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
- 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
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.
To support operators' evolution to 4G LTE networks, the BCM21892 features the following:
- A 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.
- An 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.
- A 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.
- Enhanced 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 offload experience.
- Ability 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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 LTE Category 4 speeds of 150Mbps in 20MHz of spectrum or through carrier aggregation of multiple smaller spectrum bands
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