When you’re out and about, you want to be connected. Whether that means with your cell phone, or your netbook or laptop, having that connected feeling makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. That’s not just us, right? If it is you, then Gobi is definitely one of those chipsets that you owe your happiness too. Just as we’ve mentioned in the past, the Gobi mobile technology is designed to keep you connected at all times, and that also means without a care in the world for how you achieve that connection. Qualcomm has unveiled their roadmap for their Gobi connectivity technologies, and we’re pretty sure they’ve covered all their bases. Probably more than they needed, actually.
Qualcomm is taking the necessary steps to make sure that their connectivity chipsets can handle all the necessary wireless connections available. The list includes: CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B, HSPA+, dual-carrier HSPA+, and LTE. The chips also include integrated backwards compatibility to “fall back” on HSPA and EV-Do when necessary. And, while the chips have been utilized as an embedded module since pretty much day one, Qualcomm is prepared to take the Gobi technology to a whole new market. USB modems, eReaders, gaming devices, and M2M commercial applications are all on tap.
Qualcomm has a literal squadron of chips in preparation for all your connection needs, with most of them highlighting one, or two connection types. However, as you climb the latter of connectivity, you’ll reach Qualcomm’s MDM9600, which supports all of those connection types in one chip. Which, if we were able to get on one of our netbooks, we’d be able to rule the world. Okay, okay, maybe not, but at least it would move us one step in the right direction.