VAN NUYS, Calif.--TechnoConcepts Inc. today announced that it has filed a provisional patent application with the US Patent and Trademark Office for semiconductor circuits that make possible global roaming and true interoperability of mobile devices. The "Single Input, Single Output, Multi-Band RF Front End" makes it possible for a single RF receiver chip to replace multiple tuned RF front end transceivers, reducing both cost and power consumption.
Antonio Turgeon, CEO and Chairman of TechnoConcepts, said: "To understand the technology this invention replaces, imagine a number of parallel railroad tracks, each representing a separate frequency band. To switch a train from one track to another requires a mechanical switch in a specific location. This invention effectively replaces the multiple fixed tracks with a multi-lane super highway, eliminating the mechanical switches and allowing vehicles to shift smoothly from one lane (or frequency band) to another, in an instant and at will. This provisional patent application is important to our mission of providing fully programmable and reconfigurable wireless receivers and transmitters specifically designed for mobile devices to operate in multiple frequency bands, with many different wireless standards and protocols."
"The typical approach to multi-band communications is to interface multiple tuned RF front end amplifiers to multiple antennas. This invention provides for a single front end interface, replacing those multiple, separate components," said Ronald Hickling, Chief Technology Officer of TechnoConcepts.
This invention will become an integral part of TechnoConcepts' True Software Radio(TM), a wireless transmitter/receiver chip technology that operates continuously across different frequency bands, controlled entirely by software. As part of the commercialization process, the Company is currently conducting parametric characterization of its first chips designed for base station, automotive, and other applications. The characterization process is nearly complete. The Company then expects to release a preliminary specification sheet that will serve as the baseline for its initial production run of commercial chips, targeted for the first quarter of the 2007 calendar year. The Company believes True Software Radio(TM) will provide cost-effective interoperability, global roaming and universal connectivity for wireless communications.
TechnoConcepts (OTCBB:TCPS - News) designs, develops and markets semiconductors for wireless communications. The Company has developed and patented True Software Radio(TM), a proprietary technology that creates convergence for the wireless industry. True Software Radio(TM) chipsets are designed to enable cell phones, PDAs, laptops, and other mobile devices with different radio frequencies, standards, and protocols to adjust by software command so that they can communicate directly with each other, across otherwise incompatible networks, without multiple radios. True Software Radio(TM) chipsets replace the front end, I/F processing, ADC, and digital filtering sections of digital radios. Because the technology simplifies design and reduces component costs, the Company believes that True Software Radio(TM) is an ideal platform for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and original design manufacturers (ODMs) to develop new wireless broadband, mobile data, cellular, and other next-generation wireless applications.
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