WiMax & LTE: Together On One Chip At Last

Posted: Feb 18 2010, 12:12pm CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:35pm CDT, in News | Hot Gadgets


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Everyone, let's give it up for Beceem. The company just sent out a press release announcing that they have finally succeeded in creating a chip that can support both LTE and WiMax. This BCS500 4G chip supports 16e and 16m, as well as UE Class 4 LTE capabilities. This chip will be able to switch smoothly from 4G to LTE, depending on which gives the better signal at the time.

Engadget says that it is likely to be a while before this chip makes its way in to any mainstream products. They're probably right, but that doesn't make this any less exciting. The days of 3G-only mobile Internet connections are coming to an end. In just a year or two more, we'll really be cooking with gas.

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The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
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