Dubbed BCM21892, the new chip is the first LTE chip from Broadcom and according to the company the chip is only a third in size as compared to chips available from other vendors. After being stuck in the 3G land for a long time, Broadcom is currently sampling the new chip which will hit production sometime next year.
Broadcom claims the new chip is 35% smaller than the rival’s (read Qualcomm), yet it incorporates all the industry standards and technologies. Its main features include support for voice calls over LTE networks as well as support for frequency aggregation allowing different frequencies from a carrier to be bonded together for a bigger data pipe which increases internet data speeds as well as decreases latency.
Mr. Scott Mc Gregor, the CEO from Broadcom said, “We think it is going to be a winner; Other people have announced some chips that maybe nibble away at the low end of the market”, notes AllThingsD.
“The real goal here is to create a product that really is a world chip for the flagship smartphones and tablets,” he added.
The new chip will help Broadcom challenge Qualcomm’s domination in the 4G LTE market.