Qualcomm is updating 4G technology to its Gobi laptop modems and expanding its chip offerings that support 3G technologies.
The San Diego-based company announced at CTIA in Las Vegas that it will add, for the first time, LTE, or Long Term Evolution 4G technology to the roster of 3G technologies that the Gobi modem supports. 4G technology is expected to offer much greater data throughput than current 3G technologies.
Chipsets now available that support the Gobi API include:
MDM6600: HSPA+ data rates of up to 14.4 Mbps and CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A/Rev. B.
MDM8220: dual-carrier HSPA+ for data rates of up to 42 Mbps.
MDM9200: LTE data rates of up to 100 Mbps, backward compatibility to dual-carrier HSPA+
MDM9600: LTE data rates of up to 100 Mbps, backward compatibility to dual-carrier HSPA+ and EV-DO Rev. A/Rev. B