Telit Released Two New LTE Modules ME310G1 and ME910G1

Like its competitors Quectel and Gemalto, the British manufacturer of cellular radio modules Telit will present two LTE module models compatible with LTE-M and NB-IoT based on the Qualcomm 9205 chip, which is an LTE modem announced at the end of 2018 and combines LTE Cat-M1(eMTC or LTE-M), LTE Cat-NB2(NB-IoT) and 2G/E-GPRS connectivity, application processor, satellite geolocation (GPS, Beidou, Glonass , and Galileo) on a single chip.

The two model numbers are ME310G1 and ME910G1, which have an optional 2G fallback mode (in case the NB-IoT and LTE-M networks are not available). They are the first Telit LTE modules compatible with the Release 14 3GPP and target applications at medical devices worn on oneself, sport activity plotters and industrial sensors. The new modules are ideal for battery-powered applications via improved features such as Power Saving Mode (PSM) and extended Discontinuous Reception (eDRX), which periodically wakes up the device to transmit only the smallest amounts of data necessary before returning to sleep mode. Both modules also ensure reliable indoor connections, with a maximum coupling loss of up to +15dB/+20dB for superior in-building penetration compared to earlier LTE standards.

 

 

As the latest member of the Telit xE310 family, the Telit ME310G1 is 14.3 x 13.1 mm and can replace 2G, 3G and LTE modules that are compatible with this format in existing devices. The ME310G1 LTE-only variant is less than 200 mm2 and variant with 2G fallback is less than 300mm2 and they enable enterprises to deploy new small footprint designs across many application areas including asset tracking, health-care monitoring, smart metering, portable devices, industrial sensors, home automation, and others that benefit from low-power and low-data rate capabilities. The xE310 family’s flexible perimeter footprint includes pin-to-pin compatible 2G and 4G modules, enabling integrators to design a single PCB layout and deploy a combination of technologies.

 

The Telit ME910G1 module is in dimensions of 28.2 x 28.2 mm. And it is the latest member of Telit’s best-selling xE910 and family. The ME910G1 is also a drop-in replacement in existing devices based on the family’s modules for 2G, 3G and the various categories of LTE. With Telit’s design-once-use-anywhere philosophy, developers can cut costs and development time by simply designing for the xE910 LGA common form factor, giving them the freedom to deploy technologies best suited for the application’s environment.

 

 

Both versions are finally compatible with GSM voice calls and will eventually be used in VoLTE applications that require the ability to make phone calls (in the area of ​​personal safety for example). Samples of the ME310G1 and ME910G1 modules are already available. Volume production is planned at the end of 2019 or the first quarter of 2020 depending on the version.

 

Quectel EP06 LTE Cat6 Module

The Quectel EP06 is an LTE Category 6 module, which allows downstream speeds up to 300Mbps and upstream speeds up to 50Mbps. In Mini PCIe form factor, Quectel EP06 could be easily mounted in an LTE broadband Router with a port type such as ZBT-WE826T and MTK MT7623. Since more and more LTE advanced Pro modules available now, the EP06 card is in good price now based on the main features below:

2 frequency band aggregation in most regions (depending on model):

  • Support UMTS/HSPA+ besides LTE
  • Support GNSS, GPS with dedicated antenna port
  • Support DFOTA, eCall and DTMF
  • Support MIMO technology

 

Among which, the 2 antenna ports and the GNSS port are in Ipex format. There are several version of this card such as EP06-E, EP06-A, EP06-LA, EP06-APAC etc…

The Quectel EP06-E version could support following frequency bands:

  • LTE-FDD B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B32
  • LTE-TDD B38/B40/B41
  • The 2AC aggregation available on:
  • B1 + B1/B5/B8/B20/B28
  • B3 + B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28
  • B7 + B5/B7/B8/B20/B28
  • B20 + B32
  • B38 + B38
  • B40 + B40
  • B41 +B41

 

Like other Quectel 4G LTE Modules, the EP06 module could be controlled by AT commands, which is documented by the manufacturer. A certain mastery of the subject is necessary, but if you have acquired your router box under OpenWRT or ROOter, it is that you have at least knowledge about it. And this will allow you to configure it with little opinions.

