NXP Semiconductor 150 mbps LTE modem and Clearwires 6Mbps Wimax network

NXP Launches The World’s Fastest Cellular Modem, the PNX6910, which is capable of achieving data transfer rates of 150 Mbits downlink and 50 Mbits uplink, and supports multi-mode LTE/HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM capability.

The world’s fastest cellular modem from NXP – Nexperia Cellular System Solution PNX6910 will be available to early access customers in the second quarter of 2009.

Advanced cellular modem
– LTE class 4 up to 150-Mbps down link, 50-Mbps uplink
– TDD and FDD support
– MiMo, Rx diversity with 2Rx/1Tx path
– Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
– HSPA/LTE bands I-XIV, TDSCDMA bands 33-37 & 39
Interfaces to cellular-connect smart phones and PC’s
– USB 2.0 high-speed device and high-speed MIPI HSI, SDIO
– Drivers for Linux, Windows, Apple OS

Sprint Nextel and Clearwire are promising that their new 6Mbps WiMAX network will support both open access and wholesale access and that it will reach 140 million people by the end of 2010 and executives announced that they hope to cover 220 million people by 2017.

A lengthy document filed this week with the FCC asks for permission to merge the 2.5GHz spectrum assets of Sprint and Clearwire into “New Clearwire,” the company backed by Sprint, Clearwire, Intel, Time Warner, Google, and Bright House. In the filing, Clearwire makes the case that it will provide true “third pipe” Internet access to home and mobile users at speeds of 6Mbps (and 3Mbps uplink).

Clearwire claim that “each of these systems has consistently demonstrated the ability to deliver up to 6Mbps downlink and up to 3Mbps uplink while the end user is moving at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour.”