Just days after revealing the price of the Galaxy S10 5G smartphone, Samsung has now announced that its 5G communication solutions are in mass production for the next generation of premium smartphones. The new 5G chipset includes the Exynos Modem 5100, Exynos RF 5500 transceiver and Exynos SM 5800 supply modulator.
Exynos Modem 5100 is Samsung’s first 5G modem solution and supports 5G’s sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrums to 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA and 4G LTE networks through a single chip. The modem is paired with an Exynos RF 5500 and Exynos SM 5800 for low power consumption and reliability.
The Exynos RF 5500 comes with support for 5G-NR sub-6GHz networks and legacy networks. The RF Transceiver has 14 receiver paths for download and supports 4×4 MIMO (Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output) and higher-order 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) scheme to maximize the data transfer rate over the 5G network. When transmitting voice or data from a smartphone to a carrier, the RF up-converts the modem’s baseband signal to high GHz-range cellular frequencies so that data can be sent swiftly over the connected network.
Lastly, the Exynos SM 5800 is a low-power supply modulator solution for 2G to 5G-NR sub-6GHz that supports up to 100MHz envelope-tracking (ET) bandwidths. The Exynos SM 5800 also offers up to 30 percent power reduction by dynamically adjusting the supply voltage according to the modem’s RF input signal.
Speaking about their latest development, Samsung System LSI Business President, Inyup Kang said “Samsung has been an innovator in mobile communication technologies with a strong portfolio of market-proven solutions, and we are well-prepared to extend our leadership into 5G. Our multi-mode solutions, the Exynos Modem 5100, Exynos RF 5500 and Exynos SM 5800 will together enable powerful yet energy-efficient 5G performance along with the network versatility that allows users to stay connected wherever they are”.