EB licenses Renesas Mobile chipset to tap public safety market

By Telecom Lead Team: EB, Elektrobit Corporation, a developer of embedded
technology solutions for automotive and wireless industries, will license
Renesas Mobile’s SP2531 multi-band chipset reference platform to provide its EB
Specialized Device Platform with LTE capabilities.

This licensed chipset supports LTE 4G, dual carrier HSPA
and 2G cellular access technologies, allowing the customer devices to connect
to many commercial 2G, 3G and 4G networks, such as LTE bands 13 and 17
networks, as well as the LTE Band 14 networks being deployed for Public Safety.

The Renesas Mobile modem technology has been deployed in
over two billion devices to date and its widespread operator acceptance will
provide EB’s customers with a significant time-to-market advantage.

“Our inclusion of a multi-band chipset like the
Renesas Mobile’s SP2531 allows us to upgrade our Specialized Device Platform,
offering the public safety market advanced LTE options, helping to future-proof
devices and ensure a fast to-market process,” said Jani Lyrintzis, vice
president Special Terminals at EB.

The EB Specialized Device Platform is targeted at markets
such as defense, public safety and homeland security. The inclusion of the LTE
triple-mode modem on one device allows public agencies to meet demands with
high levels of integration and a power-efficient implementation covering such
key use cases as browsing and streaming, while still meeting low costs and
future-proofing their devices.

“Renesas Mobile is driving widespread LTE adoption
by enabling customers to create innovative devices quickly and easily to take
advantage of the high data rates that LTE offers,” said Mika Rasinkangas,
vice president Business Development of Renesas Mobile.

Using EB’s Specialized Device Platform launched in August,
2011, military vendors can specify MIL-STD-810G mechanics for a ruggedized
Android handset, integration of a proprietary security engine or optimization
of a proprietary software application to extend the device battery life.