Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012 09:49

Icera 500 LTE coming this year

Written by Fuad Abazovic



Grey Icera 500 and Cortex A15 core in late 2013


Despite the fact that Nvidia got AT&T certification for its Icera 410 modems it won’t rest until it gets a proper LTE capable modem.

The US market is nuts about LTE and it is crucial to have it for the future. Investors and analysts know that and they wanted to know how far along Nvidia got in the LTE department. Nvidia was kind to reveal that Icera 500, a full 100Mbits capable LTE modem is coming in 2013, nothing more precise than that.

It targets tablets, calm shelve devices as well as phones and it can support all worldwide frequencies. This modem should be ready in early 2013 and the chip itself might even be ready for the late part of 2012 but it probably won’t ship in devices until 2013.

However, the Tegra-meets- LTE chip, also known as Grey, is coming in 2013, probably in the second part of this year and will finally feature integrated LTE. This chip targets the mainstream market while Wayne Cortex A15, 28nm based Tegra 4 chip with Icera 500 modem will go after the high end market.

Before this happens in 2012 there should be some Tegra 3+ designs that will use LTE, but it’s not clear if Nvidia is using its own Icera modems or if it will use something from the competition. Nvidia is on a good road, but it’s a bumpy road. It is going against mobile giants such as Qualcomm and its impressive S4 chips, with Krait cores and onboard LTE.

We expect to see Icera 500 and Wayne chips in action next January.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments