Qualcomm Technologies Inc. has launched the Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G M.2 Reference Designs to accelerate 5G adoption across industry segments, including PCs, Always-Connected PCs (ACPCs), laptops, customer premises equipment (CPEs), XR, gaming, and other mobile broadband (MBB) devices.
The new reference designs are powered by the Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G Modem-RF Systems, supporting unmatched spectrum aggregation, global 5G sub-6 and extended-range mmWave, and high power-efficiency. Built on the world’s first 10 Gigabit 5G solution, the Snapdragon X65 5G M.2 Reference Design brings state-of-the-art 5G capabilities to OEMs across mobile broadband product categories. These reference designs for a plug-and-play M.2 form factor allow OEMs to reduce time to launch for high-performance 5G-enabled products.
“We’ve seen a dramatic growth in data consumption as a result of remote work and higher mobility. To help meet this data demand and create exciting new products and experiences, our new 5G M.2 Reference Designs tackle many 5G design complexities upfront so that OEMs don’t have to,” said Durga Malladi, Qualcomm’s senior vice president and general manager for 4G/5G. “Qualcomm Technologies is committed to leading the acceleration and expansion of 5G beyond smartphones. We’ve built world-class engineering and customer service teams dedicated to 5G mobile broadband to equip customers with advanced reference designs. We are empowering the ecosystem to bring next generation Release 16 5G products as early as late 2021 and helping create new business opportunities across computing, CPEs, XR, gaming, industrial IoT and beyond.”
Now more than ever, consumers demand more and expect more from their devices. The new reference designs bring cutting edge global 5G capabilities in an easy-to-use form factor and interface. This allows OEMs across multiple verticals to fast-track sub-6 and mmWave 5G-enabled devices in additional segments such as PCs, ACPCs, laptops, CPEs, XR, and gaming devices.