Renesas Mobile Showcases Next Generation Low Power LTE And High Performance Processing At Mobile World Congress

Renesas Mobile demonstrates octo-core applications processor, VoLTE over TD and FDD-LTE and shows next generation quad-core communications processor.

18 Feb 2013

Barcelona, February 18th, 2013 — Renesas Mobile Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced cellular semiconductor solutions and platforms, will be demonstrating its latest LTE and applications processing technologies at this year's Mobile World Congress 2013 at booth 6E25 in Hall 6.

The event will see the unveiling of the quad-core MP6530, Renesas Mobile's latest generation communication processor platform for mid- to high-end multimode LTE smartphones. The MP6530 moves quad-core 2GHz processing power to the $200-400 segment and extends Renesas Mobile's portfolio. The MP6530 integrates a high-performance 2GHz big.LITTLE™ ARM® Cortex A15/A7 application processor with its proven LTE Cat-4, DC-HSPA+/GSM modem on a single die. The processor combines high performance and extreme power efficiency to deliver exciting multimedia use cases and to extend device battery life. The MP6530 opens the door to a completely new generation of very high performance but ultra-low power consumption smartphones.

Renesas Mobile's latest single-chip multi-mode TD-/FDD-LTE modem, the SP2532, as well as SP2531 based devices, will feature in several demonstrations that highlight the significant power and performance advantages it presents. One demonstration will compare the Renesas Mobile modem against a recent competitor's product highlighting that, with a 2 mA/Mbit power consumption, the SP2532 delivers the industry's best power consumption figures at a sustained 150 Mbit/s throughput. When combined with its tiny footprint, which is 45% smaller than the previous generation modem, it sets a new competitive threshold others must beat in the race to deliver the best LTE modem for tablets, super- and smartphones, as well as routers and datacards. The SP253X family will also feature in demonstrations that highlight its compatibility with multiple different applications processors including NVIDIA®'s Tegra3™ and Tegra4™.

Support for VoLTE is a hot topic with operators rolling out LTE so they can provide efficient voice services across all of their network properties. Renesas Mobile will be demonstrating VoLTE capabilities on the MP5232 platform on both TD-LTE and FDD-LTE over-the-air to Ericsson infrastructure. The voice quality will be demonstrated with the Rohde Schwarz UPV audio analyzer together with a CMW500 tester. The highlight is its ability to maintain quality of service during data calls over an LTE network. VoLTE can also offer power savings compared to 3G.

Renesas Mobile will showcase a ultra-high performance octo-core application processor, the APE6, to illustrate its power advantages and leading graphics performance. The big.LITTLE™ 4.4 compute engine is coupled with the latest Imagination Technologies PowerVR™ Series 6 Rogue™ graphics engine offering amazing performance in a mobile. Renesas Mobile will be demonstrating the advantages of big.LITTLE as well as a measure of the graphics capability.


“At this year's Mobile World Congress we are showing significantly updated versions of our leading LTE products – our communications processor and our modem,” commented Jean-Marie Rolland, Chief Technical Officer and executive vice president marketing and sales for Renesas Mobile Corporation. “Both products provide a high performance, low power platform for next generation mobile devices. In addition, our phenomenal APE6, not only represents the leading eight-core implementation of the ARM big.LITTLE™ processing architecture but is well placed to power of a new generation of advanced application processors for automotive infotainment products, tablets and LTE multi-mode communication processors for superphones.”


About Renesas Mobile Corporation

Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and offers advanced and innovative products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile provides complete cellular chipset platform solutions including powerful applications processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly integrated radio frequency devices and intelligent power management solutions. Renesas Mobile offers our customer complete system and software expertise to develop flagship devices more rapidly.



Other names of products or services mentioned in this press release are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

The content in the press release, including, but not limited to, product prices and specifications, is based on the information as of the date indicated on the document, but may be subject to change without prior notice.