Breakthroughs in Technology Thrust 5G Smartphones Closer to Commercial Reality

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By Malik Saadi | 3Q 2018 | IN-5208


New 5G Modules from Qualcomm to Accelerate 5G Deployments


Qualcomm has created a breakthrough for 5G New Radio (NR) with the announcement of a new batch of Radio Frequency (RF) solutions for both mmWave and sub-6 GHz implementations, designed for smartphones and other mobile devices. In tandem, the solutions will be able to offer 5G coverage in dense urban areas as well as broad 5G NR coverage.

Why Resolving the mmWave Module Is Such a Big Deal


Of most striking significance from the announcement is the speed with which Qualcomm has managed to get to grips with the intricacies and challenges associated with implementing mmWave into a very compact form factor. While many in the mobile industry considered mmWave highly impractical for mobile devices and networks despite the vast bandwidths available, Qualcomm has managed to overcome these technical obstacles in a relatively short time. It has provided a set of commercial working modules that have benefitted from the miniaturization advantages of mmWave, while offering minimum imp…

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