Built on 10-nanometer (nm) process technology, the new single-chip Exynos Modem 5100 5G modem also supports legacy radio access technologies.
"Samsung's leadership in communication technologies and market-proven knowledge allowed us to develop the industry's first 5G modem, the Exynos Modem 5100, which fully complies with the latest 3GPP standards," says Dr. Inyup Kang, president and head of System LSI Business at Samsung Electronics.
The Exynos Modem 5100 supports both sub-6-GHz and mmWave spectrums specified in 3GPP's 5G standard as well as legacy networks, including 2G GSM/CDMA, 3G WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, and 4G LTE. It delivers a maximum downlink speed of up to 2 Gbps in 5G's sub-6-GHz settings and 6 Gbps in mmWave settings. Fast and stable data communication can also be secured in 4G networks with the downlink speed of 1.6 Gbps.
Exynos Modem 5100 is also offered with radio-frequency IC (RFIC), envelope tracking (ET), and power management IC (PMIC), and will be available by the end of 2018.