Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, has announced the launch of its Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Module Solutions engineered to support original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) looking to capitalise on 5G technologies with an easy path to commercialise 5G in smartphones and major verticals quickly. By aggregating the most fundamental components of 5G into simple modules, Qualcomm Technologies aims to simplify end device designs, lowers total cost of ownership and support faster time to commercialisation to ultimately accelerate new OEM entrants’ ability to adopt 5G in their systems.
“With 5G networks and devices expected in 2019, Qualcomm Technologies is in a unique position to help accelerate transition to 5G, by providing OEMs with system level expertise and integration through our new 5G Modules,” said Dr. Roawen Chen, Senior Vice President, QCT Global Operations, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “As 5G aims to vastly expand wireless enablement into new vertical markets, our 5G modules are designed to make it simple for newer entrants to take advantage of the promise of upcoming 5G networks and the new opportunities they will enable.”
Qualcomm Technologies’ new 5G Module Solution integrates more than a thousand components across a few modules optimised to accelerate deployments and lower barriers to entry, by further eliminating complexities in device design. This highly-integrated solution is designed to allow OEMs to combine a few simple modules for their designs, rather than using more than a thousand components to construct their devices. Qualcomm Technologies provides modules with integration of components to cover digital, RF, connectivity and front-end functionality. Key components include application processor, baseband modem, memory, power management integrated circuit (PMIC), RF Front-End (RFFE), antennas and passive components, providing optimised solutions engineered to make it easy for OEMs to be quickly up and running with lower cost and time investment. With sampling expected in 2019, customers can also soon benefit from a reduction in footprint of up to 30% compared to designs using discrete components.
The latest addition of the 5G Modules into Qualcomm Technologies’ rich component portfolio makes Qualcomm Technologies the first company to make commercially available such revolutionary, turnkey 5G module solutions that will be crucial as the 5G era ushers in new opportunities and players into the mobile ecosystem. It is engineered to allow OEMs in a variety of industries to navigate the complexities of a new cellular generation while also empowering the global ecosystem to scale.