SAN JOSE, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — September 12, 2018 — GCT® Semiconductor, a leading designer and supplier of advanced 4G mobile semiconductor solutions, today announced that GCT’s LTE IoT chip GDM7243i has been certified by Verizon and accepted into their portfolio of approved Cat-M1 chips. This approval allows for shorter certification and design time, enabling easier, faster and cheaper integration into IoT devices on Verizon’s LTE Cat-M1 network.
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GCT Semiconductor's Multimode Cat-M1 IoT Chip Certified for Use on Verizon 4G LTE Cat-M1 Network (Graphic: Business Wire)
GCT’s GDM7243i is a fully integrated multimode and feature-rich Cat-M1 baseband + RF chip that supports Verizon’s Cat-M1 network. This multi-band solution also supports an additional 15 other LTE bands, thus allowing for a maximum range of commercial device market deployment possibilities.
“We are pleased to be working closely with Verizon to achieve this significant milestone that will accelerate integration of our IoT chip into IoT devices for the Verizon network,” says Alex Sum, vice president of sales and marketing at GCT Semiconductor, Inc. “GCT continues to focus on customer demand for IoT value added features and has integrated many features into GDM7243i such as GPS engine, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2, CAN interface and VoLTE.”
GCT currently offers a GDM7243i Development Kit with tools to fast track the Verizon LTE Cat-M1 modem integration. GCT is working with several leading module vendors worldwide that quote and supply GDM7243i-based modules for commercial deployments.
About GCT Semiconductor, Inc.
GCT Semiconductor is a leading fabless designer and supplier of advanced 4G and 5G LTE semiconductor solutions. GCT’s market-proven LTE solutions have enabled fast and reliable LTE connectivity to numerous commercial devices such as smartphones, tablets, hotspots, USB dongles, routers, M2M applications, etc., for the world’s top LTE carriers. GCT also offers a new LTE solution optimized for the Internet of Things (IoT). GCT’s system-on-chip solutions integrate radio frequency, baseband modem and digital signal processing functions, therefore offering complete 4G platform solutions with small form factors, low power consumption, high performance, high reliability and cost effectiveness. For more information, visit www.gctsemi.com
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