Handset to be demonstrated on live network at 3GSM World Congress
February 12, 2007 -- 3GSM World Congress, Barcelona – Comsys has announced that Taiwan-based semiconductor vendor Infomax, a recent spin-off and subsidiary of Macronix, has completed its next generation of cellular handset chips utilizing baseband silicon IP from Comsys. A handset integrating the Comsys EGGware™ solution will be demonstrated at the Comsys booth, number 2B73 in Hall 2, at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. The demonstration will showcase the voice and data capabilities of the handset over a live network, and will spotlight the advanced features of the Comsys baseband IP. This solution provides an enhanced user experience, with excellent receiver performance and low power consumption.
EGGware provides a mature baseband solution for EGPRS, GPRS and GSM, and features very low resource requirements in addition to exceptional performance. EGGware is available either as a stand-alone baseband core or as a complement in a multi-mode UMTS/EDGE product, and can easily be ported to all common platforms.
The advanced features of the EGGware solution offer an exceptional radio performance, with a sensitivity of 2 - 8dB above 3GPP standard requirements. EGGware roadmap includes Dual Transfer Mode and DARP (GMSK SAIC), as well as 3GPP GERAN Release 6 features.
The modular EGGware system architecture provides optimized hardware/software partitioning, reducing overall power consumption, resources and costs.
"The combination of the Comsys EGGware solution and their support enabled us to achieve our targets to deliver a cellular chipset with an advanced feature-set, yet very cost-effective," commented Hwa-Sheng Pyi, CTO of Infomax.
“Working with the Infomax team proved to be extremely valuable during the development cycle, due to their vast knowledge of the platform, their access to some of the Macronix Application Devices, and most important their clear understanding of their target market,” explained Ronny Gorlicki, Executive VP of Sales at Comsys. “Many issues were resolved quickly with the open and continuous communication between the two teams.”
Comsys Communication and Signal Processing Ltd. develops the industry's leading integrated digital baseband solutions for Mobile WiMAX, UMTS, EGPRS (EDGE), GPRS and GSM networks.
Comsys' offerings range from system IP for multimode 3G cellular terminals to a fully mobile WiMAX baseband processor (802.16e), offered to silicon and handset manufacturers. Comsys' evolution to 4G includes an OFDM/A baseband processor with a flexible architecture and low power consumption, designed to support current and future mobile WiMAX profiles and future 3GPP-LTE. Companies such as Texas Instruments, Quanta Computers and Datang Microelectronics choose Comsys to benefit excellent performance, accelerated time-to-market and reduced silicon costs. For further information, please visit our website at www.comsysmobile.com
Infomax Communication Co., Ltd. develops digital and analog Baseband chipset for GSM/GPRS/EDGE standard. InfoMax was formed on August 15th 2006 in Taiwan as a spin-off from Macronix Co. Ltd.
With well seasoned management team and solid know-how of digital and analog IC design, system technology and SoC solution, Infomax is set to be a design house focus on providing feature rich and cost effective mobile SoC solutions.
The 1st product, an audio rich GSM/GPRS SoC solution, IM9914, will be introduced to market Q2’2007. For more information, please visit website www.infomax.com.tw.
Since its inception in December 1989, Macronix has been a leading provider of innovative customer/ application-driven non-volatile memory, and is now directing its efforts to become a customer application-driven system solution by mixing flash technologies with digital/analog function blocks for computing, communication, and consumer markets.
Over the course of the last 16 years, Macronix established remarkable world-class first tier accounts in Japan, United States, Europe, and Asia Pacific with respected companies such as HP, Leapfrog, LG, Minolta, Nintendo, Palm, Philips, Samsung, Sony, Thomson, Yamaha, and others.
It was the youngest company in Taiwan to be listed in Taiwan Stock Exchange and the first company in Taiwan to be listed in NASDAQ in the United States. Key to the company's success has been its ability to form win-win strategic partnerships not only in the early stages of product development and manufacturing of its 6-inch and 8-inch wafer fabs, but also extending all the way through its marketing and sales channels.