Qualcomm has unveiled the Snapdragon X35 and Snapdragon X32 5G modem-RF system, which includes the world’s first 5G NR-Light modem-RF system. These are low-cost modem-to-RF systems that provide device manufacturers with a long-term migration path to replace LTE CAT4+ devices, resulting in increased 5G adoption and faster transition to a network. 5G unified.
According to Qualcomm, the NR-Light modem-RF system bridges the gap between high-speed mobile broadband devices and extremely low-bandwidth NB-IoT devices. NR-Light devices have the potential to be smaller, more economical and have longer battery life than traditional mobile broadband devices.
Snapdragon X35 Features:
- The Snapdragon X35 supports dual-frequency (L1+L5) GNSS to deliver precise positioning suitable for new use cases and industrial applications.
- It supports all sub-6 GHz spectrum bands, FDD and TDD, to meet the needs of various markets.
- Supports both LTE and 5G NR-Light
- Qualcomm QET5100 Envelope Tracking
- Qualcomm intelligent transmission technology
- Qualcomm 5G Ultra-Low Latency Suite
- Qualcomm 5G PowerSave Gen 4
- Maximum download speed: 220 Mbps
- Maximum download speed: 100 Mbps
- Worldwide support for VoNR and VoLTE
- The modem’s optimized RFIC and PMIC modules provide OEMs with new 5G capabilities to create next-generation devices.
According to Qualcomm, Snapdragon X35 and X32 client sampling is expected to begin in the first half of 2023, and commercial mobile devices are expected to launch by the first half of 2024.
Regarding the announcement, Durga Malladi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Cellular Modems and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. said:
The Snapdragon X35 brings together the key 5G advancements expected from the world leader in wireless innovation. The world’s first 5G NR-Light modem features a streamlined, cost-effective design with industry-leading power efficiency, optimized thermals, and a smaller footprint. Snapdragon X35 is poised to power the next wave of connected smart edge devices and enable a wide range of uses. We look forward to working with industry leaders to unlock what’s possible with a unified 5G platform.
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