Intel Announces Slew of Mobile Chips, Including LTE
Intel today announced several new chip families for mobile devices. The X-GOLD 706 baseband processor is compatible with the 3GPP2 Release 8 specification and supports Long Term Evolution. Intel says the 706 is based on the 2G/3G X-GOLD 626 architecture, and device makers will be able to create devices based on the 626 with LTE, as well. Intel believes this baseband processor will be ideal for smartphones and tablets. Intel also introduced a new HSPA+ chipset that is capable of 21Mbps on the download. The XMM 6260 is also based on the 626 architecture. Both chips use 40nm processing.