C-motech, Wavesat Team on WiMAX ExpressCard

C-motech, a company specializing in wireless data modems, and Wavesat, a supplier of 802.16d and 802.16e solutions, announced a partnership for a WiMAX ExpressCard for laptops. The ExpressCard is Powered by Wavesat’s Evolutive(TM) NP7256 chipset, supporting 802.16d+, enabling nomadic and portable devices as defined in the WiMAX ETWG profile. The device also offers the competitive advantage of backward compatibility with IEEE 802.16-2004 fixed WiMAX systems enabling these devices to be seamlessly introduced into existing networks. This product Series offers enhanced indoor reach through uplink subchannelization.

“Wavesat is a highly experienced and innovative WiMAX chipmaker and its vision is setting the norm throughout the industry,” Young Hwan Kim, C-motech’s CTO commented. “Wavesat semiconductor solutions are giving us the best technology for building WiMAX portable devices. We look forward to a long term relationship with Wavesat.”

Vijay Dube, Wavesat’s President and COO commented, “The introduction of compact and plug-in WiMAX devices such as ExpressCards is yet another step in helping accelerate WiMAX adoption worldwide. C-motech is rapidly becoming a global wireless data leader by delivering leading-edge next-generation wireless communications technologies. We’re happy to partner with them to support their commitment to enhancing users’ broadband experience with WiMAX and we’re looking forward to a profitable partnership with them.”

Wavesat WiMAX Portfolio
Wavesat’s award-winning and WiMAX Forum Certified(TM) WiMAX products support 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 first 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 C-motech
C-motech Co., Ltd. (CEO Lee Jae Man) is a tech firm specializing in wireless data modems used for data communication over mobile handsets. Data modems help mobile handsets, such as notebook computers, PCs and digital cameras, access the broadband wireless Internet. The company has been developing and manufacturing a wide variety of data modems including internal and external PCMCIA cards and universal serial bus (USB) devices since 2002.

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.