LG Unveil Chips For 4G Phones

Faster cellphones based on 4G wireless technology are set to become a reality soon. LG has developed the first handset modem chip based on 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology standard, a move the company says is a significant step towards creating a market-ready 4G phone.

LG’s latest 13 mm x 13 mm modem chip can theoretically support wireless download speeds of 100 megabits per second (Mbps) and upload speeds of 50 Mbps. T

“The modem chip is the most crucial component required to create a viable 4G handset with LTE technology, the leading candidate to become the fourth generation mobile phone technology standard,” said LG in a statement.

LG showed the the chip at its research lab in Korea with real world wireless download speeds of 60 Mbps and upload speeds of 20 Mbps. The fastest phones currently on the market use HSDPA technology and download at a maximum speed of 7.6 Mbps, said LG.

That means with LTE technology, users can download a 700 MB movie file in less than one minute at the theoretical speed of 100 Mbps. LTE technology would also allow consumers to simultaneously stream four HD movies without any buffering, said the company.

Expect the first LTE mobile phones to hit the market in 2010.

Courtesy: wired.com


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