Renesas Mobile’s SP2532 Cat-4 LTE Quad-Mode Modem Offers Industry Leading 2mA/Mbit Downlink for Longer Battery Life

  Renesas Mobile’s SP2532 Cat-4 LTE Quad-Mode Modem Offers Industry Leading
  2mA/Mbit Downlink for Longer Battery Life

Business Wire

TOKYO -- February 14, 2013

Renesas Mobile Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced cellular
semiconductor solutions and platforms, today announced the SP2532, the third
generation of its GSM/HSPA+/LTE FDD/ LTE TDD multi-mode modems. Supporting
full LTE Category 4 (Cat-4) capabilities 150Mbits download and 50Mbits upload
combined with the industry’s lowest LTE power consumption results in greater
speed with enhanced battery life. Coupled with a very small footprint 45%
smaller than the previous generation SP2531, very low power consumption and
high levels of integration it offers OEMs a fast track to device deployment
reducing R&D effort and risks.

“This next generation slim modem platforms, the SP2532 will allow OEMs to
design compelling mobile devices which take advantage of lightening quick
throughput and low latency for interactive games, rapid web browsing and video
streaming and data-rich enterprise application,” commented Heikki Tenhunen,
Senior Vice President Renesas Mobile Corporation. “In addition to enabling
exciting new use cases at the lowest power possible, the small chipset
footprint also offers the possibility to create new form factors and supports
all key operator requirements for 2013 and 2014^1 including VoLTE, SRVCC and

The SP2532 delivers high speed broadband on the go, and is able to deliver
sustained Cat-4 throughputs of 150Mbits download and 50Mbits upload for both
smartphones and data centric devices such as mobile tablets or dongles. Using
Cat-4 in a 20MHz bandwidth the SP2532 can achieve 20% more efficient power
consumption than leading competitive products, requiring a meager 2mA per
Mbit. This impressive performance enhances battery life for example when
downloading large files such as videos, music and browsing complex webpages
enabling users to stay connected for longer on a battery charge.

Designed with flexibility and choice in mind for the customer, the SP2532 is
compatible, and has been pre-integrated, with all the currently available open
market application processors. This enables customers to leverage their
existing software and hardware assets while upgrading to LTE or to select the
most appropriate processor to meet the requirements of new devices. The
product also inherits the maturity of previous generations’ extensive
certification and testing on worldwide networks. OEM customers not only enjoy
the peace of mind associated with a proven thoroughbred modem, but also reduce
product development and device certification schedules.

The SP2532 comprises a highly integrated baseband modem, an RF subsystem
containing the RF integrated chip, front end module, a power amplifier and a
power management sub-system. It is available to OEMs today for design-in.

About Renesas Mobile Corporation

Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas
Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and offers advanced and innovative
products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer
electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to
develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets
and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet
the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile provides complete
cellular chipset platform solutions including powerful applications
processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly
integrated radio frequency devices and intelligent power management solutions.
Renesas Mobile offers our customer complete system and software expertise to
develop flagship devices more rapidly.

More information can be found at

Other names of products or services mentioned in this press release are
trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

^1 Examples include VoLTE and Emergency Calls over LTE, OTDOA & eCellID for
SUPLv2, Intra, Inter SON (self organising networks)/ANR (Automatic Neighbor
Relations) and CMAS


Renesas Mobile Corporation
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