LSI Logic delivers total CDMA baseband solution to Denso Corporation for wireless handsets
LSI Logic's CDMA Baseband Processor Chip Certified By Japanese Carriers
Milpitas, Calif., November 17, 1999 - In a move providing CDMA wireless equipment manufacturers greater flexibility and choice, LSI Logic Corporation (NYSE: LSI) today announced that its single chip CDMA baseband processor has been approved by system operators for use in the Japanese market. The approval was granted as a result of LSI Logic's CDMA baseband processor design used in Denso Corporation's IS-95B/T53 CDMA wireless handset in Japan.
"Our working partnership with Denso Corporation validates our comprehensive CDMA solution," said Danny Biran, vice president and general manager of the Wireless Products Division at LSI Logic. "By bringing this highly integrated solution to market in record time, we have achieved a significant milestone in the wireless industry that is vital to the future of advanced CDMA equipment. LSI Logic has now proven that CDMA handset manufacturers are able to add more features using less power and less space than previous CDMA chipset solutions."
LSI Logic's IS-95B compliant CDMA baseband processor solution integrates an ARM7 TDMI® based microprocessor, two OAKDSPCore® digital signal processors, mixed-signal circuitry and standard cell logic onto a single CMOS chip. Developed around LSI Logic's CoreWare® design program, this integrated solution is the ideal platform for use in CDMA based wireless phones, wireless-data enabled devices, wireless modems and other portable hand-held wireless devices where size, power consumption and cost are critical to the success of the end system.
This total CDMA baseband processor solution will allow LSI Logic to address the fast growing worldwide mobile handset market which, according to Morgan Stanley's Global Handset Market Report, will see unit shipment growth attaining 254 million units this year and will reach over 1 billion units by 2003. This growth will be led by CDMA and third generation technologies.
The Complete CDMA Solution
In addition to supporting the IS-95B and T53 standards, the solution includes 115.2kbps data services allowing users to have access to the Internet with browsing and e-mail capabilities. LSI Logic's complete CDMA solution includes a set of software deliverables, including a DSP operating system, hardware drivers, vocoders and algorithms and an IS-95B protocol stack that includes source code. Designers can also take advantage of LSI Logic's Engineering Test System (ETS) diagnostic software and third-party design verification tool software.
To assist customers in accelerating product development, LSI Logic used its wireless expertise to implement an RF reference design, along with an extensive customer training program. The training program includes complete hands-on development-system training and chip and system level documentation. LSI Logic's product application engineering team is available to leverage its extensive experience with wireless system, software & ASIC design to support customers with their CDMA handset developments.
Additional design aids include a CDMA development system that provides a complete hardware and software development environment allowing designers to monitor all critical signals in the CDMA chip. LSI Logic also reduces time to market by providing customers with a low-risk development path using an initial RAM-based architecture. The RAM-based chip allows designers to verify product features for validation before moving towards volume production with a pin and package compatible ROM-based chip.
"LSI Logic's system-on-a-chip expertise is allowing customers like Denso to integrate more performance and functionality onto a smaller footprint," said Greg Helton, director of wireless products at LSI Logic. "The result is a fully integrated, compact, low-power handset compatible with Japanese CDMA networks." LSI Logic's certified CDMA solution provides customers with the technology to produce a phone with excess of 150 hours of active standby time, over two hours of talk time and Internet browsing capability.
Denso is shipping phones, based on LSI Logic's CDMA solution, in volume. The Denso phones offer Japanese consumers a compact (80 cc) and lightweight (87 g) handset.
LSI Logic announced its single-chip CDMA baseband Processor Solution at CTIA '99 in February of this year. To view this announcement, please refer to LSI Logic's news section on their website at http://www.lsilogic.com/news/nwsreleases/pr0139.html
About LSI Logic
LSI Logic (NYSE:LSI), The System on a Chip Companyâ , is a leading supplier of custom high-performance semiconductors, with operations worldwide. The company enables customers to build complete systems on a single chip with its CoreWare® design program, which increases performance, lowers system costs and accelerates time to market. LSI Logic develops application-optimized products in partnership with trendsetting customers, and operates leading-edge manufacturing facilities to produce submicron geometry chips. The company maintains a high level of quality as demonstrated by its ISO 9002 certifications. LSI Logic Corporation is headquartered at 1551 McCarthy Boulevard, Milpitas, California 95035, www.lsilogic.com.
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