NVIDIA i500 Soft Modem Hustles 1.2 Trillion IOPS

NVIDIA's $370 million purchase of baseband technology-maker Icera is paying off in a big way, with the company announcing the i500 soft modem chip. Designed with a die-area that's at least 40 percent smaller than other baseband chips, the i500 is capable of pushing a staggering 1.2 trillion operations per second. Since it's a soft modem, it's completely reprogrammable to work with newer network technologies. Hypothetically, the chip should keep NVIDIA ready for networks that push terabits of information around to consumer devices.

Topics NVIDIA, Tegra 4, Icera, Baseband, i500