Qualcomm to Make Femtocell Chipsets
Qualcomm announced that it has added chipsets specifically for femtocells to its product road map. Qualcomm's Femtocell Station Modem chipsets will be able to run 3GPP HSPA+ and CDMA 1X, EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B. They will contain basebands and RF capabilities for all the major wireless bands. The chipsets will also be able to analyze and minimize interference between femtocells and the larger macro cell network. The chips will sample in the second quarter of 2010.
Huawei Takes Aim at Snapdragon 810 with Kirin 950
Huawei today announced the Kirin 950 chipset for phones, which is designed to compete with Qualcomm Snapdragon 800-series chipsets in higher-end phones. Huawei claims that the 950 is 25% faster and 44% more power-efficient than the Snapdragon 810, Qualcomm's current flagship chip.
Intel, Samsung Pile On Qualcomm By Supporting FTC Lawsuit
Intel and Samsung support the Federal Trade Commission's antitrust investigation against Qualcomm and have filed amicus briefs to air their own complaints. The FTC hit Qualcomm with legal action in January and suggested that the company's patent licensing practices may violate monopoly regulations.
Qualcomm Countersuit Says Apple Hobbled Its Chips
Qualcomm filed a retaliatory lawsuit against Apple and accused the iPhone maker of bad behavior. The filing is in response to one Apple made against Qualcomm earlier this year.
iPhone 7 Plus Intel Modem Not Equal to Qualcomm Modem
Under poor network conditions, the iPhone 7 Plus with Intel inside does not perform as well as the iPhone 7 Plus with Qualcomm inside. Apple sourced the iPhone 7 Plus modem from both Intel and Qualcomm.
Qualcomm's Latest LTE Modem Boasts 450Mbps Downloads
Qualcomm today announced a new LTE modem and accompanying envelope tracker for mobile devices that has the potential to deliver blistering download and upload speeds. The Gobi 9x45 modem supports Category 10 LTE and global carrier aggregation for download speeds of up to 450Mbps and upload speeds of up to 100Mbps.