The chipmaker is unveiling future mobile modems that can reach insane data transfer speeds
No one is yet quite sure what exactly the world will look like in the fifth generation of cellular, which has been planned for many years but does not set official, final and agreed standards so far - although that does not prevent some of the world's largest technology companies from embarking on an arms race. From the cake of the media age of the next decade, when Intel Definitely in a very high place on this list.
The giant company has been cooperating for a while with other large companies as part of the development of test platforms and equipment Network For the generation that inherits theLTE Which is familiar to us today, and is now making the next significant leap forward and announcing its XMM 8060 modem, the first of the family to be dedicated to the various end products of the fifth generation.
The product in question will be commercially available only somewhere in 2019, combined with an XMM7360 modem for back-up support on 4G, 3G and 3G networks, but the very discovery of the product is another small and exciting step towards a new era in wireless communications that is becoming an increasingly central part of life. Of all of us with every passing day.
The XMM8060 modem is designed to be the first commercial product on the market that supports both the "classic" cellular frequencies we know today, at 6GHz and below, as well as the 28GHz millimeter wave spectrum (unlike Qualcomm's future X50 modem announced earlier this year for the Generation 5G), which is intended to be a new addition in the fifth generation that will give us unprecedented bandwidth and speeds - which is already reflected in this initial presentation, with a statement of Intel On the possibility of receiving download speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second (!), According to 4 than available in the most advanced fourth-generation modems today and more than the vast majority of modern home routers support. A promising future, we have already said?
Another future modem that Intel has already chosen to introduce at this stage is the XMM7660, which will take the fourth generation of cellular one step further by supporting end equipment in category 19 - for a maximum download speed of 1.6 GB per second, probably by storing a large amount of frequencies Various work combined with MIMO and QAM256 technologies for effective sending and encoding of information. The XMM7660 is also slated to be available in commercial online products during 2019 - perhaps as the swan song of what we know as the technologyLTEBefore the start of the transition to a fifth-generation world that will probably go into high gear at the beginning of the next decade.
All of this may sound far-fetched at the moment, but it is likely that like many other things in this life, these technologies will also become a part of our lives much faster than we think - and then we will no longer understand how we could once make do with tens or hundreds of megabits. In a second "only" like today.