PMC-Sierra Inc. announced its PM7800 PALADIN 10 and PM7815 PALADIN 15 devices have successfully demonstrated compliance to the rigorous FCC 04-258 WiMAX requirements. These solutions leverage PMC-Sierra's industry-standard wireless digital predistortion (DPD) technology and its high-frequency mixed-signal design capabilities to enable products for the emerging WiMAX wireless standard. According to the company, PALADIN is the Only DPD engine to meet FCC performance requirements. The PALADIN 10 device successfully demonstrated compliance to the rigorous FCC 04-258 WiMAX requirements. Compliance to these requirements is essential for service providers planning to deploy WiMAX equipment in the 2.5-2.7 GHz range in the United States.

PMC-Sierra's PALADIN 10 DPD solution, combined with Freescale Semiconductor's latest N-channel RF Power MOSFET (the MRF6S27085H) form the heart of a linear power amplifier (PA) for WiMAX base stations transmitting in the 2.5-2.7 GHz frequency band.

The PALADIN 10 and PALADIN 15 devices are an integral part of PMC-Sierra's radio agnostic architecture. PMC-Sierra's architecture enables customers to develop and produce a variety of radio and baseband waveform processing solutions from an integrated and cohesive chipset solution. The chipset is architected to allow economies of scale to be realized across multiple radio products, substantially easing the cost of introduction to manufacturing.

The chipset integrates digital signal processing solutions that allow high density, efficient radios, complementary with software-defined radio systems, and encompassing highly efficient Doherty amplifiers and envelope tracking techniques within the framework of multi-antenna transmit and receive diversity systems. The PM7800 PALADIN 10 and PM7815 PALADIN 15 are available. For information on pricing for these products, contact a PMC-Sierra sales representative.