 

The Quectel EP06 card is basically designed for the M2M industrial market, so it meets the standards of this market. In particular, it supports the firmware update via DFOTA from an FTP server for example.

Quectel Released LTE Cat20 Module EM20 at CES 2019

As one of the global leading supplier of cellular and GNSS modules, Quectel Wireless will release its most advanced LTE module on Category 20. The new LTE cellular module is named EM20, which are bound to bring a brand-new connectivity experience for years to come and it targets at the high-level of wireless connection and 5G commercialization starting in 2019.

 

According to the specifications of the Quectel EM20, we can see the EM20 could achieve download speed up to 2.0Gbit/s and upload speed up to 150Mbps, which is optimized specially for Laptop, PC and high-speed industrial IoT applications. Designed in M.2 form factor and measuring 42.0×30.0×2.3mm, this high-speed module is compatible with Quectel’s broad portfolio of LTE-Advanced products including Cat 12 module EM12 and future 5G module, allowing for smooth migration between different categories and to next-generation connectivity.

Quectel EM20 highlight Specifications

Besides the high speed connection for peak download speed up to 2Gbit/s, based on Qualcomm’s SDX24 chipset and fully compliant with 3GPP R13 specification, Quectel EM20 supports cutting-edge LTE wireless technologies such as up to 7 Carrier Aggregation (CA), 4×4 MIMO technology, 256-QAM as well as LAA (LTE Assistant Access) and CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio System).

 

As the high-level LTE wireless module, the new Quectel LTE module supports FDD LTE frequency bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/ B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B66 and TDD LTE bands of B38/39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B46(LAA)/B48(CBRS). This ensures that IoT devices with Quectel EM20 module inside can operate on networks of nearly all the mainstream carriers worldwide.

 

In addition, Quectel EM20 features Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS). The integrated GNSS greatly simplifies product design, and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positioning capability.

 

Thanks for Quectel’s proven success stories in high speed wireless module industry, and global spectrum availability, EM20 is going to be an ideal choice for ultra-high-speed Laptop, PC, Router, Industrial Gateway, In-Vehicle Video Surveillance System, Cloud-based 4K IP-Camera and many more similar applications, which indeed require very high throughput and preferably low latency.

 

Quectel EM20 Price and Buy

Since Quectel Wireless just debut of EM20, we can’t get the EM20 price currently. But we believe once it’s available in the market for large volume, the price would be down. However, if you need only samples now, it would be hard to buy now. You have to wait for few months to see this real product.

Telit Presents LM940 Module for 600 Mbit/s Connectivity

As the specialist of radio connectivity modules and publisher of software and service platforms for the Internet of Things (IoT) market, Telit unveiled the first Mini PCIe module LM940, which is the first card in the world to support LTE download speed to 600Mbps. The Telit LM940 module offers full Mini PCI Express format (50.95 x 30 x 2.8 mm) capable of supporting LTE-Advanced Category 11 (Cat-11) technology. The Telit LM940 specifications are very similar to the current hot LTE-advanced pro module Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7565.

The LM940, which is expected to be approved by several mobile operators in the fourth quarter of 2018, is capable of operating in the temperature range of -40 ° C to + 85 ° C and achieves this through support the carrier aggregation technology (three in this case) and 256QAM modulation. Telit LM940 is based on Qualcomm’s LTE Snapdragon X12 Modem as well as a satellite positioning receiver and is also capable of transmitting 75 Mbit/s in the upstream channel.

“The LM940 module will be of particular interest to OEMs in the 4G cellular router and gateway market, which demand ever higher bandwidths to satisfy applications such as digital signage and automotive infotainment,” commented Sam Lucero, the analyst at IHS Research, “We anticipate the sale of more than six million cellular IoT gateways by 2021, compared to nearly two million in 2016, for a market that will be worth slightly more than $ 1.6 billion that year. “

Telit LM960 LTE-A Cat18 Module Review

Telit introduced the LTE-A Cat-18 module LM960, capable of supporting speeds up to 1.2 Gbit/s in the downlink and 150 Mbps in the uplink. Such speeds are necessary, for example, when streaming video from the scene in high resolution or for distributing the Internet in an emergency situation from a mobile platform.

