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This paper presents a very low power consumption one-chip baseband large-scale integrated circuit (LSIC) for personal communication terminals. It comprises a /spl pi//4-shift QPSK modem, an adaptive differential pulse code modulation (ADPCM) codec, a time division multiple access time division duplex (TDMA-TDD) controller and a link access procedure for a digital cordless (LAPDC: Layer-2 protocol) controller. The developed LSIC meets all the specifications of the personal handy-phone system (PHS) standard. By employing a novel coherent demodulator and an ADPCM codec with a click noise suppressor, a higher quality voice transmission has been achieved in a fading environment. In addition, it has 61-kb/s data transmission capability to achieve wireless multimedia services based on PHS. Moreover, the novel circuit configurations of the modem, the ADPCM codec, the TDMA-TDD controller, and the LAPDC controller achieve significant power reduction of the baseband circuits (57.4 mW) of personal communication terminals. It enables very low power consumption wireless multimedia terminals to be achieved based on the PHS common air interface.