Solectek Corporation has selected the MB87M3550 Fixed WiMAX SoC from Fujitsu Microelectronics as the standard silicon for integration into its new WiMAX-compliant series of SkyWay-MAX base stations and subscriber units. The SkyWay-MAX system will be available in limited quantities at the end of 2006, and will be generally available during the first quarter of 2007.
Solectek’s new SkyWay-MAX products are targeted at competitive and emerging carriers with innovative wireless broadband service offerings, carriers expanding into countries and regions where broadband is unavailable, and wireline carriers expanding into broadband wireless markets.
The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC MB87M3550 supports 1.75MHz up to 20MHz channels, and can operate in TDD or FDD modes with support for all available channel bandwidths. When applying 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and using all 192 sub-carriers, the SoC data rate is capable of reaching up to 75Mbps. The Fujitsu 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. A secondary RISC/DSP co-processor executes lower-layer MAC functions, offloading processing from the upper-layer MAC and enhancing total performance. Continue >>