Monday, December 16, 2013

Marvell Tunes its ARMADA Chipset for China's TD-LTE Rollout

Marvell introduced its high performance ARMADA Mobile PXA1088LTE Pro unified platform to support the issuing of 4G TD-LTE licenses in China and operators worldwide.

The new chipset, which is based on the Marvell's certified multimode modem and power-efficient ARM Cortex A7 quad-core platform, provides the OEM/ODM partners a scalable design to address different market segments for different operators' requirements with three configurations. The high performance PXA1088LTE Pro features a 1.5GHz CPU and supports up to 1080p full-HD display for a premium smart phone or tablet. Its predecessor, the Marvell PXA1088LTE platform, features a 1.2GHz CPU and supports up to 720p HD display.   Both products are capable of supporting 5 communication standards including TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, and EDGE/GSM for 4G LTE operators worldwide. To support China Mobile's $1,000RMB mass market smart phones, a cost-effective solution based on the required communication standards, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, and EDGE/GSM, is available with a simplified RF design.

"With the recent announcement of TD-LTE licenses in China, this further accelerates the deployment of 4G LTE.  We believe 2014 will be a big year for the mass deployment of 4G LTE worldwide.  Marvell's ARMADA Mobile PXA1088LTE Pro Family delivers best-in-class, world mode 4G LTE performance, enabling top global mobile carriers and the world's biggest device makers to bring to market affordable, high-performance, media-centric 4G LTE solutions worldwide," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "I'm very proud of Marvell's talented engineering teams around the globe for their commitment, dedication and innovation in delivering industry leading solutions that drive the mass market adoption of 4G LTE and enable the Connected Lifestyle for consumers around the globe."