Qualcomm just launched its first 5G modem, the Snapdragon X65. This will the first modem in the world to provide up to 10Gbps of wireless speed.
In addition, the modem also features compatibility with the 5G Release 16 specification, which makes the high download speed possible. The modem also comes with an upgradable platform that can support new features via software further down the line.
While the modem is designed for a tiny 4nm manufacturing process. It supports mmWave-sub6 aggregation with up to 10 100MHz carriers. Along with it, the modem also comes with Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS), 2×2 MIMO mmWave, and 4×4 MIMO sub-6GHz, as well as new support for n259, n70, and n53 mmWave bands.
With all the additional band support and increased number of concurrent carriers running at once makes the Snapdragon X65 modem hit its 10Gbps peak capabilities. In addition to this, the modem includes the new power-saving functions, PowerSave 2.0. This in fact is built upon the 3GPP Release 16 Connected-Mode Wake-Up Signal technology. it should effectively help attery-powered devices last longer while downloading at peak speeds.
Meanwhile, the Snapdragon X65 modem is accompanied by the new Qualcomm 545 mmWave Antenna Module. Since it has the same footprint as the previous generation module, devices won’t need much alteration to support these new technologies.
This new modem is designed for smartphone, tablet, PC, and mobile hotspot gadgets. Not only the modem can also be used in wireless access products, industrial IoT, and private 5G networks.
As for the plans of the company, CEO-elect Cristiano Amon says, “We are reaching a significant milestone with the Snapdragon X65 5G Modem-RF System, unleashing connectivity up to 10 Gigabits per second and support for the latest 5G specifications that will play a critical role in enabling new 5G use cases not only for redefined premium smartphone experiences but also opening a new realm of possibilities for 5G expansion across mobile broadband, compute, XR, industrial IoT, 5G private networks and fixed wireless access”
via - Android Authority