Renesas Mobile Partners with NVIDIA to Deliver Next-Generation LTE Ultraphones

OEM Customers can Extend Existing Software Investment to Create Exciting Next-Generation LTE Products with an Accelerated Time-to-Market

24 Feb 2012

TOKYO, Japan, February 24th, 2012 — Renesas Mobile Corporation, a leading supplier of advanced cellular semiconductor solutions and platforms, today announced a strategic relationship with NVIDIA to jointly develop a platform reference solution based on Renesas Mobile's world-leading SP2531 triple mode LTE modem and the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 processor, the world's first quad-core mobile processor. OEM customers can now build on the technology advances in current 3G NVIDIA-powered devices to create exciting next-generation LTE products with an accelerated time to market.


“For OEMs wanting to leverage the powerful performance of the latest application processors while extending their product portfolios into LTE triple mode, incorporating the Renesas Mobile modem is the logical solution,” commented Jean-Marie Rolland, CTO and Executive VP of Sales and Marketing for Renesas Mobile Corporation. “The pre-integration of our modem and the performance of NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor present an unbeatable combination for the development of the next generation of high performance ultraphones. This relationship will set the benchmark in performance for devices launched in the next 4-12 months.”


Michael Rayfield, General Manager of the Mobile business at NVIDIA, added, “Renesas is one of the leading providers of LTE modem technology. Teaming Renesas Mobile's LTE technology with Tegra 3 helps our partners create quad-core LTE mobile devices with great performance and long battery life.”


With over two billion deployments to date, the modem technology in the SP 2531 is the most deployed modem technology in the industry. It also delivers leading throughput and lowest power multi-mode FDD and TDD-LTE Category 3 capabilities. This impressive performance is backed by full certification and maturity on over two hundred networks worldwide. The world's first quad-core mobile processor for tablets and super phones, Tegra 3 delivers up to 5x the performance of the first dual-core processor, Tegra 2. Tegra 3 features a new patent-pending Variable SMP (vSMP) architecture with a fifth lower-power “companion” core, a PC-class CPU and 3X faster GPU with stereo 3D support to deliver the best combination of high performance and extended battery life.


The pre-integrated reference design combining the Renesas Mobile SP2531 and Tegra 3 will be demonstrated at Mobile World Congress 2012 at the Renesas Mobile Pavilion AV16.


About Renesas Mobile Corporation

Renesas Mobile Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation 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 Corporation provides complete cellular chipset platform solutions include powerful applications processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly integrated radio frequency devices, intelligent power management solutions, and the complete system and software expertise to develop flagship devices more rapidly.


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