Qualcomm Technologies made several important announcements at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021.
Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 Plus 5G Mobile Platform, announced at MWC 2021, is a follow up to the flagship Snapdragon 888. These two mobile platforms from Qualcomm power more than 130 designs announced or in development.
Snapdragon 888 Plus fuels flagship experiences with intelligent entertainment, including AI-enhanced gameplay, streaming, photography and more — backed by boosted performance, unrivaled speed and premium connectivity.
Snapdragon 888 Plus offers an increased Qualcomm Kryo 680 CPU Prime core clock speed at up to 3.0 GHz and the 6th generation Qualcomm AI Engine with up to 32 TOPS AI performance, which is more than 20 percent improvement.
Qualcomm also expanded its 5G RAN Platforms portfolio with the addition of the Qualcomm 5G DU X100 Accelerator Card.
The Qualcomm 5G DU X100 is designed to enable operators and infrastructure vendors the ability to readily reap the benefits of high performance, low latency and power efficient 5G, while accelerating the cellular ecosystem’s transition towards virtualised radio access networks.
Qualcomm said it expects to work with more than 30 carriers and telecommunications gear providers who have committed to using the faster variant of 5G networking technology.
Among them are China’s China Unicom, Chunghwa Telecom Company and Fibocom Wireless, as well as Germany’s Deutsche Telekom and Australia’s Telstra.
Qualcomm Technologies announced its second-generation Qualcomm 5G RAN Platform for Small Cells (FSM200xx), the industry’s first 3GPP Release 16 5G Open RAN platform. The new platform brings major enhancements to RF with its support for all commercial global mmWave and Sub-6 GHz bands, including the new n259 (41 GHz), n258(26 GHz) and FDD bands.
Qualcomm Technologies announced the expansion of its 5G RAN Platforms portfolio with the addition of the Qualcomm 5G DU X100 Accelerator Card.