WiMAX Forum Congress Asia 2010, TAIPEI, TAIWAN: Accton Wireless Broadband Corp. (AWB), a leading provider of Wireless Broadband Modems, and Beceem, a leading provider of 4G chips, have announced the launch of AWB’s new CPE platform built on Beceem’s BCS5350 4G-WiMAX chip.
The CPE platform is designed to allow AWB to bring to market different CPEs from a basic data modem to a high-end CPE with support for multiple Voice and Data connections plus integrated WiFi. Using the same BCS5350 chip for all CPE platforms significantly reduces AWB’s development time and cost by leveraging Beceem’s versatile “CPE platform.”
The CPE platform supports full data throughput with simultaneous support of two VoIP lines and WiFi AP stack, and all required networking, routing and security software.
“AWB is well known for its high-performance WiMAX modems, and the BCS5350 -- with its Twin Turbo and integrated VoIP support -- offers an ideal combination of increased performance with a significantly reduced bill of materials,” said Aditya Agrawal, senior director of marketing for Beceem Communications. “Having a single-chip with high performance and low price is just what the WiMAX industry needs as it enters a next phase of market growth.”
“Beceem is one of AWB’s key strategic partners in the WiMAX CPEs development, and AWB is very happy to have the opportunity to work with Beceem for BC5350 development. The BCS5350 is one of the perfect products to allow us to extend our advanced CPE product lines by simultaneously increasing our high-performance capabilities, while also enabling significant product and development cost reductions,” said Ray Lee, President at AWB.
“We clearly expect our new CPE products to extend our leading position in the high-end CPE market that we have earned with unique devices based on earlier generations of Beceem WiMAX chips.”
Sampling since Q1, the BCS5350 supports simultaneous Data, Voice and WiFi capabilities and the Twin Turbo Uplink innovation.