Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation today announced the availability of its LTE triple-mode modem platform, the SP2531. The new platform integrates a single-chip triple-mode modem baseband processor that supports LTE/HSPA+/GSM, RF transceiver ICs, high power amplifiers, power management devices and related software.
The platform is Renesas Mobile’s first modem product integrating technologies from Renesas Electronics and the latest generation of the advanced modem technology developed by the former Nokia Corporation’s Wireless Modem team, which was acquired in November 2010. This wealth of experience brings the company’s customers the widespread operator acceptance and tailored field support capabilities that were inherited from Nokia along with its best-in-class modem throughput.
The LTE triple-mode modem platform is targeted at the convergence market which demands high performance, high levels of integration and a power-efficient implementation covering such key use cases as browsing and streaming. It also supports TD-LTE and FDD-LTE cat 3 (100Mbps downlink (DL) / 50Mbps uplink (UL)) along with HSPA+ features such as DC-HSDPA cat 24 and HSUPA cat 7 giving 3G data rates of 42Mbps (DL) /11.5Mbps (UL) respectively with global coverage through its unique RF design.
The LTE triple-mode modem platform comes with extensive support for all the major mobile OS’s including Android™, MeeGo™ and Symbian™ as well as Linux™ and Windows Mobile™ on PCs. This allows easy integration as an embedded modem, including standalone, or as a companion to an applications processor in high-end smartphones or tablet devices.
“We are excited to be releasing our first platform developed with a combination of technologies from both Nokia and Renesas Electronics,” said Jean-Marie Rolland, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Renesas Mobile Corporation. “Our aim is to become the leading supplier in the rapidly growing LTE market to enable a society connecting everything everywhere”.
The platform comes with world class support from design through to production. Utilizing the system and production expertise of Renesas Mobile’s in-house, world-renowned modem team enables customers to significantly reduce development time, and more importantly production tuning and test time, as well as enter the market swiftly.