Spreadtrum launches SC9861G-IA, high-end LTE SoC platform at MWC

Spreadtrum Communications (“Spreadtrum”), the fabless semiconductor company with advanced technology in 2G, 3G and 4G wireless communications standards, launched its 14nm 8-core 64-bit LTE SoC platform, SC9861G-IA at the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain. Built on Intel’s 14nm foundry platform, SC9861G-IA is targeting the global mid-level and premium smartphone market and features Intel Airmont architecture with powerful mobile computing performance. SC9861G-IA has a very efficient power-management design aimed at delivering a delightful experience to smartphones users worldwide.

SC9861G-IA platform supports 5-mode (TDD-LTE / FDD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / EGG) full-band LTE Category 7 (Cat 7) communication, as well as Carrier Aggregation and TDD/FDD hybrid networking. The platform offers peak target data transmission rate of 300 Mbps downlink and 100 Mbps uplink, and the superior multimedia configurations by supporting dual cameras up to 26 megapixels with real-time rear/front camera capture/recording, refocusing, image fusion and real 3D shooting.

The platform is integrated with ultra-HD 4K2K video recording and playback with HEVC hardware encoding and decoding technology, and supports high-resolution WQXGA (2560 x 1600) displays. It features an integrated Sensor Hub for better user perception to enable new applications.

Spreadtrum’s SC9861G-IA is based on 64-bit 8-core 2.0 GHz Intel Airmont architecture, Imagination PowerVR GT7200 GPU, and developed on Intel’s advanced 14nm process technology via its comprehensive foundry services. It uses Intel® Virtualization technology to support a multi-domain security system architecture and provides security for smart devices.

“The successful launch of SC9861G-IA, Spreadtrum’s first high-end LTE chip platform based on an Intel architecture and designed on Intel Custom Foundry’s 14nm technology platform, demonstrates Spreadtrum’s prowess in technology and the breadth of its technology portfolio,” said Dr. Leo Li, Chairman and CEO of Spreadtrum. “The platform’s efficient computing performance and leading technology give our customers more possibilities when it comes to end products. Looking ahead, Spreadtrum plans to continue innovating and creating more high-end and differentiated products and services.”

“Intel and Spreadtrum are bringing together our core technology strengths and assets to deliver competitive mobile SoCs to the marketplace, addressing the demanding requirements of the latest devices. This launch is a significant milestone in our partnership with Spreadtrum. We look forward to working with Spreadtrum on additional mobile platforms,” said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.

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