Renesas Electronics and Renesas Mobile Announce New LTE Triple-Mode Modem Platform, the SP2531

Dusseldorf, (PresseBox) - Renesas Electronics and its subsidiary, Renesas Mobile Corporation, an innovative supplier of advanced cellular semiconductor solutions and platforms, today announced the availability of its LTE triple-mode modem platform, the SP2531. The new platform integrates a single-chip triple-mode modem baseband processor that supports LTE/HSPA+/GSM, RF transceiver ICs, high power amplifiers, power management devices and related software.

The platform is Renesas Mobile's first modem product integrating technologies from Renesas Electronics and the latest generation of the advanced modem technology developed by the former Nokia Corporation's Wireless Modem team, which was acquired in November 2010. This wealth of experience brings the company's customers the widespread operator acceptance and tailored field support capabilities that were inherited from Nokia along with its best-in-class modem throughput.

The LTE triple-mode modem platform is targeted at the convergence market which demands high performance, high levels of integration and a power-efficient implementation covering such key use cases as browsing and streaming. It also supports TD-LTE and FDD-LTE cat 3 (100Mbps downlink (DL) / 50Mbps uplink (UL)) along with HSPA+ features such as DC-HSDPA cat 24 and HSUPA cat 7 giving 3G data rates of 42Mbps (DL) /11.5Mbps (UL) respectively with global coverage through its unique RF design.

The LTE triple-mode modem platform comes with extensive support for all the major mobile OS's including Android(TM) , MeeGo(TM) and Symbian(TM) as well as Linux(TM) and Windows Mobile(TM) on PCs. This allows easy integration as an embedded modem, including standalone, or as a companion to an applications processor in high-end smartphones or tablet devices.

"We are excited to be releasing our first platform developed with a combination of technologies from both Nokia and Renesas Electronics," said Jean-Marie Rolland, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Renesas Mobile Corporation. "Our aim is to become the leading supplier in the rapidly growing LTE market to enable a society connecting everything everywhere".

The platform comes with world class support from design through to production. Utilizing the system and production expertise of Renesas Mobile's in-house, world-renowned modem team enables customers to significantly reduce development time, and more importantly production tuning and test time, as well as enter the market swiftly.

Availability

The triple-mode modem platform will be available for sampling in March 2011 as a reference design and comes complete with consulting services to enable rapid time to production. Mass production is expected to start in late 2011.

About Renesas Mobile Corporation

Renesas Mobile Corporation (RMC) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) and offers advanced and innovative products and services for mobile phones, car infotainment solutions, consumer electronics and industrial applications. Renesas Mobile's mission is to develop, productize and deliver communications centric semiconductor chipsets and complete hardware and software platforms built on these chipsets to meet the needs of our customers in these markets. Renesas Mobile provides complete cellular chipset platform solutions including powerful application processors, leadership and industry reference cellular modems, highly integrated radio frequency devices and intelligent power management solutions. Renesas Mobile offers our customer complete system and software expertise to develop flagship devices more rapidly.

More information can be found at www.renesasmobile.com.

Renesas Electronics Europe

Renesas Electronics Europe with its Business Operations Centre located in Dusseldorf, Germany, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one supplier of microcontrollers and a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of analog and power devices. Renesas Electronics' European structure is comprised of five dedicated business groups serving the region's key markets: automotive, communications & consumer, industrial, secure MCU applications, and mobile platforms. The business groups are supported by the Engineering Group, which itself includes the Engineering Design Centre; the European Quality Centre that provides technical support to local customers in Europe; and the European Technology Centre to design leading-edge products specifically for the European market. Further information about Renesas Electronics Europe can be found at: www.renesas.eu.

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