GENEVA--(Marketwire - Feb 20, 2013) - L8580 is the fastest, coolest, integrated
Application Processor and LTE Advanced Modem platform based on 28nm FD-SOI
Next week at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona,
ST-Ericsson, a world leader in wireless platforms and semiconductors, will
NovaThor™ L8580 integrated smartphone platform with a 3Ghz eQuad™
application processor and a multimode LTE Advanced modem supporting Carrier
Aggregation. By demonstrating the L8580 at this speed, ST-Ericsson is
the world's fastest smartphone processor and validating the company as an
innovator in the wireless market.
"Our next-generation NovaThor platform is creating a disruption for the
industry by combining some of the most advanced technologies on the market,
including STMicroelectronics' 28nm FD-SOI process technology, to deliver a
industry breakthrough in terms of speed, power consumption and overall
performance," said Didier Lamouche, President and CEO of ST-Ericsson. "We
focused on innovation for real world use cases and delivered a ModAp that
applications run significantly faster - up to 35% faster CPU while GPU and
multimedia accelerators run 20% faster. With the NovaThor L8580,
bringing speeds normally reserved for the PC market to mobile devices."
The initial commercial version of the NovaThor L8580 integrates an eQuad
processor based on ARM Cortex-A9's, a powerful Imagination PowerVR™
GPU running at 600Mhz and an advanced multimode LTE modem supporting
Aggregation on a single 28nm FD-SOI die.
The NovaThor L8580 supports 3GPP Release 10, LTE category 4, with downlink
speeds up to 150Mbps. It supports LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, HSPA+, GSM and TD-SCDMA
the same chipset as well as VoLTE and HD voice. With up to 17 bands in the
device and a single radio for Carrier Aggregation the L8580 addresses
manufacturers' needs for a simple and cost effective solution to build
LTE smartphones with the smallest number of manufacturing variants.
"In addition to speed and multiband support, the NovaThor L8580 consumes
less power than rival architectures at comparable high frequencies. And
not least, the L8580's ground breaking 0.6V low power mode consumes 50%
power at 1GHz redefining the active standby experience for users of mobile
devices while adding hours of battery life," continued Lamouche. "All of
factors highlight the innovation and product differentiation that
can now deliver to its customers."
The complete platform includes outstanding multimedia performance and
pre-integrated connectivity with support for Bluetooth™, GNSS (GPS+
WLAN, WiFi Direct™, Miracast™ and NFC. With ST-Ericsson's
solutions, CG2905 and CW1260, the platform comes optimized for wireless
co-existence and low power consumption.
The NovaThor L8580 is pin-to-pin and Software compatible with ST-Ericsson's
first generation NovaThor LTE multimode platform the L8540.
The NovaThor L8580 will be demoed at Mobile World Congress in the
Public Booth in Hall 7 (#E111) and, by appointment only, in our Private
in Hall 2 (#D90).
ST-Ericsson is a world leader in developing and delivering a complete
of innovative mobile platforms and cutting-edge wireless semiconductor
across the broad spectrum of mobile technologies. ST-Ericsson was
a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM) and Ericsson
(NASDAQ: ERIC) in February 2009, with headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
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