Sunday, January 8, 2012

Spreadtrum Debuts Single-Chip MultiMode TD-LTE/TD-SCDMA/GSM Baseband Modem

Spreadtrum Communications debuted its first TD-LTE baseband modem in 40nm CMOS silicon. The chip integrates multiple communication standards into a single-chip design, including multiband TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA and quad-band EDGE/GPRS/GSM. It achieves downlink speeds of 100 Mbps and uplink speeds of 50 Mbps and supports 5, 10, 15 and 20 MHz channels and 2x2 MIMO. The SC9610 is currently progressing through field trials in China in tandem with customer design-in activities. Sampling is underway.

“Our single-chip multi-mode TD-LTE solution is a highly integrated platform specifically designed for the communication standards in use in China,�? said Dr. Leo Li, Spreadtrum’s president and CEO. “We are launching our solution as China Mobile begins more extensive trials domestically. The depth of experience we bring in TD-SCDMA products, combined with our early leadership in China’s 4G network evolution, positions Spreadtrum as a long-term leading provider of multimode baseband solutions.�?