EETimes (1/14/2013 6:17 AM EST)
LONDON – Renesas Mobile, the mobile chip division of Renesas Electronic Corp., has developed an application processor with on-chip LTE modem that an analyst said could provide competition to market-leader Qualcomm.
The MP6530 from Renesas Mobile is a quad-core big-little processor and a FDD/TDD Class 4 LTE/DC-HSPA+/EDGE/GPRS/GSM modem on a single piece of silicon, according to Will Strauss, principal analyst at Forward Concepts (Tempe, Arizona). It is thought that this includes dual-core Cortex-A15 and dual-core Cortex-A7 processors licensed from ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England).
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