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Top 5G Chip Makers | 5G Chipset Manufacturers

This page mentions 5G Chip Makers or 5G Chipset Manufacturers. The popular top manufacturers of 5G NR chips or chipsets are Huawei, MediaTek, Qualcomm, Samsung, UNISOC/Ziguang Zhanrui, Hi-Silicon, U-Blox etc.

What is 5G NR ?

The fifth generation wireless technology is based on 3GPP standard release 15 and beyond. It succeeds LTE, LTE advanced and LTE advanced pro technologies. It follows 3GPP TS 38.300 specification. It is used for cellular and IoT based applications. In 5G NR, 5G stands for 5th generation where as NR stands for New Radio.

5G NR system operates on different bands viz. sub-1GHz, below 6 GHz and above 6 GHz. The system is designed to offer very high data rates (approx. 1 Gbps to 20 Gbps) with lower latency (approx. 5 msec).

List of 5G NR components and their manufacturers

Following are the list of 5G chips manufactured by popular makers or manufacturers.
• 5G RF SoC (System On Chip) manufacturers are Xilinx, Qualcomm, Huawei
• 5G RF Transceiver manufacturers are Analog Devices, Anokiwave, Intel, MaxLinear and Samsung.
• 5G NR Modem chipsets are Exynos modem 5100 from Samsung, X50 Snapdragon from Qualcomm, Helio M70 from MediaTek, Balong 5G01 from Huawei and XMM series from Intel.
• 5G NR RF Filter manufacturers include QorVo, Qualcomm/TDK-EPCOS, Murata, Skyworks, Taiyo Yuden, Broadcom (Avago), Akoustis Technologies etc.
• 5G Diplexer manufacturers are L-com, QorVo, AVX corporation, Murata, National Astronomical Observatory of Japan etc.
• 5G Active Antenna Array manufacturers are Dielectric Resonator, RantCell UK, Ericsson etc.

Top 5G Chip Makers | 5G Chipset Manufacturers

Following table mentions top 5G Chip Makers or 5G Chipset Manufacturers with part numbers and technical features.

5G Chipset Manufacturers Description with part numbers
Huawei • Kirin 980 (mobile AI chipset)
• Balong 5000 (5G multi-mode chipset which also supports 2G, 3G and 4G)
• Kirin 990 (It is a 64 bit high performance mobile ARM 5G SoC.)
• Kirin 1020 is better than Kirin 990. It uses ARM cortex A78 architecture and houses 5G baseband.
MediaTek • Dimensity 1000 (5G integrated SoC) with ARM Cortex processors (type1 : A77 and type2 : A55), Octa cores, 64 bit size. It supports cellular technologies such as 2G/3G/4G/5G etc.
• Dimensity 800
Qualcomm • Snapdragon 765/855/865 (5G modem chipsets)
• X50/X55 (5G modem RF system)
Samsung • Exynos (mobile processor for AI and 5G)
• Exynos 5100
• Exnos 980
UNISOC/Ziguang Zhanrui • IVY510 (5G modem)
• Tiger T7520 5G processor
Hi-Silicon • Balong 5G01, supports throughput of up to 2.3 Gbps
• Balong 5000, supports 4.6 Gbps at sub GHz and 6.5 Gbps at mmwaves
• Kirin 990, supports 2.3 Gbps/1.5 Gbps
U-Blox • UBX-R5 IoT Chipset, supports 5G through OTA update

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This 5G tutorial also covers following sub topics on the 5G technology:
5G basic tutorial
5G Frequency Bands
5G millimeter wave tutorial
5G mm wave frame
5G millimeter wave channel sounding
Difference between 4G and 5G
5G testing and test equipments
5G network architecture
5G NR Physical layer
5G NR MAC layer
5G NR RLC layer
5G NR PDCP layer

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