Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon X75, X72, and X35 5G M.2 and LGA Reference Designs

Qualcomm has announced the release of the Snapdragon X75, X72, and X35 5G M.2 and LGA reference designs, expanding its product portfolio following its release in February 2022.

By leveraging the latest and most robust features of the Snapdragon X75, X72, and X35 5G modems and radio frequency systems, Qualcomm provides OEMs with an all-in-one solution to support the development of the next generation of 5G terminals for consumers, covering a wide range of devices from PCs to XR and gaming devices.

The new reference designs integrate the modem, transceiver, and RF front-end onto a compact circuit board, allowing manufacturers to quickly and efficiently incorporate the functionality of the new Snapdragon modem and RF systems into new products. The Snapdragon X75 and X72 5G reference designs support Sub-6GHz and millimeter-wave bands, while the Snapdragon X35 5G reference design is the first to support 5G NR-Light (3GPP Release 17 RedCap).

Key features of the reference design portfolio include:

Certified Turnkey Reference Designs

These turnkey reference design solutions are optimized for performance and certified to work with 5G networks from all key mobile network operators globally. The Snapdragon X75, X72, and X35 5G Reference Designs are available in M.2 and LGA form factors. With support for a wide range of 5G applications from low power to multi-gigabit, the reference designs are available for use in a variety of product segments such as fixed wireless access, compute, gaming, augmented reality, virtual reality, and more.

Optimize 5G Development Investment

Providing design and certification support, OEMs, ODMs, and device manufacturers can develop global 5G module solutions with sub-6 and mmWave at a fraction of the cost available today by saving on engineering time, cost, and effort required to enable 5G connectivity using discrete cellular components.

Faster Time to Market

Enables OEMs, ODMs, and device manufacturers to leverage Qualcomm Technologies’ reference designs to accelerate end-product sampling and launch timelines while putting 5G in the hands of the consumer quicker.

Gautam Sheoran, Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm, said that the release of the M.2 and LGA reference designs further demonstrates Qualcomm’s technology and commitment to continuous innovation in the connectivity field, bringing 5G technology to the next generation of intelligent networked terminals beyond smartphones. It is reported that the Snapdragon X75, X72, and X35 5G M.2 and LGA reference designs are being sampled to customers, and related solutions are expected to be commercialized starting in the second half of this year.