Qualcomm has announced what is said to be the industry’s first single-chip CDMA2000 radio frequency CMOS transceiver with integrated receive diversity and simultaneous-GPS. The RTR6500 transceiver’s integration of receive diversity improves network capacity, and its integrated support for simultaneous-GPS provides a way to meet the demand for location services while enabling handsets to feature a slim form factor. The transceiver also features IntelliCeiver technology for dynamic power optimization.
The transceiver integrates receive diversity to enable increases of up to 50% in network capacity and of up to 100% in average CDMA2000 1xEV-DO data throughput at the cell edge. The transceiver’s integration of GPS functionality is said to enable widespread consumer support for location and emergency services by eliminating the cost for expensive discrete components through direct integration. The IntelliCeiver feature monitors the signal environment and continuously provides power optimization when higher power is not needed. Continue>>