Top-five handset OEM signs first Coolteq deal
Published on: 26th Apr 2009
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Nujira, a developer of mobile phone platforms says that it has signed a deal with an unnamed handset manufacturer to provide its Coolteq l handset development platform. The unnamed customer is reported to be one of the world's top five handset makers.
Commenting, Tim Haynes, Nujira CEO said, "This is the first time Coolteq-l has been independently assessed by a major handset OEM and we are delighted that our own measurements of the power consumption and bill of materials advantages have been confirmed by our customer. Since announcing our handset technology at MWC we have experienced enormous levels of interest from multiple areas of the handset supply chain including the OEMs themselves and expect other deals to soon follow."
Test results show that a handset PA using Nujira's Coolteq-l with embedded HAT technology is twice as power efficient during HSUPA transmissions, and 1.5 times as efficient during W-CDMA transmissions compared with the same PA without Coolteq-l. The benefits are even more pronounced as data rates increase and the technology is thus highly applicable for future LTE handsets.
Nujira Coolteq-l enables the creation of an efficient wideband RF front end, covering three to five times the bandwidth of a standard design with up to double the efficiency. Only two PAs (power amplifiers) would be needed to design a front end covering all of the fourteen different frequency bands defined in the 3GPP for LTE and all of the operating modes (GSM, EDGE, WCDMA, HSUPA and LTE), compared with seven or more without Nujira's solution thus achieving a significant reduction in the handset Bill of Materials.