World’s smallest-level WiMAX USB dongles Coming Soon

Fujitsu today announced the launch of a Mobile WiMAX baseband LSI targeted for the expanding mobile PC market. The new LSI features an approximate 60% size reduction compared to Fujitsu Microelectronics’ previous Mobile WiMAX baseband LSI for mobile PCs. The new MB86K23 LSI allows a 60% reduction in area compared to the previous generation MB86K21, and when combined into a chipset with Fujitsu Microelectronics’ RF LSI, MB86K52, and power management LSI, MB39C316, form-factors that are at the smallest level in the world (20mm x 40mm) for WiMAX USB dongles or PCI Express Half-Mini Cards (30mm x 26.8mm) containing both WiMAX and Wi-Fi functionality, can be realized.

By combining this new LSI with Fujitsu Microelectronics’ previously-announced RF LSI MB86K52 and power management LSI, MB39C316, WiMAX USB dongles featuring the smallest form-factor level in the world can be realized. Samples of this new LSI, MB86K23, will start shipping from April 2009.