SOURCE: SEQUANS Communications

October 17, 2005 10:25 ET

SEQUANS Communications Announces Availability of Its First System-on-Chips for WiMAX Subscriber Stations and Base Stations

Solutions to Enable Mass Market Adoption of WiMAX

CUPERTINO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 17, 2005 -- SEQUANS Communications, a fabless semiconductor company, today announced the availability of its first System-on-Chip (SoC) products for WiMAX Subscriber Stations (SQN1010) and Base Stations (SQN2010). The SQN1010 and SQN2010 are based on the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 802.16-2004 standard and will enable equipment manufacturers to build high performance, cost-effective, standards-based broadband wireless access systems.

Sequans' first WiMAX product family consists of a Subscriber SoC, a Base Station SoC, and Sequans' Software Solution (S-Cube). This product family makes it possible for equipment manufacturers to deploy a wide range of applications from high-end base stations to pico-base stations and from outdoor to feature-rich, indoor, self-install terminals and home gateways. Equipment manufacturers' benefit from Sequans' unique implementation of mandatory and optional WiMAX features that together drastically improve cell coverage, throughput and enable low-latency support for real-time voice, video and data applications.

"Self-install indoor CPE is critical for mass market adoption of WiMAX," said Bernard Aboussouan, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development, with SEQUANS Communications. "Operators and system vendors are demanding the features that will enable these capabilities. Sequans is leading the way and will continue to introduce features to address portable and mobile applications."

Space Time Coding, diversity combining, full subchannelization and Automatic Repeat Request are only few of the advanced features Sequans has built into its SoC's to enable the deployment of low power pico-base stations and self-install terminals. The support of full duplex Frequency Division Duplexing and channel widths up to 28 MHz in a single chip, are also major differentiators in business and backhaul applications.

Sequans' Software Solution, S-Cube, is comprised of hardware drivers, as well as MAC and scheduling functions. S-Cube is modular, allowing equipment manufacturers to reuse their existing software and expertise to differentiate their product offering, while still leveraging the performance and time to market advantages offered by Sequans' S-Cube. Several WiMAX equipment manufacturers such as: Airspan Networks and Cambridge use Sequans' silicon in their products.

About Sequans

SEQUANS Communications, headquartered in Paris, France, is a fabless semiconductor company and leading supplier of silicon and software for broadband wireless access. Sequans helps system vendors minimize development expenses and get to market faster with a differentiated and high performance product offering. Sequans' standards-based WiMAX solution incorporates additional features for increased coverage and mobility, thus lowering deployment costs and enabling fixed, nomadic/portable and mobile applications. More information is available at:

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