QUALCOMM’s single-chip Universal Broadcast Modem (UBM) solution will support three of the world’s leading mobile broadcast standards.
The UBM solution unifies the mobile TV standards into a single chip with support for FLO technology, Digital Video Broadcasting – Handheld (DVB-H) and one-segment Integrated Services Digital Broadcasting – Terrestrial (ISDB-T). It creates a common platform for manufacturers and addresses the needs of network operators in Europe, Asia, North America and elsewhere for the deployment of mobile broadcast services.
“Our UBM solution addresses the industry’s need by providing a single universal chip that supports three of the world’s leading standards, enabling mobile handsets to receive real-time content regardless of the broadcast technology selected by operators,” said Mike Concannon, vice president of strategic products for QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies.
The UBM is designed as a companion to QUALCOMM’s Mobile Station Modem (MSMTM) baseband chipsets, but it can be used with other products. The UBM leverages the processing power of the Enhanced Multimedia and Convergence Platforms, eliminating the need for additional dedicated application processors for more power-efficient devices with smaller form-factors. The UBM solution supports the entire UHF bandwidth: 470 – 862 MHz, is tunable for 5, 6, 7 and 8 MHz channel bandwidths, and support single- and multi-frequency networks. It is designed to be compatible with CDMA2000 and WCDMA/UMTS devices.
The UBM solution is expected to sample in the first quarter of 2007.