Wimax chipmaker Sequans is teaming up with Sumitomo Electric Networks to develop an "ultra small CPE" called the SWiM WS2000/2001.
Suminet is targeting the home security, M2M, and automotive markets
with the new device, which will be used for video applications,
remote-controlled cameras, home controllers, and tracking devices for
the home market, and in-car navigation, remote diagnostics, and
security for the automotive market.
Suminet's SWiM WS2000 is an embedded module, which is 2.7 cm by 4.3
cm by 0.6cm and SWiM WS2001 is a standalone module which is 10.8cm by
4.0cm by 2.6cm. They include both an Ethernet PHY and USB 2.0 interface
and a complete networking software suite. Takashi Suzuki, director,
Suminet said the technology has enabled us to build a state-of-the art
solution with very high performance, providing unique value for our
particular applications," said "Sequans offers the most advanced and
powerful WiMAX chip solutions available today.
Sequans recently introduced its new generation of 65 nm chips that
integrate baseband and triple band RF in a single die. Based on
state-of-the-art 65 nm technology and five years of Sequans proven
field experience, the chips deliver the highest level of integration
yet achieved, resulting in dramatically reduced cost, power consumption
Sequans technology delivers maximum throughput of greater than 40 Mbps
with extremely low power consumption of less than 350 mW in active mode
(with fully loaded MIMO traffic) and less than 0.5 mW in standby. The
integrated RF covers all three global WiMAX bands, 2.3, 2.5, and 3.5
GHz and supports both TDD and H-FDD. All of Sequans' mobile station
solutions support 2 Tx and uplink MIMO, a feature unique to Sequans
that can nearly double cell coverage.
No word on when anything is going to hit the shops.