Mobile WiMAX System-on-Chip for Mobile Devices

802.16e Enhanced Semiconductor Solution

The Highest Level of Integration in the WiMAX Industry

The SQN1310 Mobile WiMAX chip solution delivers baseband and dual-band RF in a single die, leading to unprecedented achievements in performance, power consumption, and size.

The SQN1310 delivers wireless broadband connectivity for fully mobile WiMAX® applications, targeting primarily handset and tablet products. Leveraging previous generation SQN1210 and SQN1280 architecture and software, it provides higher levels of system integration, enabling further system cost reduction and smaller design footprint.


  • 65 nm, single die, baseband and RF
  • 9×9 mm package, includes SDRAM
  • Dual-band RF: 2.3-2.4 GHz, 2.5-2.7 GHz
  • Maximum likelihood MIMO decoder on the downlink
  • TDD and FDD
  • 4G-EZ ultra-low power technology
  • High throughput > 40 Mbps
  • 4G-EZ software suite includes 3G/4G handover technology and turnkey solution for Android and Microsoft-based host platforms
  • WiMAX Forum Certified™

Key Benefits of SQN1310

Advanced MIMO – mimoMAX
SQN1310 features mimoMAX™, Sequans’ patent-pending, low-complexity MIMO algorithm for maximum likelihood performance on the downlink.

4G-EZ Low Power Consumption
In addition to the low power consumption enabled by its core 65nm architecture and mimoMAX technology, SQN1310 employs state-of-the-art power reduction techniques – 4G-EZ ultra low power technology — to further reduce power consumption. Special care has been taken to minimize power consumption in idle mode to further extend the battery life of mobile devices. Smart software algorithms optimize resource management for additional power reduction improvements.

Ultra Fast Channel Scanning
Leveraging Sequans’ patents, the SQN1310 provides ultra high-speed channel scanning for faster network entry, resulting in a better user experience.

High Throughput
SQN1310 delivers maximum theoretical throughput and the full line rate in all configurations for a combined downlink/uplink throughput of more than 40 Mbps.  The SQN1310 supports all categories of H-ARQ.

Dual-band RF
The SQN1310 supports the main international WiMAX bands:  2.3 to 2.4 and 2.5 to 2.7 GHz.  Its advanced RF technology supports both TDD and FDD and features direct conversion architecture, on-chip calibration to remove DC offsets and optimize VCO performance, and on-chip digitally-controlled AGC for fast settling time.

Full-featured MAC Layer
The SQN1310’s extremely efficient MAC implementation is strategically partitioned between hardware and software to maximize available throughput and reduce power consumption.

The software runs on an ARM processor, providing flexibility, while the MAC hardware acceleration greatly enhances system performance and throughput. Complete support for mobility is provided, including handover, sleep mode, and idle mode.

4G-EZ Comprehensive Software Suite
Sequans’ comprehensive 4G-EZ software suite is based on seven years of Sequans’ proven field experience. It is running in all major deployments around the world, making it the most mature software solution in the global WiMAX ecosystem. 4G-EZ software includes the entire 802.16e software stack and all drivers and host applications required for a complete WiMAX system.  Host software includes a turnkey package for all major operating systems (including Android and Windows 7), Sequans’ own connection manager, a seamless 3G/4G handover implementation, a supplicant engine for EAP authentication, a standards-compliant OMA-DM client, and a field diagnostic tool. The 4G-EZ software suite also provides a full simulation and verification environment, which can be easily customized to address specific needs.