Lava Selects Broadcom Quad-Core HSPA+ Turnkey Platform

Broadcom Corporation which is amongst the top guns in the industry for providing semiconductor solutions for wired as well as wireless communication has just announced that Lava International Limited (popularly known as Lava) will be using its quad core HSPA+  turnkey platform for the recently launched QPAD e704 tablet.

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Under the hood is Broadcom’s 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, RF transceiver, power management IC, connectivity combo chip and multi-constellation GNSS location chip. This has enabled the company to produce a tablet that is high on features and connectivity and does not burn a hole in the buyer’s pocket as well. Broadcom’s turnkey connectivity platform optimises power consumption to a great extent in the tablet which results in an increased battery life in terms of standby and run time.

Lava has chosen to power a slew of its devices from Broadcomm chips which includes its tablets, feature phones and smartphones. The country’s tablet sales are on the rise these days as more and more people are opting for them and this comes across as an opportunity to widen base for Broadcomm as well as Lava.

“Tablet sales in emerging markets such as India are driving continued demand for our affordable turnkey connectivity platform solutions. By combining our powerful quad-core solution and leading connectivity suite, leading OEMs like Lava are changing the landscape of India’s tablet market by meeting consumer demand for advanced features at an affordable price,” said Rafael Sotomayor, Broadcom Vice President, Mobile Platform Solutions.

Key Features of the Broadcom Turnkey Platform

BCM23550 HSPA+ 1.2-GHz quad-core processor

  • Provides better computing power at an affordable price point
  • VideoCore® GPU with multimedia support for an immersive multimedia experience
  • Low power Dual SIM / Dual Standby to enable simultaneous monitoring of 2 separate networks

RF Transceiver

  • Highly integrated RF cellular transceiver for multi-mode (EDGE/GPRS/GSM® and WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA) and multi-band (850/900/1800/1900/2100 MHz) applications
  • Power Management IC
  • Two fully integrated, programmable, step-down switching regulators with overcurrent and overvoltage protection
  • Six high-performance programmable Low Dropout (LDO) regulators with overcurrent protection
  • Connectivity Combo Chip
  • Dual-band 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Single-stream IEEE 802.11n support for 20 MHz and 40 MHz channels provides PHY layer rates up to 150 Mbps for typical upper-layer throughput in excess of 90 Mbps

Multi-constellation GNSS Location Chip

  • Multi-constellation capability collects data from four satellite constellations
  • Faster signal searches and more accurate real-time navigation

And here are the key specifications of the  QPAD e704 tablet:

Key Specs

Model Lava QPAD e704
Display 7 inch, 1024×600
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Camera 3.2 MP/ VGA
Battery 3,500 mAh
Price Rs 9,999