MediaTek first unveils 5G test prototype with M70 baseband

Issuing time:2019-11-20 00:00

At the IC60 Special Exhibition on the Sixtieth Anniversary of Integrated Circuits held in Taiwan recently, MediaTek publicly took out its own 5G test prototype last time, equipped with the MediaTek M70 baseband, which is based on TSMC's 7nm process. There is a good improvement in fever control.

It is reported that MediaTek has been investing in 5G research and development for 5 years, and is committed to turning complex 5G technology into fingertip-sized chips. In this exhibition, 5G prototypes will be exhibited, which is a phased result of previous generation chips.

MediaTek's 5G prototype is not a single device, but a multi-device combination product system, because the development of 5G technology involves a series of technical breakthroughs from the launch end to the terminal.

According to the previously announced information, Helio M70 supports 5G NR new air interface, conforms to the 3GPP Release 15 independent networking specification, and has a higher download rate of 5Gbps. It will supply 5G chips for smartphones in 2019. .

MediaTek did not give a detailed introduction to the technical specifications of this prototype, but only said that this demonstration is the development of prototypes used in engineering testing, so that engineers can experience the feasibility of new 5G technologies, correct possible communication errors, and test design circuits. Whether the speed target value can be achieved, so the two "skylights" intentionally left on the back shell of the mobile phone are used to connect with the test platform.

MediaTek also pointed out that because 5G transmission speed is much faster than 4G, the circuit will generate a lot of heat during operation, so multiple fans were used on the prototype to cool down the heat, but the final 5G commercial equipment will have MediaTek ’s unique low-power design. fan.

MediaTek said that in the past five years, it has invested thousands of people in 5G-related research and development, participated in 5G standard formulation and decision-making, and successively obtained a number of 5G core technology patents, keeping pace with other major chip design manufacturers.

At the MWC 2018 conference in February this year, MediaTek also signed a memorandum of cooperation for the “5G Terminal Pioneer Program” with Huawei, Nokia, China Mobile, NTT Docomo and many other partners to promote 5G commercialization in 2020.

Xie Qingjiang, vice chairman of MediaTek, said that in the future, 5G will not only increase the speed of mobile Internet access by 10 times, but also have a breakthrough impact on technology in various fields such as cloud computing, connected cars and intelligent networking.

At present, various manufacturers have launched their own 5G basebands, including Qualcomm Snapdragon X50, Intel XMM 8060, Huawei Barron 5000, MediaTek Helio M70, Samsung Exynos Modem 5100, and mass production machines based on 5G communications will also be officially launched in 2019. .

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