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October 31, 2013

Intel ships first LTE modem for smartphones and tablets

Intel has already started shipping to device manufacturers their first LTE modem chip that also supports 3G and 2G networks.

To clear things up, this new chip is not Intel’s first LTE modem. As GigaOM writes, the first one was released last year but works on 4G networks only. However, this Intel XMM7160 chip not only supports 15 global LTE bands but also 5-band HSPA+ and 4-band EDGE.


Below are the key features of the Intel XMM7160:
• 4-band EDGE
• 5-band HSPA+
• Multi-band LTE
• 42 Mbps DC-HSPA
• 150 Mbps CAT 4 LTE
• Antenna diversity
• Multimode platform
• Intel X-GOLD™ 716 baseband
• Choice of Intel SMARTi™ 4G transceiver or Intel SMARTi™ m4G integrated transceiver and front end module
• Intel Comneon Release 9 protocol stack
• VoLTE (Voice-over-LTE)
• Very small footprint
• Low power consumption
• Pre-certified

Qualcomm is currently the leading supplier of LTE-capable chips for smartphones and tablets. With the XMM7160, Intel is hoping that it will put them back in the game.

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4 Responses to “Intel ships first LTE modem for smartphones and tablets”

  1. HNSCC says:

    So to be clear, this is just a modem and not an inclusive SOC for the CPU?… Intel wilk have difficulty penetrating the market since Qualcomm provides System on a Chip (SOC), a single module comprised of CPU and network radio vs Intel’s separate CPU and radio.

    • rockz says:

      yup this is just a modem, sana include nila to sa upcoming SoC nila para may 3G/HSPA+/LTE radio na din ung mga phones/tablets na gagamit ng proc nila

  2. Naksz! says:

    sa wakas Intel is back in the game (connectivity) sana mura lang yung mga LTE SoC na to

  3. Jesson says:

    How much can I get that Intel modem

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