PCWorld repeats a press release from chip maker Sandbridge. They say that multimode phones could use one Sandbridge chip, instead of separate baseband chips for each network. Fair enough, although established chip makers have a lock on the market.
And they claim a big advantage is that you can use C to program the chip!
Unlike most phone chips, which have to be programmed in assembly language, the SB3000 chips can be programmed in the C language–a significant advantage, according to Strauss.
“People who code in C are a lot cheaper than people who code in assembly language,” Strauss says.