Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Broadcom Steps into the LTE Market

Broadcom announced its first 4G modem for smartphones and tablets. Broadcom has long made mobile processors and 3G modems, but this is its first steps into the LTE market.
  • 28nm 4G LTE modem with integrated radio and cellular baseband reduces board area by approximately 35 percent
  • Solution supports all 3GPP standards technologies including 4G LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and EDGE/GSM
  • Integrated IMS/VoLTE capability allows operators to deploy HD voice and other advanced features
  • Carrier aggregation enables operators to combine frequency bands and deliver peak 4G LTE speeds
 The BCM21892 reduces the overall footprint of the chip by 35% when compared to competitors' products and also consumes 25% less power. The BCM21892 supports all 3GPP standards, including LTE-Advanced, LTE (category 4, with speeds up to 150Mbps), HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, and GSM/EDGE. It supports IMS and can deliver HD voice and VoLTE for carriers interested in those services.