MediaTek Reveals New M80 5G Modem That Works With mmWave and Sub-6 GHz 5G Networks
MediaTek has just announced the M80, their first-ever 5G modem. The new 5G modem combines both mmWave and sub-6 GHz 5G technologies onto a single chip. The new modem is capable of supporting ultra-fast speeds on both non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) architectures, with a peak rate of 7.67 Gbps in the downlink and 3.76 Gbps in the uplink. The M80 5G modem supports dual 5G SIM, dual 5G NSA and SA networks as well as dual Voice over New Radio (VoNR).
MediaTek M80 5G Modem: Making 5G more accessible
MediaTek says that their 5G modems are suitable for a range of devices which include smartphones, PCs, Mi-Fi hotspots, broadband customer premise equipment (CPE), industrial IoT applications and many more.
Furthermore, the new M80 5G modem has been tested against industry standards and offers support for a full range of radio access technologies including:
- 3GPP Release 16 standard
- Sub-6 GHz and mmWave dual connectivity and carrier aggregation
- 5G NR (FR1) with more than two carrier aggregation
- 5G mmWave (FR2) up to 8CC
- 5G carrier aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD + FDD)
- Dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) ready
MediaTek says that the new 5G modem is expected to be available sometime later in 2021. For a more detailed look at the new M80 5G modem, you can check out the official MediaTek newsroom right here.
Pokdepinion: This should make 5G connectivity a lot more accessible to smartphones in the future.