Samsung Electronics has released the industry’s first multi-mode modem chip based pm the fifth-generation (5G) network standard “5G NR Release-15."
On August 15, the Korean tech giant said, “We successfully conducted an over-the-air (OTA) test on the terminal embedded with the next generation modem chip, Exynos Modem 5100." It added, “We have now secured the main technology for 5G network commercialization.”
OTA test is a test that verifies the wireless communication between a base station and a terminal. This test was done using a prototype terminal embedded with “Exynos Modem 5100” and 5G base station in the 3.56GHz setting.
“Exynos Modem 5100” uses a “multi-mode” method, which uses one single chip to support 5G as well as generational network standards (GSM/CDMA, WCDMA/TD-SCDMA/HSPA, LTE, etc.). It enables a stable and efficient data communication.
“Exynos Modem 5100” delivers a maximum download speed of up to 2 gigabits per second (Gbps) under the 5G network’s sub-6-GHz settings (3.56GHz in Korea), which is approximately 1.7 times faster than the previous 4G solution. In millimeter wave (mmWave, 28GHz in Korea) spectrum settings, it allows data downloading at a speed of 6Gb per second, which is 5 times faster. 6Gbps speed indicates that it can download a 3.7 gigabyte (GB) full HD movie in five seconds.
An official from the company said, “With the improved modem function, users can now truly enjoy large capacity wireless internet service, such as HD videos, virtual reality (VR), hologram, and automatic driving” and “The success of this test will bring about the commercialization of 5G mobile devices embedded with “Exynos Modem 5100” in near future.”
Samsung Electronics plans to provide various semiconductor solutions required to run modem with “Exynos Modem 5100,” starting the end of this year.