Looks like NVIDIA is wanting a piece of the 4G LTE market. At this point to be exact, the AT&T market. Today it was announced via an NVIDIA press release that the NVIDIA Icera 410 LTE modem chipset has been validated by AT&T to be used in their devices. NVIDIA touts that this chipset will deliver “lightning-fast” web browsing, media streaming and gaming to future AT&T devices. Also noted is that we should start seeing this hardware in this year’s devices. Well AT&T, we’re halfway through 2012, let’s see if you can bring it.
Hit the break for the full press release.
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.