QUALCOMM Incorporated today announced the Company's Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) chip is sampling ahead of schedule. The UBM product delivers support for FLO(TM) technology, Digital Video Broadcasting -- Handheld (DVB-H) and one-segment Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting -- Terrestrial (ISDB-T) in a single chip, allowing handset manufacturers to address three of the world's leading standards with one solution. The early sampling accelerates the delivery of mobile TV capabilities to mass-market handsets around the world.
"QUALCOMM believes the adoption rate of mobile TV on handsets is poised to grow at an exponential rate, and we remain committed to supporting other standards that network operators may choose to deploy," said Mike Concannon, vice president of strategic products for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "Our UBM product is designed to make handsets supporting mobile TV content into mass- market tiers and, once again, the engineering team at QUALCOMM is able to deliver ahead of schedule to meet our customers' requirements."
The UBM is designed as a companion to QUALCOMM's CDMA2000 and WCDMA/UMTS Mobile Station Modem(TM) (MSM(TM)) baseband chipsets. Specific performance features of the UBM solution include:
* Support for the entire UHF bandwidth -- 470 to 862 MHz
* Tunable modes 5, 6, 7 and 8 MHz channel bandwidths
* Support for single- and multi-frequency networks
Support for additional features, such as European L-band, is planned for future products. For more information, please visit www.cdmatech.com/ubm. QUALCOMM is planning to demonstrate UBM at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.