The Telit LM960 module is assembled in a PCI Express Mini Card (mPCIe) format. Telit calls it the first Cat-18 mPCIe module. It will be purchased by FirstNet operator for use in various devices used by emergency workers, in particular, in mobile and portable wireless routers installed in ambulances and other special vehicles.

The LM960 module supports both in-band and in-band carrier aggregation (up to 5) to achieve 1.2 Gbit/s throughput in the downlink with a 4×4 Mimo mode and 256-QAM modulation (up to 5). 150 Gbit/s in the uplink). Telit’s product can also operate in up to 23 different LTE bands (16 LTE FDD and 7 LTE TDD bands) including Band 14 (700 MHz), used in the United States for public safety, as well as 3.5 GHz CBRS Citizen Band Radio Service) bands and LAA 5 GHz (LTE-License Assisted Access), the latter allowing to improve performance in particular buildings in addition to the “traditional” cellular service.

The Telit LTE Module also supports several satellite positioning technologies, including GPS. In addition to supporting band 14, the LM960 operates in all other frequency bands that FirstNet uses to provide connectivity to the systems used by the emergency services. The LM960 is capable of operating in a temperature range of -40 ° C to + 85 ° C and also incorporates a four-constellation geolocation satellite subsystem (GNSS) and two SIM cards.

 

Telit LM960 Specs and Features

The LM960 module is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem chip and below is the general specs for reference:

  • Aggregation up to 5 frequency bands
  • Up to 150 Mbit/s UL 64QAM and UL aggregation support
  • LTE FDD Bands: B1, B25 (B2), B3, B66 (B4), B26 (B5), B7, B8, B12 (17), B13, B14, B20, B28, B29 (DL) ), B71
  • LTE TDD Bands: B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B46 (DL), B48
  • 3G ranges: B1, B2, B4, B5, B8
  • Satellite Systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou
  • USB 3.0
Feature Sub Feature Telit LM960
Rel 12 Release 12 compliance Yes
4×4 MIMO 4×4 MIMO on 2 contiguous carrier + 2×2 MIMO on 3rd carrier Yes
3DL CA Inter-band with 4×4 MIMO on one of 3 bands
4×4 MIMO on 2 bands in 2xCA Configuration
LTE CA 4x DLCA(80MHz aggregated BW; Cat16) Yes
3.5GHz B42 4×4 MIMO Deployments in Japan Yes
LTE-U LTE-U(eCAST) Yes
LAA(60MHz) Achieves 1Gbps with LAA Yes
Data IC Interference cancellation for LTE Data Yes
LAA Enhancements * More than 1 Lincensed carrier with LAA Yes
* Support for Wi-Fi measurements reporting in LAA
* 5xCA 4+2+2+2+2 scenario
Cat16+ 1.2Gbps Yes
12 Layers Support for 12 layers(Also 4×4 MIMO with 3xDLCA) Yes
5xCA 5x Carrier Aggregation Yes
New Bands 600MHz, CBRS(B48 with CA) Yes

 

 

The ruggedized LM960 module is derived from the Cat-11 compatible LM940 and the two cards are interchangeable, says Telit, which offers developers the ability to launch new equipment (routers, gateways, etc.) built on designs already using the Telit LM940, or to create product families with different performance levels (the LM960 for the high-end, the LM940 for the mid-range).

 

Telit LM960 Price and Buy

Since Telit LM960 is not available in the market for volume and just in the range of testing. The Telit LM960 price is high and there is only few online stores who can supply the samples time to time. We 4GLTEMALL.com could supply the Telit LM960 samples but not stably. If you want to buy the Telit LM960, you must pre-order first to get it.

