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ASOCS and Renesas Technology partner to deliver GSM/GPRS/EDGE development system

February 11, 2009
By Jean-Pierre Joosting , Microwave Engineering

Rosh Ha'ayin, Israel and London, United Kingdom — ASOCS and Renesas Technology Europe have announced a GSM/GPRS/EDGE communication development system (CDS) that comprises an ASOCS MP100 MultiComms processor and a Renesas Technology DRACO3 RF subsystem. The development system allows handset designers to rapidly prototype combined cellular and Internet products.

According to ACSOS, the proven, stable RF sub-system from Renesas enables quick time to market with MP100 MultiComms processor-based handsets and handhelds.

The ASOCS MP100 MultiComms processor offers high-performance software reconfigurable modems, low latency air-interface switching, and minimal power consumption — enabling user-transparent access to the Internet. Using this processor, handset and device developers can now run cellular and Wi-Fi concurrently.

Providing the development systems RF capability, the DRACO3 enables a power-efficient, cost-effective quad band EDGE radio solution in a compact footprint. Available for most leading baseband platforms, the highly integrated RF solution supports dual mode operation with a flexible HPA architecture.

According to Renesas the DRACO3 is well suited to address the upcoming wireless convergence market due to its low power consumption, feature set, robust performance, high quality and availability.

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