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Qualcomm Sets New Standards in Connectivity with Snapdragon X80 and FastConnect 7900

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon X80, its 7th-gen 5G modem, at MWC 2024. This AI-powered modem boasts record speeds


has officially announced the introduction of its seventh-generation 5G modem, the Snapdragon X80, at the Mobile World Congress 2024 held in Barcelona. As the leading innovator in digital communication technology, Qualcomm presents this new modem-RF system aimed at offering unprecedented speeds, enhanced energy efficiency, and groundbreaking connectivity solutions to its global clientele. The X80 distinguishes itself as the inaugural 5G modem equipped with an integrated AI processor, featuring a dedicated tensor accelerator designed to significantly boost download speeds up to 10Gbps, with upload speeds reaching 3.5Gbps, among other notable improvements.

Advanced Connectivity Features

The newly revealed modem is configured with native support for NB-NTN (narrowband non-terrestrial network), enabling an expansion of satellite communication to an array of devices powered by Qualcomm's premium chips. This innovation aims at extending connectivity beyond terrestrial constraints, ensuring more devices can maintain communication links via satellite. Moreover, the X80 modem is engineered with a 6-antenna architecture, allowing 6X carrier aggregation, and introduces AI-enhanced mmWave range extension for fixed access points. These features collectively contribute to ameliorating the coverage, location accuracy, spectrum and power efficiency, along with reducing latency in communications.

Qualcomm's Vision for a Connected Future

Alongside the Snapdragon X80, Qualcomm has also announced the FastConnect 7900 platform, marking a significant advancement in connectivity solutions. This 6nm chip, which incorporates Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.4, and UWB technologies, is poised to redefine device interconnectivity with novel proximity awareness capabilities. Designed to support high-bitrate streaming through innovations like Qualcomm XPAN and Snapdragon Sound, the FastConnect 7900 leverages artificial intelligence to adapt dynamically to specific use cases and environments. This adaptation promises to enhance network latency, throughput, and execute meaningful optimizations across devices.

With both the Snapdragon X80 modem and the FastConnect 7900 platform set to commence commercial availability in the second half of 2024, Qualcomm is leading the charge towards a new era of wireless communication. The company's latest offerings underscore its commitment to fostering next-level capabilities in AI, proximity, and multi-device experiences, promising to elevate the standards of connectivity in the devices we use daily.

Luke Jones
Luke Jones
Luke has been writing about all things tech for more than five years. He is following Microsoft closely to bring you the latest news about Windows, Office, Azure, Skype, HoloLens and all the rest of their products.