Cellular system solution drives adoption of advanced features in mid-range handsets - Embedded.com

Cellular system solution drives adoption of advanced features in mid-range handsets

Philips announced a new member of its Nexperia Cellular System Solution family. The Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5210 GSM/GPRS/EDGE platform incorporates a hardware and software design optimized for multimedia performance that eliminates the need for a separate coprocessor. This approach enables handset makers to accelerate time-to-market and create advanced, yet cost-effective, mid-range handsets for the global market.

The Nexperia Cellular System Solution 5210 is the third-generation of Philips EDGE platforms. This quad band class 12-capable EDGE solution supports e-AAC+ stereo audio content. Hence, it gives end-users a premium audio environment with its music equalizer and high-quality FM stereo recording. On the imaging side, it offers embedded digital camera interface with a 1.3-Mpixel resolution (or higher definition with a video processor), as well as QCIF video recording and playback at 30 frames/s. For simplicity reasons, all functions are manageable by USB connection. These features combined with high EDGE data rates and connectivity capabilities give the consumer an exciting mobile multimedia experience. The Nexperia cellular system solution 5210 includes a cellular baseband (PNX5230); a GSM/GPRS/EDGE RF transceiver (UAA3588E); a power amplifier front-end module with integrated antenna switch (BGY505); and a power-management unit (PCF50611) with main and backup battery charging. It also incorporates mono interference cancellation (MIC) technology, which uses advanced software-based techniques to improve transmission integrity, decreasing the number of dropped calls and increasing data rate. More information is available at www.semiconductors.philips.com.

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