The CTIA (News - Alert) Wireless 2012 event is still in full swing down in New Orleans, and it's moving right along thanks to D2 Technologies and GCT Semiconductor, who brought out their new reference solution for 4G VoLTE.
They're currently demonstrating a line of mobile reference solutions, combining the mCUE 4G from D2 with the GDM7240 from GCT, which provides an overall solution that supports a variety of LTE frequency band classes, as well as bandwidths, and allows for a variety of devices--the mCUE 4G is actually optimized for Android (News - Alert)--to operate in 4G environments complete with all the functions that would normally be expected, including Rich Communications Suite video calling as well as the increasingly popular Voice over LTE (News - Alert) calling concept.
Such a solution is said to allow manufacturers to be able to bring a wider set of options to their devices, especially by Doug Makishima (News - Alert), D2 Technologies' chief operating officer and a speaker at the CTIA Wireless event. Makishima further went on to detail the possibilities of using the new solution in the field, which he described as "a turnkey solution that delivers HD voice and real time video calls...with one of the industry's smallest footprints". Makishima also praised the system's low overall power consumption, which is deeply important to mobile device users, while also providing the all too necessary speed and power that users want.
Praise for the device in equal measure came from D2's partner in the venture, GCT Semiconductor (News - Alert) Inc. President and chief executive officer, Dr. Kyeongho Lee hailed the sped-up time to market for VoLTE-capable devices that their system represented.
And the D2 Technologies / GCT Semiconductor coalition has even set up a demonstration for their new solution, showing the solution at work with a tablet powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, otherwise known as a "Kal-El" chip, at their exhibition space.
While it would have been nice to see them run these tests with more last-generation hardware--stuff more in line with what the public already has rather than what they'll need to get in order to have this-- they are demonstrating not only the system itself, but what the OEMs will be able to build with it. So it's more appropriate to use current hardware in the demonstration to get the fullest sense of what could be built down the line thanks to the new technology.
For those wanting to see the new solution in action, they'll be showing it at the Rohde & Schwarz exhibition space, Booth 2651. And it's likely to be a pretty impressive look at some major new technology, possibly what users will have available in another generation or two of hardware.
Edited by Brooke Neuman