5G NR Modem Chipset Vendors | 5G NR Modem Chipset manufacturers

This page mentions 5G NR Modem Chipset Vendors or 5G NR Modem Chipset manufacturers. It mentions features of 5G NR modem chipsets developed by these vendors/manufacturers.

About 5G NR:
The 5G NR (New Radio) is upcoming fifth generation wireless cellular technology based on 3GPP standard release 15 and beyond. It follows 38 series 3GPP specifications.

5G NR system operates on various frequency bands such as sub-6 GHz and above 6 GHz (i.e. mmwave bands). 5G NR achieves 10 times higher data rate compare to LTE with latency of less than 1ms.

The advancement in SoC technologies lead to the development of hardware and software programmable chipsets.

5G NR Modem Chipset Vendors | 5G NR Modem Chipset manufacturers

Vendors 5G NR Modem Chipset Features
Samsung Exynos Modem 5100 • Supports 3GPP release 15 specifications
• Supports sub-6 GHz and mmwave bands
• Supports BWs of 100 MHz per CC (in Sub-6 GHz band) and 10 times more BW compare to LTE (20MHz) in mmwave band of frequencies.
• Supports upto 256-QAM (sub-6 GHz band) and upto 64-QAM (mmwave band).
• In addition to 5G NR it supports legacy wireless standards such as GSM, CDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, LTE-TDD/FDD on single chip.
• Supports 8 CA (Carrier Aggregation) in the downlink and 2CA in the uplink.
• Supports 4x4 MIMO and FD-MIMO
• Built on 10nm FinFET Process
Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 • Suppors sub-6 GHz and mmwave (millimeter wave) bands
• Supports NSA (Nonstandalone) and SA (Standalone) operations. NSA mode uses LTE for control signaling and data over 5G NR. SA mode uses 5G NR for both control signaling and user data.
• Supports multi-mode RATs e.g. 2G/3G/4G/5G.
• Supports 5G NR specifications as per 3GPP R15 such as Scalable OFDM, Multi-user MIMO, LDPC, adaptive TDD subframes, low latency slot structure etc.
Intel XMM 8xxx series (Intel XMM 8000 series and Intel XMM-8060) Features of XMM 8060 are as follows:
• Supports SA and NSA modes as per 5G NR standard
• Supports multi-RATs e.g. 2G/3G/4G and 5G.
MediaTek Helio M70 • Supports 3GPP Rel-15 NR specifications
• Supports sub-6 GHz and mmwave bands
• Suppors SA and NSA modes.
• Will be available by 2019 as claimed by the company
Huawei Balong 5G01 • Supports sub-6 GHz and millimeter wave bands
• Supports 4G and 5G networks
• Company has developed 5G CPE which houses balong 5G01 chipset.
• Supports NSA/SA modes
• Download speed of 2.3 Gbps has been tested.

Also refer 5G RF SoC manufacturers >> and 5G RF Transceiver manufacturers >>.

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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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