Intel Boasts of Its New Modules




Intel has introduced a multimode, multiband platform, well its not that new because the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is running on the LTE version of this platform. The tab is now available in Asia and Europe.

The company has expanded its portfolio of LTE connectivity products having introduced PCIe (PCI Express) M.2 modules, as well as an integrated radio frequency (RF) transceiver module, the Intel SMARTi m4G.

The M.2 module is currently undergoing interoperability testing with anonymous mobile networks, however, Intel M.2-based modules will soon be available from Huawei, Sierra Wireless and Telit. By next year global shipping of these modules should have begun.

In addition to the new Intel PCIe M.2 LTE module, Intel also offers the new Intel SMARTi m4G , this is a highly integrated radio transceiver module. The SMARTi m4G was developed in cooperation with Murata and integrates the Intel SMARTi 4G transceiver with most front-end components in one LTCC (low temperature co-fired ceramic) package. With the Intel SMARTi m4G, the overall component count can be reduced by more than 40 components and the required PCB area is reduced up to 20 percent .

Intel intends to offer next-generation LTE solutions, among them being Intel XMM 7260 in 2014. This XMM 7260  give additional  LTE Advanced features, such as carrier aggregation, faster speeds and support for both TD-LTE and TD-SCDMA