Qualcomm Launches Femtocell Chip

San Diego-based Qualcomm said today that it has launched a new femtocell product, aimed at the enterprise and metro market. The firm said its new systems-on-a-chip, FEmtocell Station Modem (FSM) products are aimed at the residential market. Femtocells are very small, cell phone sites which can be deployed into residences, offices, and elsewhere to provide cell service where there is weak or nonexistent signal. Qualcomm's new products support up to 32 active users. the firm's release also includes reference designs aimed at helping manufacturers design their own femtocell products.