In order to take the fight to Qualcomm, the Intel XMM 7560 modem has been released which can deliver groundbreaking download and uploads speeds when used in mobile devices. These will be used in upcoming smartphones and other portable devices as well.
Qualcomm has been powering mobile devices in the past but now it seems that Intel is looking to get a piece of the pie.
The Intel XMM 7560 modem is made on the 14nm architecture which means that it can be installed in thinner phones and that it will consume less power. Intel XMM 7560 modem is the first to support Nokia’s LTE Standard Pro. In theory, it can achieve 1Gb/s download mark and 225Mb/s uploading speeds.
Having said that, real world performance may vary according to conditions. As this has been designed with mobile platforms and power saving in mind it is possible that we will be able to see this modem in wearable tech somewhere down the line.
Intel XMM 7560 Modem Features
The features of the Intel XMM 7560 modem are as follows:
- Supports 3GPP Rel-13
- MIMO support – downlink: 2 x 2, 4 x 2, 8 x 2, 4 x 4, 8 x 4
- LAA – LTE/Wi-Fi link aggregation
- Network Assisted Interference Cancellation and Suppression (NAICS) support
- Carrier aggregation support across TDD and FDD spectrum
- Supports downlink aggregation of four non-contiguous bands up to 100 MHz
- Multi-SIM support including LTE/LTE combinations
As of right now, we do not know when the Intel XMM 7560 modem will be available but we do know that samples will be available in the first half of 2016 so that could mean that the modem will be ready by then. When these products will be used in actual devices we are not sure.
Let us know what you think about the Intel XMM 7560 modem and whether or not you will like to have it in your next smartphone of choice.