Samsung unveils 6CA LTE modem with speeds of 1.2 Gbps


Samsung showcases 6CA LTE modem tech

Samsung Electronics has developed LTE modem technology that can achieve a maximum downlink speed of 1.2Gbps.

Earlier this year, the Samsung Exynos 9 Series (8895) chipset presented its Cat.16 LTE modem with 1 gigabit (Gb) downlink speed and the industry's first 5CA support. Samsung also notes that this new tech managed to achieve a maximum downlink speed of 1.2Gbps (gigabits per second), we're looking at Cat.

The firm's next mobile processors support 6CA, or carrier aggregation, which aggregates six bandwidths to boost data transmit speeds.

Samsung has just announced a brand new, ultra-fast LTE modem.

Citing the research conducted by Japan-based Anritsu, Samsung Electronics said the 6CA 1.2 Gbps modem technology is 20 percent faster than existing solutions. The speed improvement was driven by its 256-QAM (Quadrature Amplitude Modulation) downlink technology coupled with adoption of 4×4 Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) scheme. Also, it applied Licensed-Assisted Access (eLAA) technology to allow telecommunications operators fully utilize both licensed and unlicensed radio-frequency spectrum.

Samsung's mobile processor adopting the new Cat.18 6CA-supported LTE modem technology is expected to be in mass production by the end of this year. Samsung said the latest modem positions it well for the upcoming 5G era.

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