Qualcomm Technology, Inc. today unveiled the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, a fourth-generation 5G router solution. It is the first 10 Gigabit 5G and the first 3 GPP release 16 modem-RF system in the world, currently being sampled by OEMs and planned for commercial product release in 2021.
“As mobile technology is perfectly positioned to benefit virtually every industry, the 5G transition offers Qualcomm the greatest opportunity,” said Cristiano Amon, president and CEO-elect of Qualcomm.
The new Snapdragon X65 5G modem is a futuristic revolution .The fourth-gen modem, a direct sequel to last year’s Snapdragon X60, promises slightly higher peak download speeds. In the downlink, Qualcomm advertises up to 10 Gbps, making it the first modem-RF system to achieve such speeds.
The device is built on a 4nm process and facilitates seamless functional components between both sub-6GHz and mmWave bands. The Snapdragon X65 also offers an expandable architecture, making it easy to offer new features proposed in 3GPP’s Release 16 to be easily rolled out with software updates.
The company claims the Snapdragon X65 modem can power a range of product lines, including tablets, PCs, mobile hotspots, automotive IoT, wired wireless connectivity, and private networks.
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