Fujitsu and Jurong Technologies Collaborate to Develop New Range of WiMAX Products

Ujitsu Microelectronics Asia (FMAL) has said that Jurong Technologies, through its subsidiary I-Sirius, has selected Fujitsu as its WiMAX baseband SoC partner.

As per the partnership deal, i-Sirius will use Fujitsu’s Mobile WiMAX baseband SoC to develop WiMAX (News – Alert) products such as embedded modules, USB dongles and Express cards. In addition, the companies are also expected to collaborate on strategic product positioning to enhance market penetration of these products.

Along with being fully compliant with IEEE802.16e-2005 standard, Fujitsu WiMAX Baseband SoC solution is also WiMAX Forum Wave2 (MiMO) profile compliant which supports Beamforming, Matrix A and MatrixB ( News – Alert).

Fujitsu says that it has already field-tested these features with real BS through air interface, and is ready for the Wave 2 certification. Moreover, mobile WiMAX SoC delivers “high throughput” which is close to the theoretical maximum achievable with MiMO.

“We are pleased to enter into this landmark collaboration with Fujitsu, a global leader in WiMAX technologies, as we are very impressed with their open technical policy, comprehensive hardware and software documentation, and competitive reference design pricing,” said Cheang Chee Ming, president and CEO at Jurong Technologies.

He also said that through this co-operation, his company is confident of providing “flexible first-class WiMAX products” based on Fujitsu’s WiMAX SoC.

Last month, Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited announced the launch of the MB88R157, an addition to its existing product line of spread-spectrum clock generators (SSCG(1)), which provide countermeasures against electromagnetic interference (EMI(2)) on high-frequency clock signals