Intel has introduced a modem to access future 5G networks, which speeds up to 6 Gbps per second. XMM reflects the 8160 version, the new chip is three to six times faster than other LTE modems available at present. The announcement was published on Monday (12).
Designed for mobile phones, PC and broadband router, the component works on multimode systems, ie chipset supports 4G, 3G and 2G networks. XMM 8160 is expected to be launched in the second half of 2019, and the first devices equipped with a chipset that will enter the market in the first half of 2020.
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Intel XMM 8160 announces 5G modem up to 6 Gbit / s – Photo: Intel / Intel
The small size of the XMM 8160 is one of its strongest parts. Less than the United States pay, chips allow mobile phone manufacturers, computers, and access points to design even smaller devices. This feature, which has multifunctionality, allows Intel to reduce power consumption.
The publisher hopes that it will be widely used by the manufacturers because the chip supports several OEMs and operators around the world. Simultaneous use of 5G and 4G simplifies the component because it can access the Internet in places where 5G is not yet available.
5G Intel XMM 8160 modem less than 1 cents USA – Photo: Disclosure / Intel
Intel has yet another chance to join the 5G competition. Qualcomm has urged more than 20 manufacturers to use their X50 modem for upcoming mobile phones, including Xiaomi, LG and Nokia. Big Samsung has launched its 5G Exynos 5100 modem and Huawei announced the launch of the smartphone with technology in 2019.
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