NVIDIA has announced today a big step forward for their Icera 410 multimode data modem. The LTE modem, which will be coupled with future multi-core processors, has been tested and validated for AT&T’s network. This doesn’t mean we will see the chip in an AT&T release any time soon, but it will make the process of developing and testing devices using the Icera modem for AT&T all the easier.
Aside from LTE, the Icera 410 gives HSPA+, 3G, and 2G connectivity all from the same piece of hardware and can attain category 2 data rates up to 50Mbps.
NVIDIA ICERA MODEM CHIPSET VALIDATED ON AT&T LTE NETWORK
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–May 24, 2012–NVIDIA today announced that the NVIDIA® Icera® 410 LTE multimode data modem chipset for tablets and clamshell devices has been tested and validated for operation on the AT&T 4G LTE network.
AT&T qualification tests help ensure that product manufacturers can confidently select chipsets that integrate with connected devices and can swiftly attain final product qualification.
“Validation with AT&T is an achievement that paves the way for NVIDIA Icera-powered LTE devices on the AT&T network through this year and next,” said Stan Boland, senior vice president of Mobile Communications at NVIDIA.
The NVIDIA Icera 410 LTE modem delivers lightning-rapid web browsing, video streaming and multiplayer gaming to tablets and clamshell devices. It is the first Icera modem to implement 4G LTE in NVIDIAs software defined radio baseband processor. Together with its multimode radio transceiver, the chipset offers 4G LTE at category 2 data rates (up to 50 Mbps) as well as 4G HSPA+,3G and 2G compatibility