 

Five LTE Advanced Pro Modules to Recommend

With the development of LTE wireless technologies, more and more networks are evolving from LTE advanced to LTE advanced Pro. LTE Advanced Pro (LTE-A Pro, also known as 4.5G, 4.5G Pro, 4.9G, Pre-5G, 5G Project, and so on) is a marker of the 3GPP release 13 and 14, which is a natural evolution of Long Term Evolution (LTE) with speed up to Gbit/s level, which incorporated numerous new technologies that would be used in 5G standard, including 256QAM, Massive MIMO, LTE-Unlicensed, LTE IoT, and others to progressively evolve existing networks into 5G standard.

LTE-A Pro aims to significantly increase the data speeds and bandwidth available for mobile communications. It will also bring a much wider range of connected devices and platforms under a single standard. LTE-A Pro seeks to improve and optimize the capacity, performance, functionality and efficiency of LTE-A, as well as to further reduce latency, to provide a better user experience. It will also enhance the LTE platform for the delivery of new services to new markets as we move towards IoT with 5G.

The key attributes that will define LTE-Advanced Pro are:

> Data speeds in excess of 3Gbps (LTE-A: 1Gbps)
> 640MHz of carrier bandwidth (LTE-A: 100MHz)
> Latency: 2ms (LTE-A: 10ms)

 

Since very few LTE Advanced pro devices are available in the market, the LTE vendors are already presenting their LTE advanced Pro modules to the public and below the five LTE advanced Pro modules are recommended if your terminals are demanding high-speed internet access:

 

  1. Telit LM960 (LTE Cat.18)

Specs Highlights:

* World’s first mPCIe form factor to support LTE cat.18

* Support global 23 LTE Frequency bands

* LTE peak download speed up to 1Gbps

* Dual SIM Single Standby

* Full GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou

* Chipset: Qualcomm Snapdragon X20 modem

* Linux and Windows driver support

* 4 x 4 MIMO and 256 QAM

* 5x Carrier Aggregation for increased data rates

Check more details about Telit LM960 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LM960 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/telit-lm960-4g-lte-cat18-pcie-module.html

 

  1. Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7565 (LTE Cat.12)

Specs Highlights:

* LTE Advanced Pro Cat.12 Module

* Chipset/Processor: Qualcomm MDM9250

* DL to 600Mbps/UL to 150Mbps

* Supporting 24 worldwide LTE bands, including LTE-LAA and CBRS

* Satellite Systems: Galileo, Glonass, GPS, Beidou

* Planned Carrier AT&T, DoCoMo, Telstra, Verizon, Vodafone

* Regulatory: CE, FCC, GCF, IC, NCC, PTCRB

Check more details about Sierra AirPrime EM7565 Specs, price, drivers, and buy AirPrime EM7565 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/sierra-wireless-airprime-em7565.html

 

 

  1. Sierra Wireless AirPrime EM7511 (LTE Cat.12)

Specs Highlights:

* Very similar to AirPrime EM7565

* LTE Advanced Pro Cat.12 Module

* Form factor: M.2

* Chipset/Platform: Qualcomm

* DL to 600Mbps/UL to 150Mbps

* Supporting 24 worldwide LTE bands, including LTE-LAA and CBRS

* Control Options: APIs, AT Commands

* Firmware over-the-air (FOTA)

* GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite systems supported

Check more details about Sierra AirPrime EM7511 Specs, price, drivers, and buy AirPrime EM7511 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/sierra-wireless-airprime-em7511.html

 

  1. Telit LM940 (LTE Cat.11)

Specs Highlights:

* Category: LTE Cat.11 Module

* Form Factor: PCI Express Mini Card Type (mPCIe)

* Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9240

* LTE data rates: DL 600Mbps(w/3x CA DL, 256QAM) and UL 75Mbps

* Full GNSS support: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou

* Carrier Approvals: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon

Check more details about Telit LM940 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LM940 module here: https://www.4gltemall.com/telit-lm940-lte-cat-11-gps-pcie-module.html

 

  1. Telit LN940 (LTE Cat.11 and Cat.9)

Specs Highlights:

