InterDigital Communications Corporation, a leading architect, designer and provider of wireless technology and product platforms, will demonstrate its Wideband CDMA (WCDMA) air interface solutions at the 2003 3GSM World Congress in Cannes, France (February 17-21, 2003). The WCDMA solution demonstrations feature the Company's standards compliant, end-to-end Wideband Time Division Duplex (WTDD) system and a complete WCDMA solution for mobile terminals, including InterDigital's Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) software protocol stack product.
The WTDD system will operate point-to-point over a fully functioning radio network controller (RNC), Node B and end-user terminal device (UE) configured for a mobile environment and will demonstrate call setup as well as a 384 kbps streaming audio and video call.
WTDD, which is WCDMA for the unpaired spectrum and a technology that integrates seamlessly with FDD, supports both voice and data in the unpaired spectrum allocated in 3G licenses worldwide. WTDD is uniquely suited for data-rich and multi-media applications. Together, FDD and TDD form a complete solution as companion, underlying air interface technologies that enable WCDMA-based products to efficiently deliver voice, data and multimedia applications.
Co-developed by InterDigital and Infineon, the WCDMA FDD multi-mode software protocol stack product for terminal devices is a standards compliant solution that supports Infineon's 3G baseband processor and also is portable to other baseband processors. The Company is marketing the protocol stack, which interfaces with existing GSM/GPRS hardware and software.
InterDigital also will launch SmartRRM(SM), a complete suite of advanced radio resource management algorithms and advanced simulation tools that maximizes TDD performance and lowers deployment costs. SmartRRM allocates radio resources to suit the character of the offered traffic, optimizing connections, network stability, connection reliability, system capacity, terminal battery consumption, and overall quality of service.
The following InterDigital executives will deliver presentations at this year's 3GSM World Congress:
-- Dr. Alain Briancon, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer and Chair of the GSM Association's Associate Member Interest Group - Understanding the Business Case for TDD, Wireless Access Track B, 16:30 on Tuesday, February 18. -- Jim Nolan, VP Systems Engineering - Wireless LAN Operator Scenarios, Special Focus, 11:50 on Thursday, February 20.
Dr. Briancon will discuss the findings of a recently released study outlining the economic benefits that TDD technology offers to operators for different deployment options and marketing scenarios, namely hot zone coverage, wide area broadband deployments, and capacity enhancement. As part of his presentation, Dr. Briancon will highlight the effectiveness of WTDD in supporting high revenue traffic profiles expected in the UMTS 3G environment - specifically dense urban, urban and suburban locations - as well as examine the economic implications of using WTDD technology and its integration with FDD within the WCDMA environment. Mr. Nolan will present on the subject of Wireless LAN and potential operator deployment scenarios.