TD-SCDMA Leadership

Marvell's single chip solution drives adoption of China's TD standard.

PXA920/920H Communication Processor

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With the explosive deployment of the TD-SCDMA cellular standard in China, the demand for full-feature, mass market smartphones is following suit. To address this growing need Marvell offers the PXA920 family, an advanced, highly integrated 3G platform with TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE communication support designed for multimedia-centric handsets.

Combining an advanced, high-performance, low-power Marvell application processor with Marvell's proven 3G technology, the PXA920 family of communications processors enables high-performance web browsing, streaming video, 3D gaming, and other popular mobile phone features. With support for Linux/Android, and other major mobile operating systems, the PXA920 family is designed to deliver high-quality, thin-and-light smartphones at attractive price points.

Marvell stole a march on rivals for the Chinese handset market three years ago... Now it is enjoying some of the fruits of its head start in Chinese 3G...[Marvell's] PXA920 chipset integrates an app processor and baseband and is the first single chip offering for the Chinese 3G standard. Rethink Wireless

Key Benefits

  • The industry's first single-chip TD-SCDMA solutions, featuring a modem with dedicated RISC and DSP cores, and an application processor with ARMv5 core supporting up to 1.0 GHz.
  • A fully integrated cellular platform solution: Integrated 3G modem and protocol stacks are compliant with the world's leading carrier requirements. 3G/WLAN/BT coexistence enables support for IMS, VoIP, and other advanced carrier services.
  • Comprehensive multimedia features, including video capture and HD 720p video playback, high-performance 3D graphics processing, and low-power audio playback.

PXA 920 Block Diagram

Block Diagram Figure 1: Marvell PXA920H Smartphone Platform.

Product Documentation

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Featured White Paper

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TD-SCDMA and China 3G: Read how TD-SCDMA is gaining momentum and why OEMs should jump into this market opportunity now.

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