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QUALCOMM Announces World's First Bluetooth WCDMA (UMTS) and GSM Voice Calls PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 October 2002


QUALCOMM Incorporated today announced the successful completion of the world's first Bluetooth (TM)-to-WCDMA (UMTS) voice calls.

Bluetooth technology, offered as part of QUALCOMM's wireless Launchpad(TM) suite of applications, is a short-range wireless radio solution that eliminates the need for wired connections between digital devices. The WCDMA voice calls were made under laboratory conditions using commercially available Bluetooth headsets interfacing with QUALCOMM's MSM6200(TM) Mobile Station Modem (MSM(TM)) chip on a Subscriber Unit Reference Development System (SURF(TM)) platform. Voice calls were both originated from and terminated at the Bluetooth headset. Bluetooth-to-GSM voice calls were also demonstrated using the same MSM6200 chipset and SURF platform.

QUALCOMM's single-chip MSM6200 multimode WCDMA/GSM/GPRS baseband processor is the first commercially available device that offers integrated Bluetooth technology and other Launchpad applications. In addition to Bluetooth and other connectivity technologies, the Launchpad suite encompasses advanced multimedia, position location, user interface and removable storage capabilities. Select components of the Launchpad suite are integrated into all of QUALCOMM's MSM chipsets, based on the market for which each chip is designed, to help facilitate a broad range of new handsets, applications and Internet-based services.

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