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Mobile baseband chip integrates wireless connectivity

Posted: 30 Jan 2013 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:mobile baseband? FM? Bluetooth? FPU?

Spreadtrum Communications Inc. has released its first mobile baseband chipset with integrated wireless connectivity. According to the company, the SC6531 integrates FM and Bluetooth with Spreadtrum's 40nm based GSM/GPRS mobile baseband platform into a single package, delivering a high level of integration for 2.5G feature phone handset makers that promise to cut overall platform cost and increases flexibility in industrial design.

The SC6531, designed for the GSM/GPRS feature phone market, incorporates an ARM9 processor at speeds up to 312MHz, delivering high-performance and low power consumption on a low-cost platform. Designed to deliver a rich multimedia experience, the solution integrates a multimedia accelerator, a graphics accelerator and FPU accelerator, enabling it to deliver excellent multimedia performance and processing capability, noted the company. The SC6531 integrates a base band, RF transceiver, power management unit, pSRAM, high quality audio PA, touch screen controller and triple-SIM controller, and claims to provide more flexibility with board layout by further reducing board space.

The SC6531 is commercially available and has started shipping in volume.

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