The Beceem BCS500 multi-mode chip supports the latest revisions of the IEEE 802.16 standard, namely 16e and 16m, as well as the 3GPP-LTE standard, based on Release 8 specifications. It is the only device chip to support UE Class 4 capabilities. In addition, it supports both TDD and FDD configurations for LTE and IEEE 802.16m, even enabling real-time band/channel reconfiguration through a unique multi-mode “autosense” feature that automatically detects the network type.
The Beceem 4G-LTE/WiMAX chip supports up to 150Mbps downlink speeds, and once again sets the gold standard for how 4G terminals should work with any technology, network or configuration. The BCS500 ends the 4G debate by connecting to any 4G LTE or WiMAX network with seamless roaming, and switching between TDD and FDD configuration as needed, freeing operators from concerns how best to utilize their available spectrum assets.