telecommunications semiconductors, GCT Semiconductor Inc.
recently attended various international fairs and seminars
to display how much development progress it has made.
At 'Bluetooth Congress 2001' in Monte Carlo, Monaco, which
opened on June 5 and was sponsored by Special Interest Group
(SIG), the international certification organization for Bluetooth,
the firm demonstrated a low-priced Bluetooth solution employing
its direct conversion technology on the complementary metal
oxide semiconductor (CMOS) fabrication process.
To demonstrate the benefits of the achievement, the company
linked 3 notebooks through network cards, which included the
firm's RF chip (GDM1100), baseband chip (GDM1101b) and software
development kit. The resultant network showed a ball that
seemed to naturally move from one monitor to another.
"We thus were the first to exhibit the total solution,
including RF and baseband chips employing CMOS direct conversion
technology," says Dr. Lee Kyung-ho, the firm's CTO. "Plans
are afoot to develop high-performance system-on-chip (SoC)
solutions employing both digital signal processing (DSP) and
GCT is scheduled to participate in the Symposium on VLSI Circuit
(SOVC) Kyoto in the middle of this month, where it plans to
deliver 3 papers on RF chip set design.