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NVIDIA i500 SOFTWARE-DEFINED MODEM

Now you can connect to everything you love a whole lot faster.

The i500 lets your NVIDIA® Tegra® processor-powered mobile device connect to the Internet at super-fast 4G LTE speeds. Plus, its ultra-low power consumption maximizes battery life, so you can enjoy fast downloads and gaming on the go. But it's also backwards compatible with older 3G and 2G cellular technologies, which means you'll find a cellular connection just about anywhere.

 
 
 
The world's first mobile quad-core and dual-core CPU

KEY INNOVATIONS

  • Unique Software-Defined Radio (SDR) technology - The i500 is a future-proof platform delivering 100 Megabits per second out of the box, plus software-upgradeability to 150 Mbps LTE, carrier aggregation, and TD LTE—all on the same processor.
  • Tegra optimization - Multiple reference designs and pre-integration with NVIDIA Tegra, Android, and WinRT platforms mean manufacturers can add mobile connectivity to their Tegra-powered products and get them to market faster.
  • Truly tiny footprint - The small TE/3G modem and radio footprint enables the smallest, slimmest designs.
  • Proven LTE stack - LTE technology is already qualified on AT&T and other major operators, ensuring proven reliability. Previous generation cellular modems (Icera)
 

 

  NVIDIA i500 SPECIFICATIONS

Baseband  
LTE Cat 3/Cat 4 100-150 Mbps DL (50 Mbps UL)
FDD and TD-LTE, TMs 1-8
Carrier aggregation Dual IceLink™ interfaces for downlink CA
Up to 10 MHz+10 MHz
HSPA+ Cat 24/6 42 Mbps DL (5.7 Mbps UL)
Plus cats 6, 8, 10, 14, 18
TD-HSPA Cat 24/6 4.2 Mbps DL (2.2 Mbps UL)
Including TD-SCDMA
2G GSM, GPRS, EDGE
Up to class 12
2G/3G voice Multi mic AEC/noise reduction
AMR-WB, AMR-NB, FR, EFR, HR
LTE voice CSFB and VoLTE (IMS)
CSFB with SI tunneling, VoLTE with SRVCC
Other features IceClear™ Interference cancellation
Package 7mmx7mm package
Process 28 nm
RF  
RF Bands Single-chip multi-band FDD and TDD LTE/HSPA+/EDGE and TD-SCDMA
RX diversity Multi-band RX diversity
FDD Multi-band FDD HSPA and LTE functionality: Bands 1 – 14, 17 – 21, 24 – 26, 27, 29, 90
TDD Multi-band TDD LTE and TD-SCDMA functionality: Bands 33 - 41
Package 6.5 mmx6.5 mm package
Process 65 nm CMOS