Qualcomm launches Snapdragon X65 5G M.2 modem

Qualcomm recently announced the launch of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 5G modem based on the M.2 interface, which is equivalent to a pluggable network module.

Currently, some laptops support pluggable and replaceable network cards, but it is not easy for users to upgrade their own network cards.

Qualcomm’s new modem is based on the M.2 interface, which is much more convenient: many new notebook motherboards have reserved M.2 interfaces for connecting devices.

This means that users can install and use the X65 modem after purchasing it by themselves, but Qualcomm also emphasizes that compatibility also depends on the notebook manufacturer.

Qualcomm said that the Snapdragon X65 5G debug demodulator now supports wider millimeter wave coverage, allowing the device to obtain a faster and more stable network connection.

Snapdragon X65 5G M.2

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The company said that with the current remote work and higher mobility, data consumption is growing rapidly, so consumer demand for high-speed mobile network equipment is also increasing.

The new M.2 version of the modem can be more convenient for notebook computer manufacturers to carry, allowing manufacturers to launch thin and light network devices with convenient network connections.

The reference design version of the modem released this time provides manufacturers with design references to provide consumers with more 5G network equipment before the end of this year.

It is worth noting that although the interface of this network device is compatible, it does not mean that all consumers can buy it and then install it to connect.

Because the notebook computer has a complicated design that may affect the normal network connection, this may require equipment manufacturers to reserve basic architectures such as antennas.