Works with VIA Telecom to integrate CDMA2000
Junko Yoshida, EETimes
1/9/2014 00:10 AM EST
LAS VEGAS — MediaTek came to International CES this year with a singular focus: going global.
Taiwan's chip behemoth, which dominates the Chinese market, is now intent on establishing a foothold in the United States in addition to Europe and Japan. For that, the company has new ammo: a multimode-LTE modem chipset, currently going through operators' arduous certification process; and an advanced "worldphone" SoC that will incorporate CDMA2000. But the commercial version of the worldphone won't hit the market until early 2015.
Dubbed MT6290, MediaTek's LTD chipset handles both FDD and TDD modes. Designed for broad compatibility with mobile operator networks worldwide, the chip supports the DC-HSPA+, W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, EDGE, and GSM/GPRS radio technologies, in addition to LTE.
Still missing in the radio mix is CDMA2000.
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