Intel isn’t going to give Qualcomm a chance to guarantee a protracted lead in 5G mobile chipsets. The organization is venturing up the dispatch of another 5G modem, the XMM 8160, considerably half a year. The wireless part is presently due to touch base in the second half of 2019 and guarantees up to 6Gbps speeds for telephones, PCs and home broadband. Making it three to six times faster than the latest LTE modems available today. It bolsters LTE and prior technologies, as well, so gadget creators won’t need two chips devouring additional space and battery life.
Try not to hope to see completed 5G mobile chipsets immediately. While the modem is about a year out, the principal items aren’t expected until the main portion of 2020.
Those bits of gossip about sitting tight until the point when 2020 for 5G telephones with Intel chips still seem to have some level of truth to them – it’s simply that you’ll see the principal wave sooner than anticipated.
“Intel’s new XMM 8160 5G modem provides the ideal solution to support large volumes for scaling across multiple device categories to coincide with broad 5G deployments. We are seeing great demand for the advanced feature set of the XMM 8160, such that we made a strategic decision to pull in the launch of this modem by half a year to deliver a leading 5G solution.”
–Dr. Cormac Conroy, Intel corporate vice president, and general manager of the Communication and Devices Group
The Intel XMM 8160 is a multimode modem, meaning it will support the new standard for 5G New Radio (NR), including standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, as well as 4G, 3G and 2G legacy radios in a single chipset.
For the present, it’s sheltered to assume that many (if not most) of the 5G gadgets you see in 2019 will have a Qualcomm chip in the engine.
Image via Venture Beat