WiNetworks, Sequans Unveil WiN7000 Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Base Station

SEQUANS Communications, a leading WiMAX chipmaker, and WiNetworks, an innovative WiMAX systems provider, announced the availability of WiNetworks’ WiN7000 Compact Base Station based on Sequans new SQN2130 Mobile WiMAX base station ASIC. Sequans is the first WiMAX chipmaker to develop a single MAC & PHY chip optimized for Mobile WiMAX base stations, and WiNetworks is the first to use it to bring a Mobile WiMAX base station to market. The WiN7000 base station is part of WiNetworks Win-Max(TM) product line of Mobile WiMAX systems.

WiNetworks will be deploying the new WiN7000 Compact Base Stations throughout North America, Europe, and the Far East, with commercial deployment beginning in Q4 2007. The WiN7000 base stations deliver high performance as a function of Sequans unique MIMO technology, mimoMAX(TM), and three output power levels: low output power for unlicensed spectrum regulation, medium output power for standard regulation, and high output power, featuring twice the standard power for larger, low density cell areas. WiNetworks’ WiN7000 is a one-box, all-outdoor, compact design that can be installed on poles, walls, or street lamps, reducing operator CAPEX and OPEX.

“Sequans’ new ASIC has enabled us to build low cost, low power consuming base stations with high performance,” said Effi Atad, WiNetworks CEO. “The chip provides the flexibility and power to serve up to hundreds of simultaneous users with high throughput, yet it is cost-effective for our compact design and low power where we need it for unlicensed spectrum. We’ve been working with Sequans using their SQN2110 FPGA platform and the transition to the SQN2130, using the same software, has been very smooth. Sequans was the right choice for our Win-Max Compact Base Stations and the right choice for the market.”

“WiNetworks is building WiMAX systems of great value to operators,” said Georges Karam, Sequans CEO. “They have evaluated market needs with attention to what will really be successful in the market and the result is Mobile WiMAX systems with highly cost-effective performance.”

WiNetworks’ Win-Max product line operates in the 1.x, 2.x, and 3.x GHz frequency bands and includes base stations, CPEs, and relay stations all based on Sequans chips (SQN1130 for CPEs and SQN2130 for relay stations and base stations).

The SQN2130 base station ASIC is a full 802.16e-2005 MAC and PHY baseband solution, supporting 2X2 MIMO (2 Tx and 2 Rx, Matrix A and B), and delivering high throughput performance as a function of Sequans’ unique architecture and patent-pending mimoMAX(TM) technology. It is scaleable and can fully support the manufacture of any size base station—femto, pico, micro, or multi-sector macro with no compromise of features, functionality, or performance.

Visit Sequans (booth 814) and WiNetworks (booth 437) at WiMAX World USA in Chicago, September 26-27. See a live demo of WiNetworks’ new WiN7000 Compact Base Station.

About WiNetworks
WiNetworks Inc. is an innovative provider of unique WiMAX systems built according to the 802.16e mobile WiMAX standard. WiNetwork’s Win-Max(TM) systems offer a full range of products including the Compact Base Station, Customer Premise Equipment (CPEs), and Relay Stations. Win-Max systems are standards-based products supporting mobile, portable and fixed 802.16e-2005 WiMAX. WiNetwork’s offers the Win-Max systems in the 1.X, 2.X and 3.XGHz frequencies including customized solutions for special frequency ranges. WiNetworks was founded in 2004 and is a principle member of the WiMAX Forum and is leading the development of the new 802.16j WiMAX standard for Relay technologies.

About Sequans
SEQUANS Communications is a leading supplier of fixed and mobile WiMAX chips, based on IEEE 802.16-2004 and 802.16e-2005 standards, for both base stations and subscriber stations. Sequans’ mimoMAX(TM) technology combines a true maximum likelihood MIMO decoder with a patent-pending, low-power algorithm to deliver the highest possible performance with lowest power consumption. Sequans offers equipment manufacturers an all-in-one solution with full MAC and PHY functionality, enabling them to build a wide range of high performing WiMAX network components: femto, pico, micro and multi-sector macro base stations, outdoor and indoor subscriber terminals, home gateways, and all types of mobile devices.