The chip, the SQN3010, will be delivered to China Mobile. China Mobile is going to demonstrate the world’s first TD-LTE demo network at the Shanghai World Expo 2010. That starts in May.
Sequans said the SQN3010 is a baseband system on a chip (SoC) complying with the 3GPP R8 standard, and giving UE category 3 throughput of 100Mbps using a 20MHz channel.
Alcatel-Lucent will provide TD-LTE units to other operators in Asia, said Sequans, including a 2.5-2.6GHz band model.
Sequans also makes a mobile WiMAX chip with the eciting cognomen of the SQN1210.