To boost multimedia performance, ST-Ericsson’s NovaThor L8540 LTE/HSPA+/TD-HSPA-enabled smart-phone platform integrates a 1.85-GHz, dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 application processor and an LTE/HSPA+/TD-HSPA modem on a 28-nm die. It also packs an Imagination PowerVR SGX544 GPU running at 500 MHz. Attributed to an ultra-low-voltage operating mode, the NovaThor L8540 extends battery life for typical smart-phone usage by 30%. It supports 1080p video encoding and playback at 60 fps, 1080p 3D camcorder functionality, displays up to WUXGA (1920x1200) at 60 fps, and support for cameras up to 20 Mpixels. Other features include support for Bluetooth, GNSS (GPS+ GLONASS), FM, WLAN, Wi-Fi Direct, NFC, and up to eight LTE/HSPA/TD-SCDMA/GSM bands.