GCT launches New WiMAX 2 4G single-chip with 4×4 MIMO system

GCT Semiconductor, a designer and supplier of 4G solutions
to the global market, announced a new WiMAX 2 (IEEE 802.16m) single-chip,
GDM7225, integrating RF, MAC and PHY into a single-chip.

This new highly integrated monolithic WiMAX 2 single-chip
offers a 4×4 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) system, enabling high-speed
wireless broadband communications four to five times faster than existing WiMAX
technology.

 

GDM7225 allows for higher data rates and provides
backward compatibility with existing 16e mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e)
requirements. With this new WiMAX 2 single-chip, GCT is collaborating with UQ
Communications Inc. in Japan to enhance their 4G WiMAX network to the next level of performance.

 

As the demand for wireless broadband continues to grow
exponentially, UQ Communications is committed to advancing and improving our
mobile WiMAX capacity in order to offer our users a superior experience. Our
cooperation with GCT enables us to take full advantage of the potential of
mobile WiMAX 2 in Japan,” said Akio Nozaka, president of UQ Communications.

 

We believe WiMAX 2 is the natural next generation option
for WiMAX operators to improve network performance cost-effectively and enhance
the user-experience,” said Kyeongho Lee, president and CEO of GCT Semiconductor.

Our new WiMAX 2 single-chip will power the terminal
devices needed by operators that are upgrading their networks. The announcement
of GDM7225 today demonstrates our continuing efforts to advance the 4G
ecosystem and provide market-proven 4G SoC solutions to our WiMAX and LTE
customers,” Kyeongho added.

 

By Telecomlead.com Team
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