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Intel joins Qualcomm into 4G LTE chipsets for smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks

Intel has announced the commercial availability of its 4G LTE equipped the XMM 7160 chipset and PCIe M.2 LTE modules to power smartphone, tablets and ultrabooks running on its chipsets. Realizing

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Intel has announced the commercial availability of its 4G LTE equipped the XMM 7160 chipset and PCIe M.2 LTE modules to power smartphone, tablets and ultrabooks running on its chipsets. Realizing how the market scenario has changed in the recent past, Intel has been leaving no stone unturned in expanding its chipset business and is now focusing more on the mobile device segment. Also Read - Qualcomm launches Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 platform for gaming on the go: Check details

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Talking of the chipset, the Intel XMM 7160 is a multimode, multiband LTE modem for phones and tablets. It will extend battery life, provide better connectivity with support for 15 LTE bands as well as support for HSPA and GSM networks. This chipset will also support voice calling over Internet through 4G LTE network. The company also says that this chipset will come with a highly configurable RF architecture for cost-efficient multiband configurations. And to expand its usage, the company has also announced to ship this 4G LTE modem equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1) in Asia and Europe as well.

Intel has also launched PCIe M.2 LTE modules with 2G/3G/4G LTE data connectivity across a variety of device types, with downlink speeds of 100Mbps over LTE. This will also support up to 15 LTE frequency bands and will also feature support for Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The company is providing this solution to Huawei, Sierra Wireless and Telit and is expected to ship globally on tablets and ultrabooks next year.

Apart from that the company is also offering Intel SMARTi m4G which is an integrated radio transceiver module. And the company has also mentioned to launch its next generation LTE based XMM 7260 chipset in 2014. This chipset will come with LTE Advanced features including carrier aggregation, better speeds and support for both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA.

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  • Published Date: October 31, 2013 3:23 PM IST



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