Yesterday, Qualcomm announced that more than 30 OEMs worldwide have adopted the Snapdragon X55 modem and RF system. In addition, Qualcomm revealed that its CPE supporting commercial 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) will be released in 2020.
The Snapdragon X55 was released in February this year. The chip supports 5G to 2G multimode, supports millimeter wave and below 6GHz frequency band, supports TDD and FDD, and supports independent and non-independent networking modes.
As a single chip with a 7nm process, the Snapdragon X55 supports 5G to 2G multimode and also supports millimeter and 6GHz spectrum bands. In 5G mode, it can achieve download speeds of up to 7Gbps and upload speeds of up to 3Gbps, while supporting Category 22 LTE download speeds of up to 2.5 Gbps.
According to Qualcomm, partners using the X55 chipset include Panasonic Mobile Communications, Nokia, OPPO, Arcadyan Technology, Franklin, MeiG Smart, Sharp and other well-known companies. In addition, Qualcomm is now(October 14th - 16th ) demonstrating commercial CPE terminals equipped with X55 5G modems and RF systems at the Qualcomm 5G Summit in Barcelona.