Broadcom Introduces Industry's Smallest 4G LTE-Advanced Modem for Smartphone
and Tablet Market
New Solution with Integrated Radio and Support for All 3GPP Standards -
including TD-SCDMA - Enables Global Roaming and Carrier Aggregation
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013
IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
o28nm 4G LTE modem with integrated radio and cellular baseband reduces
board area by approximately 35 percent
oSolution supports all 3GPP standards technologies including 4G
LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and EDGE/GSM
oIntegrated IMS/VoLTE capability allows operators to deploy HD voice and
other advanced features
oCarrier aggregation enables operators to combine frequency bands and
deliver peak 4G LTE speeds
Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in
semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today
introduced the industry's smallest 4G LTE-Advanced modem. Designed for the 4G
LTE market, Broadcom's multi-mode, multi-band solution – the BCM21892 –
delivers the features, power and performance capabilities for the development
of next generation 4G LTE smartphones and tablets. Broadcom will showcase its
4G LTE innovations at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona,
February 25-28. For more news, visit Broadcom's Newsroom.
Compliant with all 3GPP specifications, the BCM21892 combines a full-featured
cellular baseband with a world-band radio in a footprint that is approximately
35 percent smaller than current industry solutions. Advanced power management
techniques save up to 25 percent of the power typically consumed during data
transmissions to the network. The new modem also supports LTE Category 4
speeds of 150Mbps, operates in any 3GPP network and performs seamless
hand-offs between the various 4G LTE, 3G and 2G interface technologies.
"Broadcom's new 4G LTE modem combined with our Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC
technologies gives OEMs all the communications technologies needed to build
advanced devices that will offer consumers the features, speed and
functionality they demand in their next smartphone purchase," said Robert A.
Rango, Broadcom Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and
Wireless Group. "Broadcom's 4G LTE modem will also help carriers drive new 4G
LTE features, such as carrier aggregation, into commercial networks."
According to Peter Cooney, ABI Research, "4G LTE coverage is clearly seen as a
competitive differentiator by carriers to meet consumer demand for better
performance, and as network rollouts accelerate worldwide, manufacturers are
responding with products for these markets. Based on its success in executing
and integrating baseband processors, Broadcom is well positioned to deliver
the latest mobile broadband technologies for these next generation devices."
To support operators' evolution to 4G LTE networks, the BCM21892 features the
oA baseband with support for all current 3GPP standards technologies
including LTE FDD and TDD, LTE-Advanced with carrier aggregation, HSPA+,
TD-SCDMA and EDGE/GSM.
oAn integrated world-band radio that can support virtually any designated
3GPP LTE frequency band and combination, a critical capability as
operators prepare their networks for 4G LTE roaming. The radio also
deploys advanced power management techniques that can save up to 25
percent of the power typically used when sending data to the network.
oA Voice over LTE (VoLTE) solution that enables high-definition voice calls
over a mobile broadband connection – a key requirement of operators as
they transition from legacy networks. Broadcom's VoLTE service consumes
approximately 40 percent less power than a comparable WCDMA voice call.
oEnhanced interoperability with Broadcom's wireless coexistence technology,
which minimizes the possibility of radio interference between Wi-Fi,
Bluetooth and 4G LTE, and enables carriers to provide a richer Wi-Fi
oAbility to interface with a broad range of stand-alone applications
processors, allowing OEMs to design the 4G LTE solution into a wide
variety of mobile devices.
BCM21892 is now sampling to early access customers, with anticipated
production in 2014.
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leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless
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multimedia connectivity in the home, office and mobile environments. With the
industry's broadest portfolio of state-of-the-art system-on-a-chip and
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 LTE Category 4 speeds of 150Mbps in 20MHz of spectrum or through carrier
aggregation of multiple smaller spectrum bands
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