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LTE modem enables high-speed wireless connectivity in Japan

Posted: 18 Sep 2012 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:4G/LTE? MDM9215? SoftBank 102Z? mobile broadband router? DC-HSDPA?

Qualcomm Inc. has announced that its Gobi 4G/LTE modem, the MDM9215, has been implemented in the SoftBank 102Z, a new mobile broadband router for Japan. According to the company, the device that was designed by ZTE represents the second generation of Gobi-powered 4G/LTE products from SoftBank Mobile and the first to feature MDM9x15 chipsets built on the 28nm manufacturing process.

The MDM9x15 chipset, which is part of Qualcomm's Gobi family of modems, offers many benefits to device manufactures and is being designed into more than 90 products from more than 30 different OEMs across the globe, said the company. Qualcomm's design and optimizations in the MDM9x15 chipset allowed ZTE to launch the product with SoftBank Mobile only two months after Qualcomm delivered the commercial sample chipset.

The MDM9x15 chipset, as compared with previous generation LTE solutions, uses 30 percent less power and enables product designs with 30 percent less PCB area, allowing for smaller and thinner form factors, stated Qualcomm. Its multimode capability enables seamless connectivity between LTE TDD and DC-HSDPA networks so devices can connect locally or globally on the fastest available 3G or 4G/LTE network.

Additionally, the MDM9x15 chipset features an integrated application processor that allows OEMs to efficiently develop and integrate value-added services, including hotspot functionality when the mobile access point feature is used, further reducing power requirements and cost. In the case of the SoftBank 102Z, a mobile broadband router was fully implemented in connection with the chipset, allowing for 3G/4G connectivity to be shared by up to 10 devices via WiFi, added the company.





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