Broadcom today introduced a turnkey reference platform designed to help the development of affordable 4G LTE mobile devices.
Targeted at the growing sub $300 LTE smartphone market,
Broadcom's fifth generation turnkey platform supports Android
KitKat and utilizes the company's pin-to-pin compatible
dual-core M320 or upcoming quad-core M340 LTE SoC,
connectivity and location technology. The platfom allows for
complete design reuse between dual-core and quad-core
basebands, has been certified by carriers worldwide and
deliver Category 4 (Cat 4) speeds (up to 150Mbps) in FDD-LTE
and TD-LTE modes.
The turnkey LTE design also packs 802.11ac silicon (5G Wi-Fi,
1.3Gbps), Bluetooth, location and near field communication
The Broadcom's M320 LTE SoC is in production now.
With the newplatform, Broadcom has started moving in on
Qualcomm's lucrative territory, following Intel and Mediatek.