Infineon Technologies AG announces its latest multimedia mobile phone reference design platform. The MP-EU platform enables mobile phone manufacturers to speed up introduction of next-generation UMTS phones by up to 30% from today's 14 months on average. The MP-EU supports UMTS, EDGE and GSM/GPRS cellular standards. Its intelligent scalability concept allows mobile phone manufacturers to smoothly evolve from 2G/2.5G phones to 2.75G and 3G phones as well as to easily adapt to design trends, since basic hardware and software components within the platform remain unchanged. Using this scalable platform MP-EU enables mobile phone manufacturers to quickly introduce a variety of UMTS models all based on the same core architecture, such as voice and data centric UMTS phones for business users and entertainment-centric UMTS phones for juvenile users. Furthermore, mobile phone manufacturers using Infineon's GSM/GPRS platform benefit from easy migration to EDGE/UMTS dual mode phones and improved time to market by reuse of applications.
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