NextWave Broadband Inc. has begun shipping samples of its NW1000 series WiMAX chipset, comprised of the NW1100 baseband system-on-a-chip (SOC), matched NW1200 multiband RFIC, and associated system software, to consumer electronics and mobile device manufacturers.

NextWave’s NW1000 series is designed to provide wireless device manufacturers with an advanced platform to develop next-generation WiMAX mobile terminal products. The chipset incorporates numerous NextWave innovations to improve performance, reduce power consumption, lower manufacturing costs, enable advanced mobile-multimedia applications, and allow seamless operation and roaming across worldwide WiMAX frequencies and profiles.

Key features of the NW1000 series chipset platform include:

- IEEE 802.16e standard-based;
- supports PCI and SPI host interfaces;
- optimized RF-baseband interface for reduced BOM cost, ease of design, and optimized performance;
- highly -integrated direct-conversion RFIC architecture;
- supports highly scalable channel bandwidths from 1.75 MHz to 20 MHz;
- supports major worldwide WiMAX spectrum allocations of 2.3 GHz (including the WCS band in the United States), 2.5 GHz (including the EBS/BRS band in the United States), and 3.4 GHz-3.8 GHz;
- integrated MIMO support; and
- optimized for mobile broadband services