Marvell - a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery and Kinoma® software enabling the "Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle," today announced that Alps Electric Co., Ltd. has launched the world's smallest automotive 4G LTE high-speed data communication module, the UMDZ series, with dimensions of 28.90 × 29.80 × 4.22 mm.
Powered by Marvell's ARMADA® Mobile PXA1801 multi-mode 4G LTE modem, the Alps Electric UMDZ Series module supports 2G, 3G and 4G LTE communication protocols and worldwide deployment including Europe, North America, China and Japan. The ARMADA Mobile PXA1801 supports Category 4 data rates, achieving throughputs of up to 150 megabits-per-second (Mbps) on the downlink and 50Mbps on the uplink. The modem's flexible and efficient architecture allows fast implementation of reliable, secure and cost-effective data communication devices for automotive, smart meters, machine-to-machine, digital signage and other emerging applications. Combined with Marvell's PXA1801 4G LTE modem, the Alps' UMDZ communication module also features Marvell's PMIC components and 88RF858 RF transceiver.
"I am very pleased to see the successful launch of the world's smallest automotive 4G LTE communication module by Alps Electric. I'm very proud of our close collaboration with top global operators and key ecosystem partners in leading the industry delivering advanced in-vehicle connectivity solutions to global consumers," said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. "4G LTE is not only an important technology for smartphones and tablets but also a key enabler of many new and exciting applications such as automotive, machine-to-machine, smart home, and Internet of Things. I am very thankful to the dedicated Alps and Marvell teams for delivering this groundbreaking product to the mass market around the world."
"We are very pleased to partner with Marvell a leading global semiconductor company to launch the world's smallest automotive 4G LTE module. Marvell's innovative mobile platform is a very mature and complete solution that enabled us to develop such a premium, high performing module," said Hideo Izumi, Senior Manager of Wireless Connectivity Engineering Department M6 of Alps Electric. "We look forward to continuing our collaboration with the Marvell team."
Automotive manufacturers are increasingly seeking technology that links high-speed data communication in vehicles to the outside world. By utilizing Alps Electric's advanced communication module, automotive manufacturers can perform key functions of in-vehicle navigation systems including map updates, destination and traffic information, as well as offer high-speed data for in-vehicle entertainment, cloud and big data services, eCall, and general Internet access.
Key features of the UMDZ Series LTE Module include:
- Dimensions of 28.90 × 29.80 × 4.22 mm make it the world's smallest automotive LTE module
- Built-in multimode support for LTE (4G), as well as 2G and 3G
- Worldwide deployment including Europe, North America, China and Japan
- Module-level certification for different regions
Key features of the Marvell ARMADA Mobile PXA1801 include:
- Supports Release 9 LTE FDD/ TDD with MIMO, R8 WB-CDMA, and GSM/GPRS/EDGE
- Fully integrated platform solution validated via extensive IOT, PTCRB, GCF field testing and carrier certification
- Multi-band LTE, Multi-band WB-CDMA, Quad-band EDGE/GSM with DigRF3G/4 support
- Supports multi-radio platform capability, 3G/WLAN/BT coexistence enables support for IMS, VoIP and other advanced carrier devices
- ARM and DSP cores including a Marvell-designed ARM auxiliary core with packet processing accelerators
- L1 Instruction and Data Cache
- L2 Cache
- ITCM and DTCM
Latest News Posts
- AMD 50th anniversary Radeon VII, Ryzen 7 2700X teased
- Halo TV show will deliver character-focused storytelling
- NVIDIA's new GeForce 430.39 drivers: ready for GTX 1650
- Digital Storm teases GeForce RTX 2070 Max-P gaming laptops
- NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1650 starts at $149 and uses 75W
- Micron 9300 Series Enterprise SSD Review
- Disable DVD Drive as Boot Device
- Tesla Breaks Up With NVIDIA, Announces New Self-Driving Chip
- Intel Optane Memory H10 Hybrid SSD Preview
- What would work best for a 24/7 server type computer?
- Playrion presents its new game Airlines Manager - Tycoon 2019, world leader in airline simulation games, and announces a continued partnership with the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
- The Game Industry Conference calls for Speakers
- Fantasy Smith VR is on Steam now, come make magical weapons for the cute adventurers!
- Monster Hunter Returns to Puzzle & Dragons in Fan-Favorite Collab
- As Esports Industry Grows, Doctors Address Needs of Unique New Athletes