Recently, UScellular, Qualcomm Technologies Ericsson, and Inseego announced that they have successfully achieved a 5G extended-range milestone over millimeter Wave (mmWave) on a commercial network. Continue reading “UScellular, Qualcomm and Ericsson achieve 5G extended-range milestone over mmWave”
Last month, Elisa, a leading mobile operator in Finland selected Nokia as the nationwide supplier of 5G RAN. As a part of the partnership, Nokia provides its AirScale 5G RAN portfolio that delivers enhanced ultra-fast, low-latency mobile broadband services. Continue reading “Nokia, Elisa and Qualcomm achieve record 8 Gbps speed on a Commercial 5G Network on mmWave Spectrum”
Qualcomm today launched the new Qualcomm QCS400 SoC series – QCS407, QCS405, QCS404 and QCS403 to help deliver highly optimized, AI-enabled solutions that are designed for smarter audio and IoT applications. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces QCS400 SoCs with on-device AI for smart speakers and soundbars”
The potential of 5G is immense. What we got to see at the Qualcomm booth regarding this new generation of cellular wireless technology laid down a clear path to the future. Part of that future is what Qualcomm calls “Boundless XR”. XR is short form for extended reality and it includes both virtual reality and augmented reality. So, what is “boundless”? Well, this is where Qualcomm’s expertise comes into play. Using 5G and powerful chips in smartphones, the IP-heavy company demonstrated its plans to break the XR experience from the shackles of wires and beefy computers.
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It’s not always that we get to see the birth of a new generation of cellular wireless technology. Sure we have been reporting about it since 2015, the murmurs started as far back as 2009 but fast forward 10 years, 5G is not a buzzword anymore, it is a reality. We have devices ready to go to market with battle tested functioning chips, the standards are in place and many nations are getting the 5G spectrum ready so that operators can deploy infrastructure. While operational difficulties are being solved at speeds we can’t imagine, it is time we take a big picture look at 5G. How is this new technology going to change our lives? Well, let’s first take a deep dive into this new technology and how it was demonstrated at the Qualcomm booth at Mobile World Congress 2019.
Continue reading “The potential of 5G ft. the only mmWave demo at MWC 2019”
As with every technological leap, adoption takes time. Smart analysts use the adoption curve to predict how fast a technological advancement reaches people and how many people it reaches at a given time. We are now at the early adopter stage in 5G, it’s here but we are only at the very beginning of its inevitable spread to not just masses of people but devices as well. To understand how that’s done, read our first conversation but in this one, we are talking about the near term and long term plans. What’s next with 5G? Read on.
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“5G is not a buzzword anymore, it is a reality. 5G is here!” is what Ignacio Contreras from Qualcomm told me when I said 5G is a big buzzword at the Mobile World Congress 2019. Truth be told, he was right. There were some 5-7 devices all primed and ready to go to market, all with the Snapdragon X50 5G modem and the latest 855 chip inside. So, how did it all of this happen so fast? How did Qualcomm manage to bring 5G into this world way before they said they would. And what is 5G in 2019 all about? I’ll try to explain what I could gather from my conversations with Qualcomm at MWC 2019, read on.
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At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm has announced the new Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power chargers. This expansion into wireless space includes forward and backward compatibility and helps enable high- and efficient- power transfer, for transmitter manufacturers to achieve truly fast wireless charging. Continue reading “Qualcomm Quick Charge technology for wireless power announced; introduces Qi Interoperability”
Qualcomm Technologies has announced the Qualcomm QCA6390 Connectivity SoC at the MWC 2019. It is aimed at providing superior Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance for mobile and computing devices. It is also the world’s first 14nm integrated SoC to support the full feature suites of both Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1. Continue reading “Qualcomm QCA6390 connectivity chipset with 1.8Gbps WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.1 announced”
Qualcomm at the MWC 2019 has announced the Qualcomm Snapdragon Mobile Platform with 5G integrated into a System-on-Chip (SoC) which is based on the Snapdragon X50 and X55 5G modems and RF front-end (RFFE) solutions. It also announced its first 5G customer premise equipment (CPE) reference design for sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave (mmWave) 5G fixed wireless broadband (FWB) products. Continue reading “Qualcomm introduces 5G Reference design for Sub-6 GHz and mmWave fixed wireless broadband”
Qualcomm, back in 2017 has announced the Mesh Networking Platform to provide customers with support for smart devices into their homes. The company has expanded its ability with the introduction of the Qualcomm Mesh Networking Development Kit for Amazon AVS. Continue reading “Qualcomm Mesh Networking Platform gets support for Alexa voice development kit”
Qualcomm has announced the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, which is the company’s second-generation 5G New Radio (NR) modem. The Snapdragon X55 is a 7-nanometer single-chip integrated 5G to a 2G multimode modem that supports 5G NR mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrum bands with up to 7Gbps download speeds and 3Gbps upload speeds over 5G, and Category 22 LTE with up to 2.5 Gbps LTE download speeds. Continue reading “Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 7nm 5G modem with 7Gbps download speeds announced”
Qualcomm is said to be working on a new super low-end QM215 SoC that is likely targeted at the new generation Android Go smartphones. Meaning the SoC should be found on devices with 1/2GB RAM and 8/16GB storage with HD+ display. It is also possible this could be outside of Snapdragon range and a start of new series. Continue reading “Qualcomm said to be testing QM215 SoC for Android Go phones”
According to Apple’s operating chief COO Jeff Williams testimony in the ongoing legal battle with Qualcomm, the company wanted to use Qualcomm’s 4G LTE modems in its newest iPhones, but the chipmaker wouldn’t sell to it. This had a major effect on how quickly Apple can make the shift to 5G. Continue reading “Apple wanted to use Qualcomm modems on iPhone XS and iPhone XR, but was refused”
Apple said to have held talks with Samsung Electronics and MediaTek Inc. along with existing vendor Intel Corp to supply 5G modem chips for 2019 iPhones, according to an Apple executive’s testimony at a trial between Qualcomm Inc and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. Continue reading “Apple considered Samsung, MediaTek 5G modems for 2019 iPhones”