Qualcomm launches the 5G Snapdragon X55 modem with speeds as much as 7Gbps
Two years after Qualcomm launched Snapdragon X50, the firm’s first-generation modem with 5G connectivity, the chipmaker has now unveiled the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 – its 7Gbps 5G modem.
“Qualcomm Technologies is spearheading the first wave of 5G launches with our first generation 5G mobile platform. With significant evolution in capabilities and performance, our second generation commercial 5G modem is a true testament to the maturity and leadership of our 5G technology. We expect our 5G platform to accelerate 5G commercial momentum and power virtually all 5G launches in 2019 while significantly expanding the global 5G rollout footprint,” mentioned Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm Incorporated.
The Snapdragon X55 is the world’s first 7 gigabits per second (Gbps) 5G modem and a successor to the world’s first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X50. The new modem can obtain obtain speeds as much as 7 Gbps on the 5G community and add pace as much as 3 Gbps. It additionally helps 5G New Radio (NR) mmWave (high-bandwidth) and sub-6GHz (higher protection) spectrum bands. Further, it’s a absolutely built-in modem, which is able to supporting all current community applied sciences equivalent to 2G, 3G, 4G, and 5G.
Another benefit of the Snapdragon X55 is that it permits the spectrum of 4G and 5G indicators to be shared, which is essential throughout the transition interval. It will use Qualcomm’s second-generation antennas, which are lower than 8mm thick.
Further, the Snapdragon X55 helps the Category 22 LTE customary in 4G community. This permits it to attain most obtain speeds as much as 2.5Gbps, and add as much as 316Mbps on the 4G community. The Snapdragon X55 additionally options Full Dimensional MIMO (FD-MIMO) for LTE.
Developed with a 7nm course of, the new modem is appropriate with FDD, TDD, SA (standalone) and NSA (non-standalone) networks in the 5G spectrum. While the Snapdragon X55 is appropriate for every type of cellular units, it can be appropriate with linked PCs, laptops, tablets, fastened wi-fi entry factors, prolonged actuality units, and automotive functions.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 modem is predicted to be accessible to prospects by the finish of the yr.