Spreadtrum claims industry's first 40-nm 2.5G baseband chip

April 30, 2012 // By Jean-Pierre Joosting
Spreadtrum Communications, a fabless semiconductor provider in China, has announced commercial availability of the SC6530, claimed to be the industry's first 2.5G baseband designed in 40-nm CMOS silicon.

The SC6530, in addition to its 40-nm design, is the first 2.5G product from Spreadtrum to integrate its leading-edge baseband and RF transceiver technology into a single-chip, simplifying design and reducing overall solution footprint. The chip incorporates an ARM9 processor for high performance on a low-cost platform, and supports quad-band GSM/GPRS, triple-SIM function, HVGA display, H.264 decode and integrates an audio PA.

The SC6530 couples its advances in performance, cost and integration with Spreadtrum's mature, proven turnkey software.