World's first GSM direct conversion radio chipset wins 'Product of the year Award'

16 Feb 2000 News

Analog Devices' Othello chipset, the world's first open-market GSM (global system for mobile communications) direct conversion radio chipset, was awarded Electronic Products' magazine's 'Product of the Year' for 1999. This award represents the latest in a series of accolades for the Othello chipset. Analog Devices' direct conversion radio chipset was also named to EDN's premiere '100 Hot Products 1999' list for North America and EDN's '50 Hot Products 1999' for Europe.

The Othello chipset is composed of the AD6523 transceiver and the AD6524 multi-band synthesizer. Direct conversion technology converts incoming RF signals directly to a baseband signal, eliminating expensive, intermediate-frequency mixer, amplifier and filter components. Othello's patent-pending radio architecture is said to provide 30-50% savings in cost and size for next-generation dual-band and triple-band GSM phones. This breakthrough in radio frequency (RF) includes signifi- cant improvements in power consumption. The chipset en-ables up to 1000 h of standby time for GSM cellular phones, allowing users to go months without having to recharge a phone. In addition says the company, Othello paves the way for next-generation cellular phones by enabling data rates 25 to 30 times greater than today's GSM data rates of 14,4 Kbps, making possible high-bandwidth applications such as web browsing, e-mail, games and realtime video.

For further information about Analog Devices contact local representatives,

Analog Data Products, 011) 805 6507


Parsec Components,(012) 349 2282.

Share this article:
Share via emailShare via LinkedInPrint this page

Further reading:

From the editor’s desk: Are electromagnetic waves culpable in making us sick?
30 June 2020, Technews Publishing , News
When I started writing my column for this issue, I was determined to come up with a topic and a way to avoid mentioning the ‘C’ word. I came close – you will only find ‘COVID-19’ mentioned once or twice ...

To fake or not to fake
30 June 2020 , News
Prof. Johan Meyer explores the complex and controversial topic of the potential link between the global rollout of 5G networks and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clearing the Static: Curb the spread of COVID-19 with stringent floor hygiene
30 June 2020, Actum Electronics , News
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), COVID-19 is primarily transmitted from person to person through respiratory droplets that emerge from the nose and mouth when an infected person speaks, ...

Personality profile: Warren Mande
30 June 2020, Altron Arrow , News
“It is said that “culture eats strategy for breakfast”. Look to join companies whose culture fits your personal belief system.”

Not the end, but a journey
30 June 2020, ExecuKit , News
ExecuKit’s Renita Fleischer and Elizna Classen offer local companies a route to help them navigate their way through what has become the ‘new normal.’

Elmatica CEO to vice chair IPC cybersecurity task group
30 June 2020, Elmatica , News
Didrik Bech, CEO of printed circuit broker Elmatica, has been appointed to serve as vice chair for IPC’s new cybersecurity task group. The 2-12c Task Group leadership is a representation of IPC as an ...

From the editor’s desk: Making and sending things to space
29 May 2020, Technews Publishing , News
In this issue, one of the topics we are featuring is the aerospace and military/defence sector. The feature includes an analysis of what it takes to successfully design and manufacture products in this ...

Electronics news digest
29 May 2020, Technews Publishing , News
South Africa • Acting minister of communications and digital technologies, Jackson Mthembu, joined the world in observing World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD). Proclaimed by the ...

Personality profile: David Power
29 May 2020, Cadshop , News
“Aspire to work for a company that you admire, and for a boss that you want to serve, that shares your passion and motivation.”

Designing for military and defence applications
29 May 2020, Omnigo, Kreon Technology , News
No business can stand on its own without strong partnerships and stakeholder relationships. In this regard the military and defence industry is no exception.