Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced today that successful 5G data calls have been achieved that successfully combine millimeter wave (mmWave) with FDD (or sub-6GHz TDD) spectrum using dual connectivity in 5G Standalone (SA) mode.
Spectrum aggregation, including dual connectivity with mmWave and sub-6 GHz frequencies, is critical to delivering multi-gigabit speeds and the massive capacity required for a new generation of consumer and business applications. The combination of different types of radio spectrum enables 5G mobile devices to reach wireless broadband speeds even in challenging conditions such as crowded places and transit centers, and to power robust 5G fixed wireless access services in homes and small businesses.
Using the fourth generation Qualcomm® Snapdragon ™ X65 5G Modem-RF system and the Qualcomm® QTM545mmWave antenna module in a smartphone form factor device, Qualcomm Technologies engineers first developed 5G sub-6GHz FDD with 28GHz mmWave spectrum added then 5G -6GHz sub TDD with 39GHz mm wave spectrum showing the Snapdragon X65’s ability to add low / mid and high bands through key global combinations.
“As a global leader in wireless innovation, Qualcomm Technologies has pioneered 5G solutions that can scale in performance as well as global reach. These milestones combine the massive bandwidth of mmWave with coverage of FDD or TDD bands below 6 GHz, allowing consumers and businesses around the world to take full advantage of 5G networks and devices, especially in traditionally crowded spaces. and bandwidth hungry, ”said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, 4G / 5G, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
Qualcomm Technologies hit mmWave / sub-6 GHz carrier aggregation milestones during data calls on March 17, 2021. Snapdragon X65-equipped smartphone form factor devices achieved data connections with Emulation Solutions 5G Network Solutions from Keysight Technologies, demonstrating Qualcomm’s global compatibility and interoperability. 5G networks already deployed around the world.
Qualcomm Technologies has led the world in the development and commercialization of 5G millimeter waves and is already testing its 4th generation mmWave chipset for smartphones. The company’s latest 5G modem RF system, Snapdragon X65, is the world’s first to deliver top speeds of up to 10 Gbps, a hundred times faster than the first-generation 4G modems.
According to the Global Association of Mobile Device Providers, there are more than 100 commercial and pre-commercial 5G mmWave devices, ranging from phones and PCs to mobile access points, modules and consumer equipment (CPE). Most of these devices work with Snapdragon 5G Modem-RF systems.
The Snapdragon X65 antenna module and Qualcomm QTM545 mmWave are currently being tested with customers, and commercial devices are expected to launch in 2021. Visit the Snapdragon X65 and QTM545 web pages for technical details. The company’s “What’s Next in 5G” video series provides an overview of these fourth-generation mmWave solutions, including what they mean for the industry and the world.
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