Intel announces its 4G LTE chipsets for smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks

Intel has finally announced the availability of its new 4G LTE capable XMM 7160 chipset and PCIe M.2 LTE modules which will power smartphones, tablets and ultrabooks running on Intel’s chipsets. Intel is certainly focused on expanding its chipset business and is also highly focusing on the mobile devices segment, a market where Qualcomm is a key player.

The Intel XMM 7160 is a multimode, multiband LTE model for phones and tablets. It will extend the battery life, provide better connectivity with support for 15 LTE bands as well as support for HSPA and GSM networks.

This chipset is able to support voice calling over Internet through 4G LTE networks. Intel says that it will come with a highly configurable RF architecture for cost-efficient multiband configurations. To increase the usage of this new chipset, Intel has announced to ship this 4G LTE modem equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 (10.1) in Asia and Europe.

Intel has also announced its 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. It will also support 15 LTE bans and feature support for Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The company is providing this solution to Huawei, Sierra Wireless and Telit. These are expected to ship globally with tablets and ultrabook sometime next year.

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

Source: BGR India

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