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Kedah Electronics Engineering Selects the Fujitsu Fixed WiMAX System-on-Chip for 3.5GHz Wireless Systems in Russia


Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), a leading provider of wireline and wireless systems-on-chip (SoCs) for next-generation networks, will provide its MB87M3550 fixed WiMAX SoCs to Kedah Electronics Engineering, an entrepreneurial Russian company that designs and manufactures telecommunication products and systems. Kedah will use the Fujitsu WiMAX SoCs for its new AsterPlex+ WiMAX Customer Premises Units (CPE) and WiMAX base stations. Kedah plans to ship systems for the 3.5GHz band this year, and expand into 2.5 – 2.7GHz and 5.1 – 6.4GHz thereafter.

Kedah selected the Fujitsu fixed WiMAX SoC partially because of the company’s leadership in WiMAX technology, open technical policy, comprehensive hardware and software documentation, and competitive reference design pricing. Other factors include the fact that Kedah can develop its own MAC layer using fee-free software modules from Fujitsu, and that the Fujitsu Reference Design is compatible with a wide range of RF reference boards.

“Fujitsu Microelectronics is a great partner in WiMAX development and their support is crucial for our project. The Fujitsu SoC and open architectures give us the ability to meet the needs of our Russian corporate customers,” said Pavel Ivanov, deputy general director R&D, Kedah Electronics Engineering.

First-generation AsterPlex+ products will be outdoor usage units, available with either integral or separate antennas, and supporting full QoS.

“Kedah Electronics has strong assets in RF, software, hardware and wireless broadband expertise and resources,” said Manfred Mettendorff, U.S.-based senior marketing manager for Fujitsu Microelectronics Europe. “Based on our standard WiMAX deliverables, Kedah has achieved impressive results in a remarkably short time. They are an outstanding partner in leading-edge WiMAX solutions.”

For fixed applications, the Fujitsu WiMAX SoC MB87M3550 supports channel bandwidths from 1.75MHz to 20MHz, and can operate in either TDD or FDD mode. When using 64QAM modulation in a 20MHz channel and all 192 sub-carriers, the SoC data rate can reach up to 75Mbps. The Fujitsu SoC incorporates sophisticated processing power, including a powerful main RISC engine that implements the 802.16 upper-layer MAC, scheduler, drivers, protocol stacks and user-application software. A secondary RISC/DSP co-processor executes lower-layer MAC functions, offloading processing from the upper-layer MAC and enhancing total performance.

For more information:
Kedah AsterPlex+ WiMAX indoor digital multiplexer using the Fujitsu fixed WiMAX SoC:

Kedah AsterPlex+ WiMAX outdoor unit using the Fujitsu fixed WiMAX SoC

About Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) leads the industry in innovation. FMA provides high-quality, reliable semiconductor products and services for the networking, communications, automotive, security and other markets throughout North and South America. As a founding and board member of the WiMAX Forum™, Fujitsu supports the standards development and compliance programs that are essential to successful Broadband Wireless deployment. Fujitsu provides performance-driven WiMAX solutions by leveraging the company’s experience and expertise in the networking and communications markets. Fujitsu offers flexible WiMAX SoC and reference designs for WiMAX-certifiable systems to equipment vendors. For more product information, please visit the company’s web site at or please address e-mail to

About Kedah Electronics Engineering LLC
Kedah Electronics Engineering LLC (KEE) designs and manufactures various telecommunication products and systems. Russian scientific brainpower engaged with foreign investments makes KEE be a fast growing and progressing company. In year 2003, KEE launched own production lines in the territory of Russia to bring whole range of completed top-quality telecom solutions to the customers at Eastern Europe. Meanwhile, KEE continues to make an impact in the marketplace and in the laboratory.

Designed and manufactured at KEE systems such as LinkRider, AsterPlex and others win the increasingly more recognition of the customers and end users. Kedah Electronics Engineering has entered Russian and Chinese markets and expand its’ market in Eastern Europe and South East Asia. KEE has such impressive progress by giving concrete consumer solutions, the most effective and the less costly ones. For more product information, please visit the company’s web site at


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