* Two variant models: Telit LN940A9 and LN940A11

* 42mm M.2 (NGFF) single-sided data card

* LTE Category 11 LTE DL 600Mbps UL50Mbps

* LTE Category 9 LTE DL 450Mbps UL50Mbps

* HSPA+ Rel. 8: DL/UL up to 42/11.5 Mbps

* Quad-constellation integrated GNSS

* Linux and Windows driver support

* Carrier Aggregation, 2 x 2 MIMO and 256 QAM

Check more details about Telit LN940 Specs, price, drivers, and buy Telit LN940 module here:

https://www.4gltemall.com/telit-ln940-lte-cat9-11-m-2-data-card.html

Sierra AirPrime EM7565 LTE Advanced Pro Module Highlights Review

For worldwide use in IoT applications, SIERRA WIRELESS presents the AirPrime EM7565, the first module with LTE Advanced Pro technology. The Canadian company once again proves its leadership in module solutions for IoT applications.

High Speed ​​Mobile with LTE Advanced Pro

The Sierra EM7565 supports LTE Advanced Pro technology with carrier aggregation and 256-QAM modulation for significantly higher data rates. In the downlink, up to 600 Mbps transmission speed are possible and in the uplink, up to 150 Mbps is possible, which is twice to three times faster than previous solutions. This significantly speeds up data transfer for your application.

Sierra AirPrime EM7565

A LTE module for worldwide use

With support of 24 LTE frequency bands, the Sierra AirPrime EM7565 offers the possibility for use in LTE networks worldwide. The good cooperation between SIERRA WIRELESS and network operators worldwide is reflected in the carrier approvals for the module. With just one module, you can implement a worldwide applicable application with high-speed mobile radio. This reduces the number of different product variants and simplifies your logistics and production processes.

Other frequency bands for specialized applications

In addition to the EM7565 LTE advanced Pro module, additional modules with additional frequency bands for specialized applications follow.

  • “FirstNet” LTE band 14 is specifically designed for public safety applications (police, fire brigades, emergency services, etc.)
  • 5 GHz LTE for “private” LTE networks such as CBRS
  • LTE in the license-free 5 GHz band (LTE-LAA) for higher data rates

Sierra AirPrime EM7565

Position determination with GNSS included

In addition to mobile communication, the module also enables position determination with worldwide GNSS systems. With GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou, a reliable and accurate location is possible worldwide.

Fit for the future with FOTA

For the future-proofing of an application, it is often crucial that you can also update already delivered devices with firmware upgrades. Sierra Wireless offers “AirVantage FOTA”, a free platform for managing “over-the-air” firmware upgrades for your fleet of equipment.

M.2 form factor with USB 3.0

The modules of the EM series use the standardized “Next Generation Form Factor” M.2. This is significantly smaller and thinner than previous solutions in PCIe MiniCard format. The interface to the host CPU is a fast USB 3.0 connection.

Below are the general feature and specs of Sierra AirPirme EM7565:

 

 

4G LTE

  • Category Cat-12
  • Frequency bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B9, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B41, B42, B43, B46, B48, B66

3G

  • HSPA + B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B8, B9

DATA SPEED

  • Peak Download Rate 600Mbps
  • Peak Upload Rate 150Mbps

LOCATION SERVICES

  • Satellite Systems Galileo, Glonass, GPS, Beidou

EMBEDDED SOFTWARE

  • Firmware Pre-certified firmware, Secure boot
  • System Drivers Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, Linux Driver: Standard ECM, Android RIL

INTERFACES

  • USB = USB 3.0, USB 2.0 High Speed
  • PCIe = PCIe
  • SIM interface 1.8V / 3V = 1

CONTROL OPTIONS

  • APIs, AT Commands

HARDWARE

  • Dimensions 42x30x2.3mm
  • Antenna Diversity, MIMO, GNSS Bias, Connectors: Main, Aux / GNSS, GNSS
  • Temperature Range -30 ° C / + 70 ° C ‘-40 ° C / + 85 ° C (TBC)

APPROVALS

  • Planned Carrier AT & T, docomo, Telstra, Verizon, Vodafone
  • Regulatory CE, FCC, GCF, IC, NCC, PTCRB

