by Anton Shilov
02/17/2012 | 10:21 PM
Renesas Electronics Corp. a supplier of advanced cellular semiconductor solutions and platforms, has announced the availability of the MP5232, the single-chip high-performance, scalable smartphone platform optimised to address the $150 - $300 range device market.
The MP5232 platform is designed to enable OEMs to accelerate the creation and delivery of high volume LTE/HSPA+ capable smartphones, tablets and mobile Internet devices the industry requires to deliver the full potential of LTE. The MP5232 platform sets promises to deliver integration and performance for fully featured high-volume LTE devices, according to the maker.
At its heart, the Renesas Mobile modem, deployed in over two billion devices to date, delivers the industry's highest throughput and low power multi-mode FDD and TDD-LTE Category 4 capabilities. Combined with a an dual-core 1.50GHz application processor the platform delivers a no-compromise user experience. The MP5232 platform supports differentiating features including multi-camera and multi-display support, full HD 1080p multi-format video encoding/decoding, stereoscopic 3D (S3D) video and advanced graphics to deliver a console-like gaming experiences and engaging user interfaces. The platform also includes advanced RF transceivers, power management and audio solutions. This highly integrated smartphone platform is delivered fully tested and certified to enable customers to bring new generations of fully-featured LTE/HSPA+ smartphones to market in as little as six to nine months.
“We are seeing a number of US$600+ LTE super phone devices being launched in the market, but the industry needs a wider penetration of LTE devices for the business case for LTE to pay off. By integrating high performing, proven technologies the platform offers a low risk path for device manufacturers to create high volume, premium capability LTE multi-mode products for multiple market segments quickly and effectively, without having to make any compromises in terms of features or user experience,” said Jean-Marie Rolland, chief technology of Renesas Mobile Corp.
Samples of the MP5232 platform are available Q1 2012 to lead OEM's in the form of reference designs together with supporting documentation, software and hardware. Pricing is available on request.