Mobile devices today allow us to do more than just call and text one another. Technology innovations such as Rich Communication Services (RCS) is enabling an experience beyond voice and SMS – it provides instant messaging or chat, live video and file sharing across any device and on any network.
D2 Technologies is a provider of software that powers IP communications for devices used in converged communications applications and markets. Its IR.92 VoLTE software will be used to enable carrier-grade Voice- and SMS-over-LTE capability on the NVIDIA Icera (News - Alert) family of LTE multimedia data modem chipsets for mobile devices. NVIDIA and D2 also plan to collaborate on a reference design for RCS, Wi-Fi calling and IR.94 video calls that uses vPort 4G+'s advanced API for IMS features in conjunction with D2's mCUE 4G mobile client software running on NVIDIA's (News - Alert) mobile application processors.
D2’s mCUE is the most advanced IMS IP communications software solution for the Android (News - Alert) OS platform, supporting the VoLTE (IR.92), video call (IR.94) and RCS 5/e (joyn) GSMA standards to deliver IP communications features like HD voice, real-time video call, instant message, presence, SMS and VSS on 4G mobile networks. Its vPORT is a complete embedded VoIP software solution enabling OEM/ODMs and IC vendors to quickly and cost-effectively develop robust VoIP devices for consumer, enterprise and service provider networks. It is a flexible platform that supports multiple services, such as IETF SIP-based VoIP, IMS-SIP, IR.92 VoLTE, IR.94 video calling and RCS.
"Our collaboration with NVIDIA represents the next step in the commercialization of IMS-based communications in the mobile industry," said Doug Makishima, chief operating officer for D2 Technologies, in a statement. "The NVIDIA chipset for tablets and handheld devices has been tested and validated for operation on the AT&T 4G LTE network. We are pleased that an industry leader has selected our software platforms to quickly bring to market robust and optimized VoLTE and RCS enabled products."
NVIDIA invented the GPU in 1999 and provides mobile processors for super, mobile and cloud computing, used in smartphones, tablets and auto infotainment systems. NVIDIA Icera soft-modem chipsets deliver high-performance communication engines for cellular products. Their unique system architecture enables the highest user throughput and advanced modem features with the smallest footprints and the lowest costs, giving users a powerful solution for creating smaller, faster and more affordable high-technology devices.
The NVIDIA i500 LTE modem delivers fast Web browsing, video streaming and multiplayer gaming to tablets and clamshell devices. It is the second NVIDIA modem to implement 4G LTE in NVIDIA's software defined radio baseband processor. Together with its multimode radio transceiver, the chipset offers 4G LTE at category 4 data rates (up to 150 Mbps) as well as 4G HSPA+, 3G and 2G compatibility.
"NVIDIA is dedicated to delivering next-generation mobile communication services such as VoLTE and RCS to support operators as they transition legacy voice services to LTE and begin to offer rich communications services via IMS," said Steve Allpress, vice president of mobile communications software at NVIDIA. "Integrating D2's industry-leading IMS software allows us to accelerate delivery of next-generation communication solutions to mobile device OEMs."
At the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show (CES (News - Alert)), NVIDIA unveiled its NVIDIA Project SHIELD, the company’s newest Tegra 4-powered gaming console. Tegra 4 is a mobile processor that contains five core ARM (News - Alert) Cortex A15’s with four “performance cores” running at 1.9GHz while the fifth “battery saver” core runs at a lower clock speed for maximum power savings. The external LTE part of Tegra 4 is the Icera i500, which D2 Technologies helped power.
Edited by Ashley Caputo