Qualcomm Lays Out Rev. B Roadmap
Mar 27, 2007, 4:15 PM by (staff)
Today at CTIA Wireless Qualcomm announced its first EV-DO Rev. B chipset. The MSM7850 will deliver faster data rates for phones, up to 9.3 Mbps on the downlink on average over 5 MHz of spectrum. The technology can technically deliver much faster speeds of 73.5 Mbps, but will be limited in real-life conditions. The MSM7850 will be fully backward compatible. It will sample later this year. Qualcomm is also providing a software upgrade to its CSM6800 base station equipment to make it compatible with the Rev. B chipset. The software upgrade will be available by the end of March 2007.
Qualcomm Debuts Ultrasonic Fingerprint Scanning Tech
Qualcomm today announced Snapdragon Sense ID, a new fingerprint scanning technology that makes a 3D map of a fingerprint using ultrasonic technology. It's designed to integrate into phone bezels.
T-Mobile Says It Will Start Using 600 MHz Spectrum This Year
"T-Mobile now has the largest swath of unused low-band spectrum in the country," said T-Mobile CEO John Legere about the company's 600 MHz auction winnings. The company successfully won an average of 31 MHz (ranging between 20 MHz and 50 MHz) of the 70 MHz low-band spectrum auctioned off by TV stations and the FCC.
Sprint Flips On 3-Channel Carrier Aggregation for iPhones and Galaxies
Sprint gave some of its high-end smartphones a speed boost this week. The company added 3-channel carrier aggregation to the Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, and the LG V20 and G5.
Qualcomm Develops 5G Test Platform
Qualcomm has created what it calls a prototype 5G system and trial platform. The 5G New Radio (NR) prototype is able to function across a wide range of spectrum bands, primarily below 6 GHz, and can achieve multi-gigabit per second data rates and low latency.
Yeah, we know all about these pie in the sky data rates.