Qualcomm Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System Unveiled

Qualcomm on Tuesday introduced new chips – the Snapdragon X60 5G Modem-RF System – designed to connect mobile phones to 5G networks that operate separately around the world. Qualcomm is the world’s largest supplier of mobile phone chips. The San Diego, California-based company said its new X60 modem chip, along with a new antenna chip, would be the first to aggregate signals sent at uneven frequencies used in two variants of the 5G network, a company that would help, She says. Boost download speed.

5G communication, which aims to improve data transfer speeds and connect more devices to the Internet, is expected to have widespread use by the end of 2020. Qualcomm has stated that it believes between 175 million and 225 million 5G smart phones will be sold. 2020.

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In many regions, 5G networks use so-called sub-6 frequencies, but in some major markets, such as the United States, networks will also use “millimeter wave” frequencies to provide faster data speeds in dense areas such as cities. .

Qualcomm’s modem chips can handle both variants, and the company said that the Snapdragon X60 chip is the first offering to be called carrier aggregation for both types of 5G. Using carrier aggregation, telecommunications companies can send data across multiple bands of the wireless spectrum at once to generate faster speeds.

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Qualcomm designs chips but they are manufactured by external partners. The company said that the X60 chip will be built using 5-nanometer chip technology, which makes the chips smaller and more power-efficient. Qualcomm did not disclose who would manufacture the chips, but Reuters reported on Tuesday that Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing had won the order.

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