Marvell on Monday announced the expansion of its broad 4G LTE portfolio with the introduction of its high performance ARMADA Mobile PXA1088LTE Pro unified platform to support the issuing of 4G TD-LTE licenses in China and operators worldwide. Marvell’s new high-performance SoC further strengthens the company’s 4G LTE commitment to accelerating mobile broadband adoption with a scalable design that supports the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s (MIIT) initiative to award 4G TD-LTE licenses to China’s operators: China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom. The 4G era in China has just begun and users in China can enjoy the high-speed mobile broadband and wireless multimedia services. China Mobile, the world’s largest mobile communication operator, has more than 700 million users. China Unicom and China Telecom will also provide 4G LTE services to meet the demand for the fast-growing mobile broadband market. Marvell plays an important role in enabling both the TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE industry chain with its leading chipsets in a scalable platform design across multiple telecom providers and helping original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) deliver high performance, affordable mobile devices to global consumers.
“With the recent announcement of TD-LTE licenses in China, this further accelerates the deployment of 4G LTE. We believe 2014 will be a big year for the mass deployment of 4G LTE worldwide. Marvell’s ARMADA Mobile PXA1088LTE Pro Family delivers best-in-class, world mode 4G LTE performance, enabling top global mobile carriers and the world’s biggest device makers to bring to market affordable, high-performance, media-centric 4G LTE solutions worldwide,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell.
Based on the Marvell’s certified multimode modem and power-efficient ARM Cortex A7 quad-core platform, ARMADA Mobile PXA1088LTE Family provides the OEM/ODM partners a scalable design to address different market segments for different operators’ requirements with three configurations. The high performance PXA1088LTE Pro features a 1.5GHz CPU and supports up to 1080p full-HD display for a premium smart phone or tablet. Its predecessor, the Marvell PXA1088LTE platform, features a 1.2GHz CPU and supports up to 720p HD display. Both products are capable of supporting 5 communication standards including TD-LTE, FDD-LTE, HSPA+, TD-SCDMA, and EDGE/GSM for 4G LTE operators worldwide.
To support China Mobile’s 1,000RMB mass market smart phones, a cost-effective solution based on the required communication standards, TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA, and EDGE/GSM, is available with a simplified RF design. OEM partners can easily expand their smart phone or tablet product line based on the PXA1088LTE family to address different market segments with different configurations to achieve Time-to-Market (TTM) and to maximize Return on Investment (ROI).