MediaTek Adds CDMA2000 and Unveils Plans for Worldmode Mobile Chipsets
Published on: 6th Jan 2014
By: Ian Mansfield
MediaTek today announced a collaboration with VIA Telecom to integrate its CDMA2000 technology into the upcoming Worldmode mobile platforms.
The collaboration with VIA Telecom enables the next-generation MediaTek SOCs to include support for Worldmode global roaming of voice and data services across CDMA2000, LTE (TDD and FDD), DC-HSPA+, UMTS, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE networks.
MediaTek Worldmode™ SOCs will support interoperability between CDMA2000 and LTE modes for the USA and China regions, with handover for seamless switching across both networks, depending on coverage. The SOCs will also be software upgradeable to support VoLTE (Voice over LTE) once mobile network operators begin to roll out the technology.
MediaTek already uses VIA Telecom baseband processors as a discrete part in its existing mobile reference designs, and says that incorporating CDMA2000 technology into new SOC designs will reduce manufacturing costs and power consumption for mobile devices.
Samples of MediaTek Worldmode SOCs will be available in 4Q 2014 and the first commercial devices are expected in the first half of 2015.