Broadcom Demonstrates 4G LTE and Mobile Innovations at Mobile World Congress 2013

Breakthrough 4G LTE Demos Highlight Carrier Aggregation Capabilities to Improve Network Capacity and Enhance User Experience in Smartphones and Tablets

Launches Range of New Products for the Network from Small Cells to Microwave Backhaul and Continues to Drive Adoption of 5G WiFi and Miracast in the Hand and Home

Feb 25, 2013, 08:14 ET from Broadcom Corporation from ,BRCM Corporate

BARCELONA, Spain, Feb. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mobile World Congress 2013 –

News Highlights:

  • 4G LTE-Advanced modem demo combines two LTE carriers to deliver Category 4 downlink speeds of 150Mbps
  • Additional demos feature the BCM21892's power management techniques and HD call quality of  VoLTE solution

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, is demonstrating the carrier aggregation capabilities of its new 4G LTE-Advanced modem, the BCM21892, at Mobile World Congress 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. Carrier aggregation enables service providers to join different spectrum bands to create the equivalent of a contiguous 20MHz channel capable of delivering peak LTE speeds of 150Mbps. In addition to the 4G LTE demos, Broadcom is announcing a range of new mobile technologies and momentum in driving the adoption of next generation wireless technologies into all product segments. Visit Broadcom @ Mobile World Congress for more news.

For its live 4G LTE demos, Broadcom is using its recently announced 4G LTE-Advanced modem, implemented in a 4G LTE smartphone reference platform built by Broadcom. In the carrier aggregation demo, two channels are aggregated, with one channel turned on and off during the demo to show the doubling of peak speed from 75Mbps to 150Mbps. In a separate setup, the same 150Mbps peak speed is achieved using 20MHz of contiguous spectrum.  Additional demos will showcase the power savings of the BCM21892's envelope tracking technology and the high call quality of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services. In addition, Broadcom will be showing its BCM21892 smartphone platform in live, over-the-air demonstrations.

Broadcom's multi-mode, multi-band LTE solution is the industry's smallest 4G LTE-Advanced modem. It combines a full-featured cellular baseband with a world-band radio in a footprint that is approximately 35 percent smaller than current industry solutions. An overview of the BCM21892 can be found on Broadcom's website or in Broadcom's 4G LGE-Advanced modem announcement made on February 12, 2013.The BCM21892 is now sampling to early access customers with anticipated production in 2014.

At Mobile World Congress 2013, Broadcom is also unveiling a range of innovations in mobile and wireless technology to drive continued evolution in the connected lifestyle.

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