Broadband unveils 4G LTE modem, 3G femtocell SoC at Barcelona

Bangalore/ Barcelona March 12 2013:In today’s mobile ecosystem, two driving forces work in parallel: The rapid adoption of smartphones and tablets and the surging demand for access to content over a network that’s faster, more reliable and is available anytime and anywhere. To meet those demands, carriers have been rolling out next-generation 4G LTE devices so on-the-go consumers can browse the Web, upload photos and stream media at speeds comparable to what they have at home.

Global leader and innovator in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, Broadcom,  pegged the launch of two products to  help meet this consumer demand:

-The industry’s smallest 4G LTE-Advanced modem –the BCM21892 -- with Integrated radio and support for all 3GPP standards – including TD-SCDMA – enables global roaming and carrier aggregation.

Industry’s first integrated digital baseband processor and RF transceiver for 3G small cell base stations and femtocell access points, the BCM61630.

With Advanced power management techniques, the BCM21892  saves 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. 

Says Robert A. Rango, Broadcom Executive Vice President and General Manager, Mobile and Wireless Group: “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. Broadcom’s 4G LTE modem will also help carriers drive new 4G LTE features, such as carrier aggregation, into commercial networks.” 

With the new BCM61630  system-on-a-chip (SoC), mobile operator OEMs and ODMs have a powerful, low-cost, power efficient device to support small cell strategies and meet growing mobile traffic demands

 "As on-the-go content consumption continues to drive traffic growth, mobile operators must meet consumer’s increasing demand for higher bandwidth without sacrificing quality of service,” says Greg Fischer, Broadcom’s Vice President and General Manager for Broadband Carrier Access. “Broadcom's BCM61630 SoCs deliver a low-power, cost-efficient device for residential small cells to leverage existing mobile infrastructure and deliver faster data speeds through a smaller form factor."