CLOUD SERVICES

  • Free Unlimited FOTA upgrades, connectivity management option, device management option, application enablement option CONNECTIVITY
  • Optional Ready-to-Connect Sierra Wireless embedded SIM

Intel Release 5G Modem XMM8060 and 4G Modem XMM7660

With the development of wireless networks, 5G network is approaching. It’s said 5G networks will be available. The wireless industry leaders such as Qualcomm and Intel are planning the new products to meet the network upgrade. Last month, Qualcomm Inc. has announced that they have successfully trialed a 5G data connection on their X50 5G modem. Qualcomm says during their trial they were able to successfully establish a 5G data connection on the X50 modem using 28GHz mmWave frequency band, with download speeds reaching over a gigabit per second.

Intel is also following the trend for 5G network. A couple of days ago, Intel also announced the Intel XMM 8000 series, which is its first family of 5G new radio (5G NR) multi-mode commercial modems. The XMM8060 is the first modem of the XMM 8000 series. Intel also announced its latest LTE modem, the Intel XMM7660, which will be made available in 2019.

 

Intel XMM8060 is the company’s first commercial 5G modem as a competitor to Qualcomm X50 5G modem. As the typical feature, the Intel XMM8060 is also multi-mode supporting full 5G non-standalone and standalone NR, as well as various 2G, 3G and 4G legacy modes. Thus enabling devices to work in different locations, including large cities with 5G standalone NR (this may be a distant future) as well as rural areas that have 2G or 3G networks. This is important as 5G availability will not be available everywhere all at once, and it will take years for its roll-out to complete, just like how it took years for 4G LTE to be adopted throughout the globe. The XMM8060 is expected to be adopted in customer devices since mid-2019 at earliest. As part of the announcement, the company reiterated its plans to offer a top-to-bottom XMM 8000 family of 5G modems for various applications, including smartphones, PCs, buildings and vehicles.

Intel has kept on developing LTE modems as well. With the Intel XMM8060, the XMM7660 4G LTE Modem was also presented as its second-generation Gigabit LTE modem capable of up to Cat 19 (1.6Gbps) downlink connections. It features MIMO, carrier aggregation, 256QAM and a broad range of band support.  Intel expects commercial devices to adopt the XMM 7660 in 2019.

 

Intel says the series will enable a range of devices from PCs and phones to vehicles and fixed wireless consumer premise equipment to connect to 5G networks. And we will see when 5G coming.

Huawei Presents HiSilicon Kirin 970 LTE Cat18 Chipset

Huawei presented a new chipset for smartphones at the IFA with the HiSilicon Kirin 970. The Kirin 970 includes a processor, a graphics unit and a mobile radio modem. Especially in the modem, there is some progress compared to the predecessor – the Kirin 960. The Kirin 970 LTE Cat18 supports up to 1.2 GBit/s in the download. In addition, the dual SIM operation supports LTE on both SIM cards at the same time. The Kirin 970 chipset will be used in the Huawei Mate 10 smartphone, which will be presented in mid-October in Munich.

Modern LTE modem

The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is next to the first modem Qualcomm Snapdragon X20, which supports LTE category 18 of the downlink . Thus, speeds of up to 1.2 gigabits per second are possible in a correspondingly developed mobile radio network.

To achieve such high speeds, different 4.5G/LTE Advanced Pro technologies are combined. The Kirin 970 supports, for example, the 4 × 4 MIMO antenna technology and the 256QAM modulation technology. Furthermore, a frequency spectrum of up to 100 MHz can be bundled thanks to the 5CC CA (= five-factor carrier aggregation ).

There is also news about Dual SIM. So far, no smartphone was able to use both SIM slots on LTE at the same time. One of the two cards was therefore always limited to 2G / 3G usage, which is particularly annoying if only an LTE network is available. The Kirin 970 can now also run parallel in the LTE network on both SIM cards, so you can, for example, use the first SIM card to surf via LTE and use the VoLTE in the LTE network via the second card.

