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Samsung unveiled new chips to enhance next-gen 5G RAN solutions

On June 23, 2021, Samsung introduced a variety of new chipsets, which will be installed into the next generation 5G solutions. The new 3GPP Rel.16 compliant chipsets include a 3rd gen mmWave Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit chip, a 2nd gen 5G modem SoC and a Digital Front End (DFE)-RFIC integrated chip.

The Korean tech giant confirmed that it will power the next-generation products for 5G build-out including the next generation 5G Compact Macro, Massive MIMO radios, and baseband units. However, these solutions will be commercially available next year.

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As scheduled, Samsung held the “Samsung Networks: Redefined” event to introduce new solutions and notable 5G accomplishments for network transformation. At the event, the company highlighted its experience in developing in-house chipsets for over 20 years.

According to Samsung, the new chipsets are designed to take Samsung’s next-generation 5G lineup to a new level by increasing power efficiency, boosting performance, and reducing the size of the 5G solutions.

Samsung’s newly-introduced chips-

3rd Generation mmWave RFIC:

The new 3rd generation RFIC chip supports both 28GHz and 39GHz spectrums that will be implemented in Samsung’s next-gen 5G Compact Macro. The chip consists of advanced technology that reduces antenna size by nearly 50% to maximize the 5G radio’s interior space.

2nd Generation 5G Modem SoC:

Samsung’s 2nd generation chipsets will let its future baseband unit have twice the capacity while cutting power consumption in half per cell, in comparison to the previous generation.

DFE-RFIC Integrated Chip:

This new chip combines RFIC and DFE functions for sub-6GHz and millimeter wave spectrum. By integrating these functions, the chip not only doubles the frequency bandwidth but also reduces the size and increases the output power of Samsung’s next-generation solutions, including 5G compact macros.

Samsung Chipsets for 5G Network Solutions [Infographic]

James Lee Taylor
James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Samsung Galaxy S4 and continue to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

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