The new Qualcomm Snapdragon modems support 5G Advanced

The new Qualcomm Snapdragon modems support 5G Advanced

Qualcomm Technologies, during a roundtable held in San Diego, announced the upcoming 5G innovations, designed to ensure wider access to the Connected Intelligent Edge and the next generation of connectivity experiences.

With the declared aim of increasingly expanding access to the new generation of 5G connection and, with it, the possibility of enjoying an ever wider range of experiences, Qualcomm Technologies has announced Snapdragon X75, X72 5G Modem-RF Systems and Qualcomm Fixed Wireless Access Platform Gen 3.

On the advent of the next generation of 5G connectivity, Durga Malladi, senior vice president, general manager, modem and cellular infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said

“ 5G Advanced will take connectivity to a whole new level, fueling the new reality of the Connected Intelligent Edge.;The Snapdragon X75 Modem-RF system demonstrates the full breadth of our global leadership in 5G, with innovations such as hardware-accelerated AI and support for upcoming 5G Advanced features, unlocking a whole new level of 5G performance and a new phase in cellular communications.”

Snapdragon X75 is Qualcomm's first sixth-generation modem-antenna solution to support 5G Advanced, the natural evolution of the current 5G system, presenting itself with a new technology, a specially developed software suite and various features specifically designed to cover the current limits of connectivity. Designed for OEMs, the proposed innovations will allow (we quote directly from the press release) to “create next-generation experiences in various segments, including smartphones, mobile broadband, automotive, computing, industrial IoT, fixed wireless access and 5G private networks.”

Snapdragon X75 presents itself to the world as the first RF-Modem system with a hardware tensor accelerator : this will allow performance AI over 2.5x better than Gen 1 and introduces Qualcomm 5G AI Suite Gen 2 which features advanced AI-powered features, including the world's first sensor-assisted mmWave beam management and Gen 2 GNSS localization based on AI.

Snapdragon X75 promises to offer superior 5G performance thanks to some interesting elements including the ability to aggregate at 10 carriers per mmWave, so as to offer ire a higher spectrum capacity , which is accompanied by a reduction in costs, hardware footprint and energy consumption . All designed to improve performance in commonly used scenarios, such as elevators, subways, airports, parking lots, mobile gaming sessions.

Qualcomm Technologies also announced Snapdragon X72 5G Modem-RF System, a 5G modem-to-antenna solution optimized for mainstream adoption of mobile broadband applications, supporting multi-Gigabit download and upload speeds.

Snapdragon X75 finds its first direct application in Qualcomm Fixed Wireless Access Platform Gen 3, the world's first fully integrated 5G Advanced-ready Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) platform with mmWave support, Sub-6 GHz. Powered by a CPU quad core processor and dedicated hardware acceleration, this new platform features a number of performance enhancements that will enable it to deliver wireless broadband with similar speeds and latency to wired cables.

According to the company , Qualcomm FWA Gen 3 will enable a wide range of applications and services for mobile operators and provide them with a way to offer fiber-like internet speeds optics wirelessly over 5G even in areas that are normally less simple to reach or manage such as rural, suburban and high-density urban communities, significantly contributing to closing the digital divide.

At the time of writing there is no shortage much to the possibility of "touching" Snapdragon X75: currently in the sampling phase, the first commercial devices are expected for the second half of 2023. We will not fail to update you when we have new information.