Marvell claims single-chip 'world modem'

TechOnline India - September 08, 2011

Marvell has announced a single-LTE modem supporting several global wireless communications standards.

Fabless chip vendor Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Wednesday (Sept. 7) announced a single-LTE modem supporting several global wireless communications standards.

Marvell (Santa Clara, Calif.) said its PXA1801 combines support for FDD-LTE, TDD-LTE, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA and EDGE to deliver the highest data available in any given geography.

Weili Dai, Marvell's co-founder, said in a statement that PXA1801 is the first 2G/3G/4G modem with support for all of these standards. "I envision a time soon when a truly affordable global communications network helps to bring our world closer as consumers from every walk of life enjoy uninterrupted access to all services, applications and the
worldwide cloud from any device they choose anywhere they roam," Dai said.

Marvell said PXA1801 is designed to deliver superior technical performance and extreme flexibility at a much lower cost of implementation. Widespread implementation of the world modem should both alleviate strained 3G networks and bring unprecedented service to a potential market of more than 2 billion new consumers, according to the company.

Expecting 3G to continue to play a prominent role in data communications for the next several years, Marvell has integrated advanced R8 WCDMA HSPA+ (42 Mbps DL) and R8 TD-SCDMA HSPA+ (8.4 Mbps DL) capability into PXA1801, ensuring that consumers have the highest performance access to their data regardless of infrastructure

availability in any one location, the company said.

Marvell's LTE technology is designed to support the highest levels of performance available in the industry today with Category 4 throughputs of 150 Mbps DL (down link),
according to the company.




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