Qualcomm at the Qualcomm 5G Summit today announced new capabilities and milestones for the Snapdragon X70 5G Modem-RF System after it was announced at the MWC a couple of months back. The company’s fifth-generation 5G modem-to-antenna solution uses world’s first 5G AI processor in a modem-RF system to achieve 10 Gigabit 5G downloads, low latency, coverage, and power efficiency.
New features and achievements facilitated by the upgradable architecture of Snapdragon X70 include:
- Qualcomm Smart Transmit 3.0 technology, an upgraded system-level feature licensed by Qualcomm Technologies now extends support to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth transmit power management. It enables real-time averaging of transmit power across 2G-5G, mmWave, Wi-Fi (2.4GHz 6/6E/7), and Bluetooth (2.4) radios to superior radio performance.
- Smart Transmit 3.0 extends 5G coverage and improve uplink speeds, optimizing transmissions across cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas. Smart Transmit 3.0 helps devices smartly manage transmit power, allowing users to enjoy faster, more reliable connectivity.
Qualcomm said that it is the world’s first 5G standalone mmWave connection, with peak speeds of more than 8 Gbps. This is achieved using Keysight’s 5G Protocol R&D Toolset with a test 5G device powered by Snapdragon X70 at Qualcomm Technologies’ 5G Integration and Test labs in San Diego.
At the Qualcomm 5G Summit, the company also demonstrated other Snapdragon X70 capabilities, such as AI-enhanced 5G performance, and 5G sub-6 GHz carrier aggregation across three TDD channels – delivering up to 6 Gbps peak download speeds.
Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon X70 is currently sampling to OEMs, and the mobile devices based on the modem are expected to launch by late 2022.
Commenting on this, Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, cellular modems and infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said:
Snapdragon X70 gives operators the ability to deliver extreme 5G capacity, multi-Gigabit data speeds, and new use cases across devices from smartphones to laptops, fixed wireless access equipment, industrial machines, and more. We look forward to working with industry leaders to advance 5G to power best-in-class connectivity experiences at the connected intelligent edge and transform industries across consumer, enterprise and industrial settings.