Samsung and Qualcomm announced a new partnership within 5G cell development. Technical giants said Tuesday they would start working together…
Samsung and Qualcomm announced a new partnership within 5G cell development.
Technical giants said Tuesday they would start working together to create 5G small cells for commercial applications, which will “open the door for massive 5G network speed, capacity, coverage and extremely low latency.”
Small cells are radio equipment and antennas which can be placed on structures such as streetlights, sides of buildings or poles.
This type of equipment serves as building blocks in 5G networks by connecting within a short distance of each other ̵
1; as compared to potentially intermittent telepools – to enhance network capacity and data transfer at high speeds.
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5G New Radio (NR) is a new Qualcomm standard for mobile broadband. The company says that “given the propagation properties of higher frequencies in Part 6 and mmWave bands that will be used in 5G NR networks, small cell solutions are needed to support delivery of unified 5G experiences, especially indoors where most data is consumed.”
Samsung has agreed to develop small cell solutions that will serve as the backbone of future 5G NR deployments.
The South Korean company solution will use Qualcomm’s FSM100xx 10nm small cell product. Announced in May, the mobile product will allow Samsung to utilize both the sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum.
Sampling is expected to begin in 2020.
“Small cells are the perfect vehicle for delivering on potential 5G user experiences,” said Irvind Ghai, Vice Product Manager at Qualcomm. “We are very pleased to enable an industry leader like Samsung to commercialize 5G small cells and deliver on the promise of increased performance, flexibility for deployment and cost-effectiveness.”
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In related news, the tech giant also announced a new set of 5G NR millimeter wave (mmWave) antenna modules used in mobile devices.
The updated equipment is 25 percent less than the first QTM052 modules and is expected to provide “more freedom and flexibility” to its suppliers in its 5G mmWave design.
Qualcomm has also recently announced Snapdragon 675 mobile platform. The chipset has been designed with artificial intelligence (AI), games, speed and camera capabilities in mind.
The platform can support mobile device sports cameras that implement 5x optical zoom and 25 megapixel images, bokeh effects, and 4K video capture.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 features a 4th generation 2.0 GHz Kryo CPU, Adreno GPU, Hexagon DSP, 3rd Generation Qualcomm AI Engine, Snapdragon X12 Modem and 2nd Gen Qualcomm Spectra ISP.