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The MB87M3400 Enables Development of Modular, Scalable,
WiMAX-Compliant Base Stations and Subscriber Stations


Frankfurt, April 22 2005. Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) fully supports the announcement made yesterday by Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) who introduced its highly integrated WiMAX system-on-chip at Broadband Wireless World in Las Vegas. The MB87M3400 complies with the IEEE802.16-2004 standard and will enable development of a new generation of WiMAX-compliant broadband wireless access (BWA) equipment.

The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC sets the stage for both base station and subscriber station implementation, which will bring cost-efficient, high-quality, fixed broadband connectivity to Metro Area Network users, without the need for direct Line of Sight access to base stations from their remotely connected subscriber stations. The MB87M3400 is designed to enable deployment of BWA equipment for both base stations and subscriber stations in licensed or license-exempt bands below 11GHz.

“This new WiMAX-compliant SoC is the industry’s most integrated, modular, scalable, and cost-efficient solution,” said Keith Horn, senior vice president of sales and marketing for FMA. “Our design team has worked very closely with innovative systems developers worldwide to deliver the optimal technology for WiMAX-compliant equipment. Early adopters of our system-on-chip are now set to make 2005 the inaugural year for WiMAX-based customer premise equipment, base stations and low-cost subscriber stations in a broad range of geographic markets.”

Manfred Mettendorff, Senior Marketing Manager at Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe (FME) added, “In Europe in particular, with the licensed band in the 3.5GHz region, we are expecting a rapid implementation of WiMAX. Fujitsu’s cost efficient solution will enable equipment manufacturers and service providers to offer competitive business models with fast return on investment.”

He continued, "To tie-in with this announcement, FME is co-sponsoring the IQPC WiMAX conference taking place in Berlin, on April 28th & 29th. Reza Golshan, Director, System ASIC from FMA is presenting a paper there on ' Technical challenges to be mastered by making WiMAX interoperable', and our complete chip solution will be discussed and described."

The MB87M3400 uses an OFDM 256 (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) PHY that supports channels from 1.75MHz up to 20MHz, and can operate in TDD or FDD modes, with support for all available channel bandwidths. A programmable frequency selection generates the sample clock for any desired bandwidth. When applying 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and using all 192 sub-carriers, the SoC's data rate can go up to 75Mbps. Uplink sub-channelisation is also supported.

The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC incorporates sophisticated processing power, including a powerful main RISC engine that implements the 802.16 upper-layer MAC, scheduler, drivers, protocol stacks, and user application software. Also on board is a secondary RISC/DSP that functions as a co-processor, which executes lower-layer MAC functions, offloading processing from the upper-layer MAC and enhancing total performance. A multi-channel DMA controller handles high-speed transactions among agents on a high-performance bus.

Incorporates Security, Radio Control, Analogue Circuitry
The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC also incorporates radio control and all required analogue circuits, along with a comprehensive set of integrated peripheral functions. To ensure security, the MB87M3400 uses DES/AES/CCM encryption/decryption engines for the 802.16 MAC privacy sub-layer. The chip also includes a memory controller, an Ethernet engine for interfacing to the network, and high-performance DAC/ADC for flexible baseband interface.

Availability
The MB87M3400 comes in a 436-pin BGA package and is available now. A complete reference design, including all required software and hardware for a cost-effective system solution, is also available. The reference design is scheduled for certification
by the WiMAX ForumTM.

Fujitsu plans ongoing, comprehensive support for the WiMAX standards, as the WiMAX Forum and its member companies work to deliver IEEE 802.16e to serve mobile wireless broadband applications.

WiMAX conference in Berlin April 28-29
For more information please follow:
http://www.iqpc.com/cgi-bin/templates/singlecell.html?topic=...


Fujitsu & Partner Releases
For more information on Fujitsu's WiMAX partners please follow the links to additional press releases in collaboration with Aperto, WiLAN, ZTE and SiGe.

Aperto Networks Chooses Fujitsu System-on-Chip for its WiMAX Systems http://www.fme.fujitsu.com/news/press/show/618/235/

Fujitsu and Wi-LAN Deliver Industry Leadership in WiMAX-Compliant Broadband Wireless Technology http://www.fme.fujitsu.com/news/press/show/619/236/

Fujitsu and SiGe Semiconductor Collaborate to Deliver WiMAXTM Reference Design for the 3.5GHz Band http://www.fme.fujitsu.com/news/press/show/620/237/

ZTE Corporation and Fujitsu Collaborate on WiMAX-Compliant Technology http://www.fme.fujitsu.com/news/press/show/621/238/


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