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Nvidia announces Tegra 3+ and Tegra+LTE for Q3 this year


Yesterday in Seattle at the HTC Frequencies conference, Nvidia’s Mike Rayfield introduced an updated roadmap for the company’s budding SoC business, and there is good news.

The Tegra 3 will be updated to something dubbed Tegra 3+, though it won’t be called that in the final release, which will finally marry LTE and an upgraded Nvidia hardware design. Though he wouldn’t give any indication as to how much of an upgrade the chip would be, we can assume it will be based on the existing quad-core Cortex-A9 reference design with a few tweaks. Perhaps it will move from a 40nm to a 32nm build process, or migrate to the more desirable Cortex-A15 design.

But he also reiterated that LTE connectivity is coming to existing Tegra 3 and the new Tegra 3+ chips by Q3 of this year. His reasoning for the delay was quite candid: Qualcomm, the major manufacturer for  LTE-capable basebands, doesn’t seem to want to work with Nvidia, as the two companies compete on a number of levels in the component business. With Nvidia’s consolidation of Icera, and it’s move towards a vertically-integrated manufacturing scheme, it seems they they are poised to integrate their own LTE solution by Fall of this year, which would mean an industry less reliant on a single company for their high-speed baseband components.

After Tegra 3+, Nvidia is set to release its Tegra 4 chipset, codenamed “Wayne,” alongside its unified SoC, “Grey,” in early 2013.

Source: PCMag
Via: PocketNow

  • mattprime86

    All this talk hurts the brain of the average consumer.

    Tl;Dr better chips, faster processor and download speeds

  • RogersDealerRep

    This site is not for the uninformed.

  • Sean

    Frankly they better improve the Tegra 3 if they still expect phones to use it by Q3. And not having LTE in it big mistake… Though can they blame Qualcomm for not helping them as they also make processors.

    It will be like tegra 2 everything used it then as an alternative came then no one did. Except with Tegra 3 if it has LTE well then no Tegra 3 for you

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