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Qualcomm Unveils Advanced Global LTE Chip

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NEW YORK -- Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) today announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., introduced its fourth-generation 3G/LTE multimode solutions with the newest modem chipset, the Qualcomm Gobi 9x35, and RF transceiver chip, the Qualcomm WTR3925, designed for industry-leading 4G LTE Advanced mobile broadband connectivity. Both products are fourth-generation 3G/LTE multimode solutions from Qualcomm Technologies and offer significant improvements in performance, power consumption and printed circuit board area requirements.

The Qualcomm Gobi 9x35 is the first announced cellular modem based on the 20 nm technology node with support for global carrier aggregation deployments up to 40 MHz for both LTE TDD and FDD Category 6 with download speeds of up to 300 Mbps. The Gobi 9x35 is backwards compatible and supports all other major cellular technologies, including DC-HSPA, EVDO Rev. B, CDMA 1x, GSM and TD-SCDMA. The Qualcomm WTR3925 is the first announced RF transceiver chip based on the 28 nm process, and is Qualcomm Technologies' first single-chip, carrier aggregation RF solution that supports all carrier aggregation band combinations approved by 3GPP. The WTR3925 pairs with the Gobi 9x35 chipset and the Qualcomm RF360 Front End Solution, which enable the mobile industry's premier global, single-SKU LTE platform.

Qualcomm Inc. (Nasdaq: QCOM)

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Sarah Thomas
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Sarah Thomas,
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11/20/2013 | 1:34:07 PM
Re: Qualcomm's new power chip
Btw, I asked Heavy Reading's Gabriel Brown and Qualcomm's Rob Chandhok on Twitter about the ability to run LTE in unlicensed spectrum. Seems similar to what startup AirPlug is pitching, which I wrote about awhile back, but they say it's more about supplementing WiFi versus aggregating it. 

Chandhok says, "similar concept. Different tho. Think supplemental downlink in my house using LTE in unlicensed. key use case. LTE for me."
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Sarah Thomas,
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11/20/2013 | 12:41:35 PM
Qualcomm's new power chip
This chip is a pretty big improvement over its predecessors. It supports 4K video, which of course, is all the rage as the evolution of TV/video viewing; it supports LTE-Advanced carrier aggregation and suppurts 4 antennas. 

Qualcomm is also talking up the possibility of using LTE in unlicensed spectrum today at its investor conference.
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