Nokia, Infineon announce LTE R&D partnership

Nokia announced an R&D partnership with Infineon Technologies to ensure its LTE baseband modem technologies work with Infineon's RF chipsets.

According to Nokia, engineers from the two firms will cooperatively develop RF transceivers for use in LTE products that could lead to systems delivering 1 Gbit/s data transfer rates. The project will involve R&D teams working to develop a technology reference platform. Infineon would not commit as to when the 1Gbit/s wireless data rate would be achieved or when the Infineon-Nokia verification platform would be demonstrated.

However, Nokia indicated the joint work would incorporate an open interface to enable a fast roll out of HSPA and LTE networks, and the company confirmed it would be prepared to license the new baseband modem design.

For more:
- see this EE Times article

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