Qualcomm has announced the development of new dual-mode HSPA+ and EVDO Rev. A and B chipsets for femtocells. Such examples of femtocells include the AT&T 3G MicroCell and the Verizon Wireless Network Extender. Qualcomm further states that the chips are the first to combine HSPA+ and CDMA2000 1X/EV-DO Rev. A/Rev. B access.
The chips will allow future femtocell units to offer access to successive network upgrades where and when available. The chipsets will also consist of baseband processors and network integrated RF access for all major bands. The chips will be sampling by the second quarter of this year with full-scale manufacturing by the end of the year.