Spreadtrum Communications has launched its 14nm 8-core 64-bit LTE SoC platform, SC9861G-IA at the 2017 Mobile World Congress (MWC). Built on Intel’s 14nm foundry platform, SC9861G-IA is designed for mid-level and premium smartphones.
SC9861G-IA platform supports 5-mode (TDD-LTE / FDD-LTE / TD-SCDMA / WCDMA / EGG) full-band LTE Category 7 (Cat 7) communication, as well as Carrier Aggregation and TDD/FDD hybrid networking. The platform offers peak target data transmission rate of 300 Mbps downlink and 100 Mbps uplink, and the superior multimedia configurations by supporting dual cameras up to 26 megapixels with real-time rear/front camera capture/recording, refocusing, image fusion and real 3D shooting.
The platform is integrated with ultra-HD 4K2K video recording and playback with HEVC hardware encoding and decoding technology, and supports high-resolution WQXGA (2560 x 1600) displays. It features an integrated Sensor Hub for better user perception to enable new applications.
Spreadtrum’s SC9861G-IA is based on 64-bit 8-core 2.0 GHz Intel Airmont architecture, Imagination PowerVR GT7200 GPU, and developed on Intel’s advanced 14nm process technology via its comprehensive foundry services. It uses Intel Virtualization technology to support a multi-domain security system architecture and provides security for smart devices.
“Intel and Spreadtrum are bringing together our core technology strengths and assets to deliver competitive mobile SoCs to the marketplace, addressing the demanding requirements of the latest devices. This launch is a significant milestone in our partnership with Spreadtrum. We look forward to working with Spreadtrum on additional mobile platforms,” said Brian Krzanich, CEO of Intel.
Spreadtrum SC9861G-IA is scheduled to go into mass production in the second quarter of 2017.