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Powered by the ARMADA PXA986 communication processor.


An advanced, highly integrated WCDMA HSPA+ Release 7 solution that provides high performance on multimedia to enable global smartphone and tablet designs, the Marvell PXA986 platform combines dual ARM Cortex A9 application processors with low-power optimization and Marvell’s mature, proven 3G technology to enable low-cost Linux, Android, Windows Mobile handset platforms.


  • The combination of Marvell’s high-performance, low-power application processor technology, Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) / High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) / Class 12 Enhanced Data for GSM Environment (EDGE) communication support
  • A fully integrated cellular platform solution with extensive IOT, GCF, and carrier field trial testing
  • Prevents unwanted performance interactions/dependencies between AP and modem subsystems
  • The PXA986 is pin-to-pin compatible with the PXA988, the correspondent platform on TD-SCDMA, effectively reducing the costs for OEM design cycles, minimizes design resources and decreases timeto market (TTM).

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PXA986 Block Diagram Figure 1: Marvell PXA986 WCDMA HSPA+ Smartphone Platform
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