10 April 2019
Chip maker Qualcomm has announced the industry’s first mobile platform with integrated 5G at the Mobile world congress 2019. Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Mobile Platform with 5G integrated into a System-on-Chip (SoC) will help the company build on its 5G leadership with the Snapdragon X50 and X55 5G modems and RF front-end (RFFE) solutions. Qualcomm stated that OEMs will be able to utilize the investments made on the Snapdragon X50 and X55 modems to accelerate commercialization of 5G.
The new integrated mobile platform will be the first of its kind and will provide a roadmap for software-compatible 5G mobile platforms as well as take advantage of the newly announced second-generation 5G mmWave antenna module and sub-6 GHz RFFE components and modules. The technology will enable device makers to quickly and cost-effectively develop 5G smartphones for virtually any 5G network across the world.
“Our R&D and leading mobile platforms enable phone manufacturers to innovate and scale groundbreaking products globally,” said Cristiano Amon, president, Qualcomm Incorporated. “The integration of our breakthrough 5G multimode modem and application processing technologies into a single SoC is a major step in making 5G more widely available across regions and tiers following the wave of flagship 5G devices from the more than 20 OEMs and 20 mobile operators who have committed to launching 5G networks and mobile handsets based on our 5G modems this year.”
Qualcomm’s new integrated Snapdragon 5G mobile platform will be available to customers in the second quarter of 2019, and the commercial devices on the tech are expected to be launched in the first half of 2020.