Tuesday, April 16, 2024

New 5G Modem With Support For mmWave And Sub-6 GHz 5G Networks

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Backs up SA and NSA architectures, with a peak speed of 7.67 Gbps for more reliable connectivity feature in smart devices

To support ultra-fast speeds on both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) architectures, the new M80 5G modem has been launched, which combines mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies onto a single chip with a peak rate of 7.67 Gbps in the downlink and 3.76 Gbps in the uplink. The M80 also supports dual 5G SIM, dual 5G NSA and SA networks and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR) for more reliable connectivity. 

These are ideal for a range of devices, including smartphones, PCs, Mi-Fi hotspots, broadband customer premise equipment (CPE), industrial IoT applications and more. 

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It offers global operators the needed support for a full range of radio access technologies: 

  • 3GPP Release 16 standard
  • Sub-6 GHz and mmWave dual connectivity and carrier aggregation 
  • 5G NR (FR1) with more than two carrier aggregation
  • 5G mmWave (FR2) up to 8CC 
  • 5G carrier aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD + FDD)
  • Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) ready

The M80 integrates 5G UltraSave technologies to provide a layer of extensive power-saving enhancements. The UltraSave Network Environment Detection and UltraSave OTA Content Awareness technologies dynamically adjust power configuration and operating frequency based on the network environment. The M80 also integrates Dynamic Bandwidth Part (BWP) technology, which optimises bandwidth use for accommodating light or heavy data throughput requests. Additionally, with the M80’s Connected Mode DRX (C-DRX) technology, the modem will regularly remain powered in connected standby even when there is no data activity.

“The new 5G modem integrates support for both sub-6 GHz and mmWave networks and gives device makers more flexibility,” said JC Hsu, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of MediaTek’s Wireless Communications Business Unit. “To advance users’ 5G experiences, the new modem supports the latest global cellular standards and specifications and it packs MediaTek’s signature power savings technologies along with ultra-fast speeds.”

The M80 has been tested against industry standards and is expected to sample with customers later in 2021. 


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