Rohde & Schwarz and Beceem Improve Wimax(TM) Radio Testing

Solution on display in the Rohde & Schwarz booth T4-1 at the WiMAX showcase in Taipei October 22 & 23

Santa Clara, Calif. and MUNICH, Germany ; October 23, 2007 ; Beceem, a leading Mobile WiMAX(TM) terminal chipset developer, and Rohde & Schwarz, a world wide leader in test and measurement equipment, have teamed up to enable best-in - WiMAX RF performance test solutions for the WiMAX ecosystem.

The Rohde & Schwarz' Radio Conformance, R&D and Production Test solutions have been optimized for Mobile WiMAX by testing with Beceem's BCS200 baseband and radio chipset. A live demonstration featuring Beceem's Mobile WiMAX terminal reference design in combination with Rohde & Schwarz' Radio Conformance, R&D and Production Test solutions will be demonstratedat the TAIPEI WiMAX showcase, October 22 nd thru 23rd.

"The BCS200 is our 3 rd generation Mobile WiMAX chipset and incorporates over 2 years of field optimization", said Lars Johnsson, VP Business Development, Beceem. "Pairing our performance leading terminal chipset with Rohde & Schwarz' market leading Radio Conformance Test system and recently launched production test solution brings a complete end-to-end Mobile WiMAX terminal development and test platform to the WiMAX ecosystem that combines the performance leadership of our terminal chipset with Rohde & Schwarz' experience in radio communication testing,"

"Beceem's Mobile WiMAX chips are the terminal solution of choice for many leading WiMAX equipment vendors. These vendors now have access to a choice of state-of-the-art radio test solutions from Rohde & Schwarz, tested with Beceem chips for use with other terninals." said Dietmar Vahldiek, Head of Product Management, Systems and Projects, Rohde & Schwarz ."Our teamwork spans from in-house RCT test capabilities and pre-validation support on the R&S TS8970 to optimized production solutions based on the brand new R&S CMW270 WiMAX Communication Tester."

The R&S TS8970 is currently undergoing validation testing at the WiMAX Forum® validation testing facility, while the R&S CMW270 is the first dedicated production tester providing an optional base station emulation capability, replacing the need for real base stations in the final functional testing.

About Rohde & Schwarz
Rohde & Schwarz is an independent group of companies specializing in electronics. It is a leading supplier ofsolutions in the fields of test and measurement, broadcasting, radiomonitoring and radiolocation as well as secure communications. Established more than 70 years ago, Rohde & Schwarz has a global presence and a dedicated service network in over 70 countries. It has approx. 7200 employees and achieved a net revenue of 1.4 billion in fiscal year 2006/2007 (July 2006 to June 2007). Company headquarters are in Munich, Germany.

About Beceem
Beceem Communications Inc. is the leading provider of semiconductor solutions for the mobile broadband market, and the first with commercially available terminal chipsets for Wave 1 and Wave 2 profiles of the WiMAX Forum, that are based on the IEEE 802.16e-2005 standard. For more information, please visit the company's website at

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