Broadcom has released a new LTE chipset aimed at the sub $300 smartphone market.
Broadcom's fifth generation turnkey platform supports Android KitKat and utilizes the company's pin-to-pin compatible dual-core M320 or upcoming quad-core M340 LTE SoC and connectivity and location technology.
- Cat 4 150 Mbps LTE speeds in FDD-LTE and TD-LTE modes and up to 42 Mbps with DC-HSPA+ 3G as well as GSM/EDGE
- BCM2095 LTE RF transceiver enables FDD and TD LTE/3G/2G band support for worldwide roaming
- VoLTE and HD voice support
- HD display, imaging and graphics for an immersive consumer experience
- Pre-integrated with the Android KitKat operating system
- Reduces LTE modem power consumption by up to 30 percent for extended hours of use
- "5G" WiFi, Bluetooth Smart, NFC and location technologies
Broadcom also noted complete design reuse between its dual-core and quad-core basebands, enabling OEMs to develop multiple devices with the same platform design while lowering engineering costs and accelerating time to market. Certification by leading carriers worldwide and Category 4 (Cat 4) speeds in FDD-LTE and TD-LTE modes enable OEMs to deliver high-performance smartphones with seamless worldwide roaming capabilities.