NVIDIA announced earlier today something that we were all wanting to hear; the Icera 410 multimode data modem will be compatible with AT&T’s LTE network. The chip maker says that the modem went through a qualification test to ensure it will give product manufacturers a peace of mind when selecting chipsets that will work with their “connected devices.” The ZTE Mimosa will probably be the first Android device to sport the modem along with the Tegra 2 chip.
By releasing the Icera 410, NVIDIA will bring some real competition to Qualcomm whose chips are already working with Ma Bell’s LTE network. With the multimode feature, the Icera will be able to connect to 4G HSPA+, 3G, 2G and category 2 4G LTE networks. Expect to see it on tablets and clamshell devices once it launches.
NVIDIA ICERA MODEM CHIPSET VALIDATED ON AT&T LTE NETWORK
SANTA CLARA, Calif.–May 24, 2012–NVIDIA today announced that the NVIDIA® Icera® 410 LTE multimode data modem chipset for tablets and clamshell devices has been tested and validated for operation on the AT&T 4G LTE network.
AT&T qualification tests help ensure that product manufacturers can confidently select chipsets that integrate with connected devices and can quickly achieve final product qualification.
“Validation with AT&T is an achievement that paves the way for NVIDIA Icera-powered LTE devices on the AT&T network through this year and next,” said Stan Boland, senior vice president of Mobile Communications at NVIDIA.
The NVIDIA Icera 410 LTE modem delivers lightning-fast web browsing, video streaming and multiplayer gaming to tablets and clamshell devices. It is the first Icera modem to implement 4G LTE in NVIDIA’s software defined radio baseband processor. Together with its multimode radio transceiver, the chipset offers 4G LTE at category 2 data rates (up to 50 Mbps) as well as 4G HSPA+,3G and 2G compatibility