Wavesat Showcases 802.16e at WiMAX Forum Mobile PlugFest

Wavesat, a leading supplier of 802.16d/e WiMAX semiconductor solutions, participated in the WiMAX Forum’s second public Mobile PlugFest. Wavesat’s UMobile(TM) products are among the WiMAX(TM) technologies that have been submitted for the PlugFest taking place at the AT4 wireless labs in Malaga, Spain from February 11 to 17, 2007. This Mobile PlugFest provides an opportunity for WiMAX companies to test interoperability of base stations and end user devices prior to entering the official WiMAX Forum certification process scheduled for mid-year.

“These events are crucial to help the industry get ready for the introduction of Mobile WiMAX(TM) in the next 2-3 years while Fixed WiMAX is being deployed today, “commented Frank Draper, VP Strategic Development of Wavesat. “On the Fixed side, our clients have access to an impressive ecosystem of partners and Powered by Wavesat solutions around our 802.16d-2004 Evolutive(TM) portfolio. We are committed to the same level of interoperability with our UMobile(TM) portfolio.”

Wavesat announced earlier this week its 802.16e Mobile product strategy centered around its UMobile(TM) family of WiMAX chipsets supporting all features of Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 profiles in a cost effective, flexible and highly programmable architecture.

“With more than 30 companies participating in this latest mobile WiMAX Forum PlugFest, there is strong momentum and a clear commitment by the WiMAX ecosystem,” said Ron Resnick, president and chairman of the WiMAX Forum. “By the contributions of Wavesat and the other PlugFest participants, these WiMAX Forum interoperability events continue to show a significant leap ahead with maturity of mobile WIMAX products. Additionally, the experience gained at these PlugFests is critical to improve quality of interoperability testing and to maintain our accelerated path to WiMAX Forum Certification.”

Wavesat WiMAX Portfolio
Wavesat’s award-winning and WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) WiMAX product portfolio supports both base stations and subscriber units for licensed and license-exempt radio frequencies. Wavesat provides a full-range of standards-based integrated circuits, software, and development platforms supporting IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards.

Featuring the industry’s only WiMAX Mini-PCI card and chosen by ODMs and OEMs worldwide, Wavesat’s WiMAX portfolio provides effective wireless connectivity for a wide range of network sizes and coverage from urban to rural applications.

Wavesat provides solutions for each WiMAX market segment including:

  • Fixed (access points, backhaul, DSL extensions) with 802.16-2004 OFDM Evolutive(TM) solutions
  • Nomadic & Portable (fixed system to include high-speed connectivity for laptop and portable applications) with 802.16d+ OFDM Evolutive(TM) products
  • Full mobility with 802.16e-2005 sOFDMA UMobile(TM) WiBro/WiMAX product family

About Wavesat
Wavesat is a privately held fabless semiconductor company developing WiMAX chipsets, software and reference designs, enabling OEMs and ODMs to be first to market with high performance and cost effective WiMAX compliant solutions. Featuring the first WiMAX Forum certified CPE design, Wavesat provides solutions for each WiMAX market segment from Fixed to Mobility.