Next generation multimode LTE modem enters mass production

August 18, 2014 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Spreadtrum Communications (Shanghai) has announced its next generation multimode LTE modem, the SC9620.

This LTE modem pairs with Spreadtrum's smartphone chipsets to provide customers with a complete turnkey mobile platform for 4G smartphones. The company's 4G mobile platform has been adopted by leading handset brands Lenovo and Coolpad and is shipping in 3-mode LTE smartphones recently launched for the domestic Chinese market.

The SC9620 is an LTE baseband modem designed for use in 4G smartphones, tablets, or other data devices, supporting 3GPP LTE Release 9 Category 4 at up to 150 Mbps downlink speed. In tandem, Spreadtrum has released a turnkey solution for 3-mode LTE devices supporting TD-LTE, TD-SCDMA and EDGE/GPRS/GSM for the domestic Chinese market. Supported TD-LTE bands include Band 38, 39, 40 and 41.

Turnkey platforms supporting 5-mode operation are expected to follow later this year.