5G technology is gaining pace in the market and in order to this, companies are working hard to develop the technology so that they could offer customers super-fast and stable network connections.
In continuation with this development, Taiwan-based chipmakers MediaTek has recently announced their new 5G-based modem that will support Sub-6 GHz 5G and mmWave network.
Dubbed the MediaTek M80, the upcoming modem supports ultra-fast speeds on standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) architectures. With 7.67 Gbps in the downlink speed up and .76 Gbps in the uplink, it’ll support dual 5G networks, dual 5G SIM and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR).
New M80 will pack these all to provide users with reliable network connections and additional 5G options.
As you might know already that MediaTek is giving efforts to 5G technology to push in the market with 5G SoCs’ portfolio such as the Dimensity 1100 and 1200, 5G chipsets. In this way, with the M80 modem supporting both Sub-6 GHz 5G networks and mmWave, MediaTek aims to provide smartphone manufacturers greater adaptability with 5G network support integration in their upcoming gadgets.
The company notes that its 5G modems’ line can be ideal for devices’ range like Mi-Fi hotspots, smartphones, industrial IoT applications, PCs, and others. Therefore, the new M80 has been completely tested against industry standards, offering global operators support for a complete range of radio access technologies, including;
- 3GPP Release 16 standard
- 5G NR (FR1) with more than two carrier aggregation
- 5G mmWave (FR2) up to 8CC
- Sub-6 GHz and mmWave dual connectivity and carrier aggregation
- Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) ready
- 5G carrier aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD + FDD)
Apart from these, the M80 adds the company’s 5G UltraSave technologies are enhancing the chip’s power-saving capabilities that are on top of a power-conserving single-chip design. It additionally integrates the company’s UltraSave OTA Content Awareness technologies and UltraSave Network Environment Detection to dynamically operate frequency and adjust power configuration based on the network climate.
In addition, there is the Dynamic Bandwidth Part (BWP) technology of the company. This technology optimizes the utilization of bandwidth to help heavy or light data requests. Ultimately, the M80 will have the option to stay controlled in connected standby even if there’s no data-related activity.
The company expects new M80 modem on 5G devices to arrive later this year.