Qualcomm Inc on Tuesday acquainted new chips designed to interface cell phones to 5G networks that work differently around the globe.
Qualcomm is the world’s greatest provider of cell phone chips. The San Diego, California-based organization said its new X60 modem chip, alongside a new antenna chip, will be the first to total signals sent over the different frequencies utilized in the two variants of 5G networks, a feature the organization said will assist support with downloading speeds.
5G communications, which are proposed to improve data transfer speeds and associate more gadgets to the internet, are relied upon to be in wide use before the finish of 2020. Qualcomm has said it believes between 175 million and 225 million 5G smartphones will be sold in 2020.
In numerous regions, 5G networks use purported sub-6 frequencies, however in some significant markets, for example, the United States, the networks will likewise utilize “millimeter wave” frequencies to deliver faster data speeds in dense areas such as cities.
Qualcomm’s modem chips can deal with the two variants, and the organization said the X60 chip is the first to offer what is called carrier aggregation for the two sorts of 5G. Utilizing carrier aggregation, telecommunications organizations can send data over numerous bands of the wireless spectrum at once to produce quicker speeds.
Qualcomm designs chips, however, have them made by outside partners. The organization said the X60 chip will be made utilizing 5-nanometer chip technology, which makes the chips smaller and more power-efficient. Qualcomm didn’t unveil who might manufacture the chips, however, Reuters investigated Tuesday that Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd had won the orders.
Qualcomm said it would begin sending samples of the chips to its clients in the first quarter of this current year and that they would begin to appear in premium smartphones in early 2021.
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