The top 10 semiconductor company founded by Philips, NXP Semiconductors has announced the world’s fastest high-bandwidth cellular soft modem, called as Nexperia Cellular System Solution PNX6910, which powered by Embedded Vector Processor (EVP) and able to achieve data transfer rates of 150 Mbits downlink and 50 Mbits uplink. The modem supports multi-mode LTE/HSPA/UMTS/EDGE/GPRS/GSM capability as well.
“Multimedia content sharing and Web 2.0 services will be the drivers for next-generation handsets and a new breed of connected consumer electronics,” said Dan Rabinovitsj, senior VP & GM of cellular business at NXP Semiconductors. “The PNX6910 will provide consumers with the data services and experiences they are used to from the Internet, while they are on-the-go.”
In addition, NXP claims that the new PNX6910 cellular modem can download a full HD feature length movie in less than 7 minutes, over 20x faster than today’s HSPA Cat 8 devices at 7.2 Mbits per second.
According to the company, “The PNX6910 will allow cellular phone and Consumer Electronics manufacturers to participate in the LTE market from the very start, with a reference design that can connect a wide variety of handheld products via cellular services to the internet. The soft modem approach reduces chip design effort by 1.5 to 2 years due to parallel design phases. This approach incorporates multi-mode functionality on a single RF chip and a single baseband chip, which will help device manufacturers deliver ultra-small form-factors capable of very high speeds. Meanwhile, power efficiency is assured through the use of advanced system architectures and process technologies beating the historical power curve prediction.”
The Nexperia Cellular System Solution PNX6910 is expected to be available to early access customers by second quarter of 2009.