is leading the world in its quest for wireless
network technologies that have the bandwidth to deliver
a multimedia desktop computing experience in a fully mobile
environment," said David Kleidermacher, chief technology
officer, Green Hills Software. "QUALCOMM is relying
on carefully selected technology partners to help transform
ultra-high-speed wireless networks from vision to reality.
We are proud of QUALCOMM's choice of Green Hills Software
for this effort."
QUALCOMM Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com)
is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital
wireless communications products and services based on CDMA
and other advanced technologies. Headquartered in San Diego
, Calif. , QUALCOMM is included in the S&P 500 Index
and is a 2007 FORTUNE 500(R) company traded on The Nasdaq
Stock Market(R) under the ticker symbol QCOM.
QUALCOMM is a registered trademark of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
Cell Site Modem and CSM8900 are trademarks of QUALCOMM Incorporated.
Ultra Mobile Broadband and UMB are trademarks of the CDMA
Development Group. CDMA2000 is a registered trademark of
the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA USA). All
other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
About Cavium Networks
Cavium Networks is a provider of highly integrated semiconductor
products that enable intelligent processing in networking,
communications, storage and security applications. Cavium
Networks offers a broad portfolio of integrated, software
compatible processors ranging in performance from 10 Mbps
to 10 Gbps that enable secure, intelligent functionality
in enterprise, data-center, broadband & consumer and
access & service provider equipment. Cavium Networks
processors are supported by ecosystem partners that provide
operating systems, tool support, reference designs and other
services. Cavium Networks principal offices are in Mountain
View, CA with design team locations in California, Massachusetts
For more information, please visit: http://www.caviumnetworks.com.
QUALCOMM Contact :
QUALCOMM Flarion Technologies
Cavium Networks Contact:
805 East Middlefield Road,
Mountain View, CA 94043