CES 2017 : Intel Announces World’s First 5G Modem

Intel announces the World’s First 5G (codenamed Goldridge) Modem to deliver high speed Internet access at ultra low frequencies. It supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands with a baseband chip that supports both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.

Let us have a look at the key features of Intel’s 5G Modem :
  • World’s first single chip to support 5G operation in both sub-6 GHz and mmWave bands.
  • Achieves key 5G requirements, including expected speeds exceeding 5 Gbps, hundreds of MHz of aggregated bandwidth and ultra-low latency.
  • Pairs with the world’s first 5G sub-6 GHz RFIC and the mature 28 GHz 5G mmWave RFIC.
  • Compliant to multiple industry forum 5G specifications.
  • Supports key 5G NR technology features, including low latency frame structure, advanced channel
    coding, massive MIMO and beam-forming.
  • Pairs with LTE modems such as Intel’s XMM 7360 LTE modem to provide 4G fallback, and 4G/5G inter-working.

As per the company, the  5G Modem is expected to sample in the second half of 2017. Click Here to know more about 5G.


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