Jakarta (ANTARA) – Global semicondutor company MediaTek announced a new M80 5G modem that combines mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technology into a single chip.
The M80 supports ultra-fast speeds on architecture non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA), with a peak speed of 7.67 Gbps for downlink and 3.76 Gbps for uplink. The M80 also supports dual 5G SIM, dual 5G NSA and SA networks, and dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR) for more reliable connectivity.
According to MediaTek’s Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the Wireless Communications business unit, JC Hsu, mmWave is becoming increasingly important, especially in America, as 5G rollout accelerates.
“MediaTek’s latest 5G modem integrates support for sub-6 GHz and mmWave networks to address this opportunity and provide flexibility for more device designers and manufacturers,” Hsu said in a statement Tuesday.
“To advance the user’s 5G experience, this new modem supports the latest global cellular standards and specifications and packs MediaTek’s signature power-saving technology along with ultra-fast speeds,” he continued.
MediaTek’s 5G modems are ideal for a wide range of devices, including smartphones, PCs, Mi-Fi hotspots, customer premise equipment (customer premise equipment/CPE) broadband, industrial IoT applications, and more.
MediaTek’s first-generation 5G modem, the M70, is built into the Dimensity series of MediaTek’s powerful and power-efficient chipset for 5G smartphones.
The company’s 5G portfolio also includes the MediaTek T700, which will power the 5G PCs that will hit the market in 2021, along with the MediaTek T750 chipset for router fixed 5G wireless access (FWA) and mobile hotspot devices.
The M80 offers support to operators worldwide for a variety of radio access technologies, such as the 3GPP Release 16 standard, Sub-6 GHz and mmWave dual connectivity and carrier aggregation, 5G NR (FR1) with more than two carrier aggregation, 5G mmWave (FR2) up to 8CC, 5G carrier aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD + FDD), Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) ready.
The M80 integrates MediaTek’s 5G UltraSave technology which enhances the single-chip design to provide another layer of extensive power-saving improvements.
UltraSave Network Environment Detection and UltraSave OTA Content Awareness technologies dynamically adjust power configuration and operating frequency based on the network environment.
The M80 also integrates MediaTek’s Dynamic Bandwidth Part (BWP) technology which is designed to optimize bandwidth usage to accommodate light or heavy data yield demands.
In addition, with the M80’s Connected Mode DRX (C-DRX) technology, the modem will regularly remain powered in a connected standby even when there is no data activity.
MediaTek is working closely with operators and partners around the world to deliver 5G experiences. The company’s 5G technology has been validated by operators in more than 100 markets.
MediaTek is also a founding member of the OpenRF Association, which was founded to help speed up marketing time for 5G device manufacturers with interoperable 5G RF Front-End (RFFE) solutions.
Reporter: Arindra Meodia
Editor: Ida Nurcahyani
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