Samsung and Anritsu claim 1.2 Gbps with 6 carrier aggregation

Posted August 01, 2017

Today, Samsung revealed that its next-generation mobile processors will include a new LTE modem that could achieve download speeds as fast as 1.2 Gbps. It will also enable buffer-less video calls and mobile live-broadcasting. CA comes with a mixture of components like- various bandwidths, improving data transfer rates and network performance.

Samsung's Exynos 9 Series (8895), the chip that powered some versions of the Galaxy S8 and S8+, featured a Cat.16 LTE modem sporting downlink speeds of 1.0 gigabits per second courtesy of 5CA technology. While on the Uplink feature it has 2×20 MHz carrier aggregation, 2x 75Mbps LTE streams, 64-QAM, and Upload Speed of 150 Mbps.

Samsung Electronics developed 6CA modem technology which is the first in the industry to bundle six frequency bands to support stabler and faster data communication.

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Test and measurement company Anritsu is the technology partner for Samsung.

Samsung has announced its next Exynos chipset, bound for the Galaxy S9, will pack an LTE modem capable of 1.2Gbps download speeds.

In addition to carrier aggregation, the modem supports 4×4 Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output antenna design and the higher-order 256 quadrature amplitude modulation scheme.

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A mobile processor using the new LTE modem is expected to reach mass production by the end of 2017.

Of course, if you're in the USA, you'll still most likely be getting the Qualcomm versions of Samsung's handsets, but that's OK.

Woonhaing Hur, VP of Systems LSI Protocol Development, Samsung Electronics said: "With the increase of high-quality online content services, the demand for high-performance LTE modems continue to rise as well".

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