Intel Introduces Intel® XMM™ 7480 Modem for Ultrafast Connectivity and Worldwide LTE Coverage in a Single SKU

High-speed mobile broadband continues to enrich our daily lives with increasingly useful and entertaining applications. Whether you are streaming a movie to your tablet or doing real-time multiplayer gaming on your smartphone, incredible improvements to network speed and device technology put these capabilities at your fingertips.

Today, we introduced the Intel® XMM™ 7480, our fourth-generation LTE-Advanced modem, to support the coming wave of new mobile experiences for smartphones, tablets and PCs. The Intel XMM 7480 is designed to deliver high-quality, high-speed voice and data, as well as provide users with broad mobile coverage on cellular networks around the world.

Intel XMM 7480

Providing global mobile coverage is a great challenge. The mobile spectrum is becoming increasingly fragmented across geographic regions, making it difficult to design mobile devices that can operate around the world. As a result, device manufacturers frequently make multiple versions of their devices – called SKUs – for use in different geographic markets. But this can make both the design process and the supply chain complex and expensive, and poses a challenge for mobile operators.

We created the Intel XMM 7480 modem to simplify the design of high-performance mobile devices, tablets and PCs. The Intel XMM 7480 modem supports more simultaneous LTE bands in a single SKU than any other LTE modem – more than 33 bands. This enables OEMs to achieve worldwide mobile data coverage with just one device SKU, thereby reducing their development time and costs.

The Intel XMM 7480 is one of the industry’s first LTE modems supporting 4x carrier aggregation, with up to 80 MHz combined bandwidth. It also supports combined FDD and TDD carriers without limitations on the band combinations. These capabilities help mitigate the difficulties of spectrum fragmentation and enable mobile operators to make the best use of their mixed FDD and TDD spectrum assets.

The Intel XMM 7480 modem is both power-efficient and high-performing. The modem delivers peak download speeds of up to 600 Mbps, which makes it well-suited to the mass market LTE-Advanced services expected in the next several years. It also includes other features such as Enhanced Voice Service (EVS) to improve voice call performance.

We think the Intel XMM 7480 modem provides the mobile ecosystem with a unique combination of features to deliver amazing mobile experiences, and we look forward to customers sampling it in the second half of 2016.

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