Samsung has officially put its multi-mode 5G Exynos modems into mass production. Specifically, the Korean electronics giant’s 5G multi-mode Exynos chipset.
The new 5G multi-mode chipset comprises the Exynos Modem 5100 single-chip radio frequency transceiver, the Exynos RF 5500, supply modulator solution, Exynos SM 5800, a new sub 6GHz spectrum radio. Along with legacy radio access technologies that Samsung says will provide mobile device manufacturers with “optimum network communication solutions for the 5G era”.
Of all the chipsets within the new multi-mode chipset, the chipsets that deserve some attention are the Exynos RF 5500 and SM 5800. Both chipsets were initially introduced during the International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISCCC) last February. Technically, the Exynos RF 5500 comes with 14 receiver paths for download, along with 4×4 Multiple Inputs, Multiple Outputs (MIMO). Plus a 256 QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) scheme that would maximise data transfer rate over 5G.
The Exynos SM 5800 is a low-power modulator solution. As mentioned earlier, it has sub-6GHz spectrum radio, supporting up to 100MHz ET bandwidths. Additionally, the SM 5800 also features a 30% better power efficiency compared to previous RF chipsets.
Samsung did not specify when its new 5G multi-mode Exynos chipset will be ready. However, given that the chipset has already entered mass production, there is the possibility that we could see it make its debut with the brand’s yet-to-be-released Galaxy Note 10.