Snapdragon X35 5G data modem chip has been adopted by most telecom operators
In February of this year, Qualcomm announced the introduction of the Snapdragon X35 5G data modem chip, whose associated products are slated to penetrate the market in the first half of 2024, having garnered the collaborative adoption of numerous telecommunications operators worldwide.
The Snapdragon X35 is crafted following the 3GPP Release 17 RedCap (Reduced Capability) specification, integrated with optimally designed Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFICs) and Power Management Integrated Circuits (PMICs). This synergy enables a diminutive and more power-efficient networking system, thereby facilitating its application in compact devices such as industrial IoT apparatuses, smartwatches, XR headsets, and other connected gadgets.
In keeping with Qualcomm’s legacy of versatile products, the Snapdragon X35 maintains backward compatibility with 4G connectivity while leveraging 5G networks for swifter data transmission. Moreover, it comes equipped with an array of Qualcomm technologies designed to expand 5G connectivity reach, reduce latency, extend battery life, and enhance data upload speeds.
Furthermore, the Snapdragon X35 also supports L1+L5 dual-frequency GNSS, ensuring more precise location capabilities. This feature aligns with the stringent requirements of industrial IoT and smart wearable applications, simultaneously simplifying design complexities for integration into smaller devices.
Currently, leading global operators, including Thailand’s AIS, AT&T, T-Mobile, Dish Wireless in the United States, China Telecom, China Mobile, China Unicom, China Broadcasting Network, British Telecom, Hong Kong’s HKT, SmarTone, Singapore Telecom, LG U+, Telecom Italia, and Finland’s Elisa Oyj, among others, have forged partnerships with Qualcomm. These alliances anticipate the launch of devices outfitted with the Snapdragon X35 5G modem chip.
Gautam Sheoran, Vice President and General Manager of Wireless and Broadband Communication at Qualcomm Technologies, shared, “5G RedCap is one of the primary pillars of 5G Advanced and is key to the evolution of 5G. It bridges the capability and complexity gap between the extremes in 5G today, and can enable a broader set of devices and services as well as enhance system performance and efficiency. We’re pleased to deepen our collaboration with global mobile operators and OEMs to advance the 5G ecosystem, enabling a new and wide range of premium- and entry-level use cases.”