Patent Number: 8,576,901

Title: Modem and method of operating a wireless device

Abstract: A modem is provided for a wireless device that is capable of providing service for at least two SIMs. The modem has at least a first set of modem components and a second set of modem components. The modem selectively reconfigures the arrangement of the plural sets of modem components. In a first configuration, the first set of modem components provides wireless connection service for a first SIM of the wireless device and the second set of modem components provides wireless connection service for a second SIM of the wireless device. This allows active wireless connections to be made on behalf of both SIMs simultaneously by the sets of modem components. In a second configuration, the first set of modem components and the second set of modem components provide wireless connection service for the first SIM.

Inventors: Tat; Nguyen Quan (Reading, GB), Geary; Stuart Ian (Fleet, GB), Ruohonen; Jari Juhani (Tampere, FI), Bishop; Andrew (Guildford, GB), Jutila; Sami (Oulu, FI), Charles; Alexander Graham (Fleet, GB), Hansen; Roy (Dragor, DK)

Assignee: Renesas Mobile Corporation

International Classification: H04B 1/38 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017