: Philips Electronics announced today that TCL & Alcatel Mobile
Phones has selected Philips Nexperia™ Cellular System Solution
6120 to deploy highly reliable, cost-effective EDGE-enabled mobile
phones for the mid and high-range markets. As the mobile multimedia
market grows, more and more mobile operators around the world are
considering EDGE implementation in their mobile networks in order
to attract new subscribers and to generate new revenue streams.
an attractive option for operators looking to bring in additional
revenue through such high-speed wireless data applications as real-time
audio and video streaming, digital photo imaging, MP3 music capabilities,
MPEG4 video playback and interactive games," said Allen Nogee,
principal analyst, wireless technology, InStat/MDR. "EDGE-enabled
phones are expected to account for nearly a quarter of GSM handsets
produced worldwide by the end of 2005 and close to 50 percent by 2007."
By selecting technology
from Philips, TCL & Alcatel Mobile Phones will extend its future-proof
approach for the GSM/GPRS market and offer its mobile infrastructure
customers an advanced and efficient EDGE solution.
collaboration with TCL & Alcatel Mobile Phones combines its deep
technical understanding in mobile communication infrastructure and
mobile phones with the system and chip know-how of Philips. This allows
TCL & Alcatel Mobile Phones to offer excellent, high performance
solutions for GSM/GPRS/EDGE phones," said Peter Baumgartner,
senior vice president and general manager Global Market Segment Mobile
& Personal, Philips Semiconductors.
leading Nexperia Cellular System Solution comprises Philips Nexperia
Cellular Baseband (PCF5213), RF Transceiver (UAA3587), EDGE Power
Amplifier (BGY284E), power management unit (PCF50603), image processor
(PNX4000), Bluetooth module (BGB204), FM Radio (TEA5761UK) and integrated
discretes. It supports worldwide GSM roaming as well as GPRS and EDGE
class 10 featuring four downlink channels and two uplink channels.
Its protocol stack is completely validated by IOTs (Inter-Operability
to its high-speed data capabilities, the ARM9â„¢-based
system solution features fully integrated software algorithms from
Philips Software. It includes the revolutionary LifeVibesâ„¢
Voice Hands Free acoustic echo canceller and noise reduction algorithm
for speaker phones and the LifeVibes Multimedia Video Encoder Service
and Video Player Service (VPS) that enable the capture playback and
streaming of real-time 3GPP and MPEG-4 audio and video files. The
VPS also enables the playback of MP3 and AAC-LC audio files. Other
functionalities include JTWI compliant JAVA, software polyphony, DRM,
hardware security, Mono Interference Cancellation (also known as SAIC),
WAP/MMS and Bluetooth 1.2 with a large set of profiles.