Fujitsu announced the launch of the world’s smallest radio frequency module for mobile devices, which supports all of the RF circuitry necessary for Mobile WiMAX, the highly anticipated next-generation broadband wireless technology. The new RF module, MB86K71, co-developed with Fujitsu Laboratories Limited, was designed using 90-nanometer CMOS process technology. Sample shipment is scheduled to start at the end of February 2008.
This new RF module from Fujitsu, the world’s smallest to feature all of the RF circuits necessary for Mobile WiMAX devices including RF-IC, antenna switches, a power amplifier, filters, and an oscillator circuit, measures just 15mm x 15mm (height: 1.5mm) in dimension. Thus, this RF module will enable significant reduction of the form-factor of Mobile WiMAX devices.
The new RF module also supports MIMO technology, thereby enabling high-speed and reliable wireless connections that are essential for Mobile WiMAX devices. Furthermore, Fujitsu also verified that this RF module can be connected to Fujitsu’s previously released Mobile WiMAX baseband chip, MB86K21, enabling customers faster development and faster time to market of Mobile WiMAX devices through the use of both of these chips. Continue >>