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's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
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.
Qualcomm Shrinks 5G Modem to Phone-Sized Chipset
Qualcomm says it has created a 5G modem that's small enough for mobile devices. The Snapdragon X50 5G chipset, which Qualcomm tested in its San Diego lab, reached gigabit speeds using 28 GHz mmWave radio frequencies.
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.
Yeah, we know all about these pie in the sky data rates.