Higher level of integration delivers smaller footprint and lower overall system cost
ORLANDO — March 23, 2011 — 4G chipmaker Sequans introduced its newest Mobile WiMAX chip, the SQN1310, today at CTIA’s Wireless 2011 annual trade show. The new chip leverages the architecture and software of Sequans’ SQN1200 series technology while providing higher levels of integration, enabling a smaller design footprint and reduced system cost.
“The new SQN1310 Mobile WiMAX chip is a reflection of the maturing WiMAX industry and the need of designers for more highly integrated chip solutions for WiMAX devices, especially handsets and tablets,” said Craig Miller, Sequans’ VP of marketing. “WiMAX-enabled handsets and tablets are proliferating rapidly and with the new SQN1310, Sequans makes it easier and more cost-effective to add WiMAX to these designs.”
The SQN1310 delivers baseband and dual-band RF in a single 65 nm die and its tiny 9×9 mm package includes memory. In addition to the very low power consumption enabled by its core 65 nm architecture, the SQN1310 employs state-of-the-art power reduction techniques to further reduce power consumption, especially in idle mode, extending the battery life of mobile devices. The SQN1310 comes with a comprehensive software package – Sequans’ 4G-EZ software suite – that includes a turnkey solution for both Android and Microsoft platforms, and seamless 3G/4G handover. Sequans’ 4G-EZ software is based on seven years of Sequans’ field experience and is running in all major WiMAX deployments, making it one of the most mature solutions in the global WiMAX ecosystem.
“The smartphone category was the dominant application for 4G in 2010, with award winning products such as the HTC EVO 4G smartphone achieving mass-market status,” said Richard Webb, directing analyst of WiMAX, Microwave and Mobile Devices, Infonetics Research, Inc. “Sequans is demonstrating its commitment to the category by continuing to optimize its solutions for mobile platforms.”
SQN1310 Mobile WiMAX system-on-chip is sampling now and will be generally available in Q2.
About Sequans Communications
Sequans Communications is a 4G chipmaker, supplying LTE and WiMAX chips to equipment manufacturers and mobile operators worldwide. Founded in 2004 to address the WiMAX market where it is now a global leader, Sequans expanded in early 2009 to address the LTE market. Sequans chips are inside leading WiMAX networks worldwide and will soon be inside LTE networks. Sequans is based in Paris, France with additional offices throughout the world, including USA, United Kingdom, Israel, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, and China. www.sequans.com.