Looks like we’ll finally be able to use some Tegra 3 packing smartphones here in the United States without having to give up our beloved 4G LTE. Nvidia’s Icera 410 LTE modem has just been validated by AT&T to work on its network supporting their version of Long Term Evolution, HSPA+, and good old 2G. I don’t know about you, but this news has me excited because it means that we’ll finally be able to get in on the quad-core fun like everyone else (outside the U.S.) has been for months now. Expect to start seeing some AT&T Tegra 3 devices later this year. For more information, see the press release below.
NVIDIA Icera Modem Chipset Validated on AT&T LTE Network
SANTA CLARA, CA — (Marketwire) — 05/24/2012 — NVIDIA today announced that the NVIDIA® Icera® 410 LTE multimode data modem chipset for tablets and clamshell devices has been tested and validated for operation on the AT&T 4G LTE network.
AT&T qualification tests help ensure that product manufacturers can confidently select chipsets that integrate with connected devices and can quickly achieve final product qualification.
“Validation with AT&T is an achievement that paves the way for NVIDIA Icera-powered LTE devices on the AT&T network through this year and next,” said Stan Boland, senior vice president of Mobile Communications at NVIDIA.
The NVIDIA Icera 410 LTE modem delivers lightning-fast web browsing, video streaming and multiplayer gaming to tablets and clamshell devices. It is the first Icera modem to implement 4G LTE in NVIDIA’s software defined radio baseband processor. Together with its multimode radio transceiver, the chipset offers 4G LTE at category 2 data rates (up to 50 Mbps) as well as 4G HSPA+, 3G and 2G compatibility.