Monday, November 28, 2005

Qualcomm advances FLO technology for mobile TV chronicles the latest from the FLO (Forward Link-Only) camp with the FLO Forum recently ratifying Qualcomm's Forward Link-Only air interface specification. According to the article, the "AIS specifies the protocols used over the air between the FLO network and a FLO device. The specification includes a complete description of the physical layer, which uses Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) and advanced forward error-correction techniques, and a complete description of the Stream/Control and Media Access Layers (MAC). The specification enables the delivery of multiple, multimedia streams over the standard TV channel allocation bandwidths."

Albert Lin at American Technology Research said the publication of the AIS for FLO technology is a “significant step towards the standardization effort while highlighting the type of crucial role the Forum plays for all interested parties."