company Qualcomm Technologies announced the release of its first 5G modem. Novelty called Qualcomm Snapdragon X50. According to Qualcomm said that the presence of the modem will help manufacturers of electronics operating on OEM basis, to create devices, designed to work in cellular networks of the next generation.
Initially Snapdragon X50 can operate in the band 28 GHz millimeter wave (mmWave). It supports MIMO with beamforming and tracking beam, ensuring a reliable connection without line of sight. With a bandwidth of 800 MHz, Snapdragon X50 modem can receive data at speeds up to 5 Gb / s.
For compatibility with intermediate network modem can be used in conjunction with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with built-in Gigabit LTE modems.
The composition of Qualcomm 5G platform, in addition to the Snapdragon X50, includes transceivers mmWave SDR051 controller PMX50 power. Snapdragon X50 Study samples should be available in the second half of 2017, and the emergence of the first mass-produced products with modems Snapdragon X50 is expected within the first half of 2018.