BCM23550 is a dual- or quad-core SoC aimed at sub-$300 LTE smartphones
BCM23550 is a dual- or quad-core SoC aimed at sub-$300 LTE smartphones. Here are the highlights:
Delivers 150Mbps Category 4 speeds on FDD-LTE and TD-LTE networks, 42Mbps 3G HSPA+ and 2G
BCM2095 LTE RF transceiver enables FDD and TD LTE/3G/2G band support for worldwide roaming
dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth smart, GPS and near field communication (NFC)
VoLTE and HD voice support
Pre-integrated with the Android KitKat operating system
HD display, imaging and graphics
Reduces LTE modem power consumption by up to 30 percent for extended hours of use
Utilizes Broadcom’s pin-to-pin compatible dual-core M320 or upcoming quad-core M340 LTE SoC
Design reuse between dual-core and quad-core basebands for developing multiple devices with the same platform design to cut the cost
Certification for Category 4 (Cat 4) speeds in FDD-LTE and TD-LTE modes with seamless worldwide roaming capabilities.
The M320 SoC is ready for production and the upcoming quad-core M340 LTE SoC would be available to sample in the first half of 2014.