Processor, graphics and AI

The HiSilicon Kirin 970 is produced in the 10nm process and is to enable a better battery life than the previous model. An octa-core CPU and a 12-core GPU are integrated in addition to the described modem. The chipset should be particularly suitable for artificial intelligence applications (AI) and be faster and 50x more efficient than a classic quad-core CPU without a AI component through a combination of on-device AI and Cloud AI 25x.

Global chip giant fighting Chinese 4G LTE market in MWC

2014 Mobile World Congress (Mobile World Congress, hereinafter referred to as the MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, the world’s leading mobile products manufacturers have come up with special skill. However, in addition to increasing media exposure outside of their major technology, mobile chip giant also did not forget to take the opportunity to compete for Chinese 4G mobile network market.

Because including China Mobile, the Chinese mobile operators are racing to upgrade to 4G LTE mobile network. The smart phones main component manufacturers Qualcomm, Intel, MediaTek, Marvell and Broadcom, compete for the world’s largest mobile market on the occasion of MWC.

 

Chinese mobile operator’s evolution of LTE technology allows Intel and other chip makers saw a great opportunity to push top LTE chip maker Qualcomm off the altar. The MWC Conference will undoubtedly become a crucial battleground. There are 70 Chinese companies exhibiting MWC Assembly last year, and this year the figure further increased to 99. Therefore, MWC Assembly provides the perfect stage for the global mobile chip manufacturers to showcase their best products.

Intel and Qualcomm chip manufacturers will show the first new microchip-based LTE technology products in Barcelona, many of these chip consumes less power, but the price is also lower than the previous cutting-edge products. This makes them ideal chip products for low-end smartphones in China and other emerging markets.

 

Qualcomm even designed for MWC Assembly developed a Chinese version of the smart phone applications, and posted in the booth scene identification with Chinese translation. Cristiano, executive vice president of Qualcomm • Amon (Cristiano Amon) said: “We will show a lot of products designed to attract Chinese enterprises and products on LTE technology Qualcomm LTE technology and aware of emerging market consumers migrate to smart phones. the hidden huge opportunity. ”

LTE chip demand surge

With the advantage of early technology, Qualcomm has been the main producer for LTE smartphone chip market in the past four years. And more and more countries have begun to adopt LTE network technology which also enables LTE chip demand surge.

MediaTek chief marketing officer Johan Lodenius, said: “Qualcomm is very good at developing LTE technology chips, however, almost all of the world’s mobile operators are looking for an alternative vendor of LTE chips in our favor. They don’t want to outsource to individual Qualcomm. ”

 

Intel, MediaTek, Broadcom and Qualcomm’s other competitors are invariably hyping their new exhibition site in MWC Barcelona, LTE chip products coming soon, however, very few of which can be launched in a variety of smart phones applications this week.

Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, chip maker Marvell has achieved some success; it has been applied in LTE accessories designed for the Chinese market on the development of several upcoming low-power smart phones.

Adjustment chip strategy

On Monday, Intel announced a new LTE chip, and is working with major mobile operators to start testing the chip. Intel marketing director Julie • Corpus Noel said the new LTE chip will be allocated to in the production of mobile phones in late 2014. She said: “LTE chip on the market on how to apply to the overwhelming rumors on the phone and we’ve effectively launched its own chips for our products that we have made significant improvements …”

Like other chip makers, Intel has also restructured the chip strategy, started paying more for the price below $ 300 smart phone product development, while reducing the degree of concern for the high-end smart phone accessories.

According to the UK technology market research, firm ARM Holdings published statistics show that as of 2018, the global high-end smart phone shipments are expected the annual growth rate of just under 4%; while mid-range and entry-level smartphone shipments are expected to annual growth rate were as high as 14% and 17%.

Qualcomm announced the launch of two mobile chips using LTE technology this week, and consumer markets target at China. A Qualcomm spokeswoman said, the world’s leading mobile phone manufacturers will launch 10 or more devices with Qualcomm’s new chip.

Even Microsoft is also expanding its influence in the Chinese mobile phone market. Microsoft announced the launch of new reference design projects, designed to facilitate the rapid introduction of mobile phone manufacturers using Qualcomm chips Windows smartphones.