Usually using Qualcomm modems on their phones, Samsung has been working on serial production of modem and chipsets with 5G technology.
South Korea-based smart phone manufacturer Samsung, 5G technology aims to be a leading brand. The company introduced the multi-modem Exynos 5100 last August. Now the new communication modem Exynos RF 5500 and support modulator chipset Exynos SM 5800 announced that the mass production of products will begin.
New products; the previous 2G, 3G and 4G networks will support the new ‘5G New Radio (5G-NR)’ network will support. The company had already tested the OTN for 5G-NR (aerial communication test) to Exynos 5100 modems. With its new products, Samsung wants to meet the growing network requirements.
RF modems have an important place in devices because they provide data flow over the cellular network to smartphones. The Exynos RF 5500 is capable of delivering this data stream and downloading with 14 receiver paths and a high level 256 QAM scheme to support 4×4 MIMO. So it’s pretty strong.
In addition, Samsung says the Exynos SM 5800s will use 30% less power for modems by allowing the modem to use the power supply when a signal is received.
Samsung is one of the leading companies in the field of semiconductor technology today, but in the case of modems, it is one step further than its competitors. Even the Galaxy S10s, which are on sale, even use Qualcomm’s X50 chips as modems. Qualcomm and Intel are leading companies in this regard. We’ll see if Samsung can catch rivals in this field in the coming period.