Broadcom announces worlds Smallest 4G LTE-Advanced Modem for Smartphone and Tablet Market
Broadcom today introduced the industry’s smallest 4G LTE-Advanced modem. Designed for the 4G LTE market, Broadcom’s multi-mode, multi-band solution — the BCM21892 — delivers the features, power and performance capabilities for the development of next generation 4G LTE smartphones and tablets. Compliant with all 3GPP specifications, the BCM21892 combines a full-featured cellular baseband with a world-band radio in a footprint that is approximately 35 percent smaller than current industry solutions. Advanced power management techniques save up to 25 percent of the power typically consumed during data transmissions to the network.
The new modem also supports LTE Category 4 speeds of 150Mbps, operates in any 3GPP network and performs seamless hand-offs between the various 4G LTE, 3G and 2G interface technologies. Broadcom will showcase its 4G LTE innovations at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, February 25-28. BCM21892 is now sampling to early access customers, with anticipated production in 2014.