Wavesat today announced they are working with Texas Instruments to develop a 5.8 GHz Mini-PCI module and reference design. The product will be commercially available by Q4 of 2006 from Wavesat.
The 5.8 GHz Mini-PCI design is a development platform supporting OEMs efforts to design WiMAX-compliant wireless systems for the 5.8 GHz unlicensed band using Wavesat's Evolutive WiMAX(tm) DM256 chip and TI's family of WiMAX-optimized radio frequency (RF) solutions. Based on the WiMAX Forum profile, the 5.8 GHz Mini-PCI design greatly simplifies the overall WiMAX CPE design, enabling customers to bring WiMAX solutions to market faster and more cost-efficiently, while allowing for flexibility to address further changes driven by the WiMAX emerging market dynamics, application diversity and customer profiles.
Key features of the 5.8 GHz Mini-PCI Design
Provides a plug-and-play, complete solution for the lower layer air interface and time critical low-level MAC functionality.
*WiMAX Forum certifiable design for CPE
*Mini-PCI design enabling compact, easy-to-use solutions
*Meets all six SUI Non Line of Sight channel models
*Adaptive modulation BPSK, QPSK, 16-QAM & 64-QAM
*37.5 Mbps data throughput
*Supports TDD, 5.725 to 5.875 GHz Frequency.
*Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS)
*10 MHz channel bandwidth offering high throughput per channel