15:19 | 13/05/2022 Science - Technology
As 5G proliferates beyond the smartphone, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. has acted as a catalyst in enabling 5G to scale and revolutionize the robotics industry.
At the annual Qualcomm® 5G Summit event, the Company is unveiling an expanded roadmap of cutting-edge 5G and edge-AI robotics solutions with the introduction of the Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and the Qualcomm RB5 AMR Reference Design.
Qualcomm Technologies latest advanced edge-AI and robotics solutions will support the creation of more productive, autonomous, and advanced robots. The solutions will help unlock new commercial realities including AMRs, delivery robots, highly automated manufacturing robots, collaborative robots, UAM aircrafts, industrial drone infrastructure, autonomous defense solutions, and beyond.
The Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform and the Qualcomm RB5 AMR Reference Design will support evolving applications for OEMs and robot manufacturers looking to integrate ground robots in industrial use cases across sectors including government service applications, logistics, healthcare, retail, warehousing, agriculture, construction, utilities, and more. The new solutions will accelerate the digital transformation of industries and serve as a key enabler for Industry 4.0.
At the same event, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced new capabilities and milestones for the Snapdragon® X70 5G Modem-RF System. These accomplishments build upon the fifth-generation 5G modem-toantenna solution announced in February at MWC Barcelona. Harnessing the power of AI for breakthrough 5G performance with 10 Gigabit 5G downloads, incredible upload speeds, low latency, coverage, and power efficiency, Snapdragon X70 offers ultimate flexibility to global 5G operators to maximize spectrum resources for the best possible 5G connectivity. Snapdragon X70 provides advanced capabilities such as Qualcomm® 5G AI Suite, Qualcomm® 5G Ultra-Low Latency Suite, Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave Gen 3, uplink carrier aggregation, standalone mmWave and 4X sub-6 carrier aggregation to achieve unmatched 5G performance.
“Snapdragon X70 gives operators the ability to deliver extreme 5G capacity, multi-Gigabit data speeds, and new use cases across devices from smartphones to laptops, fixed wireless access equipment, industrial machines, and more,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, Cellular Modems and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We look forward to working with industry leaders to advance 5G to power best-in-class connectivity experiences at the connected intelligent edge and transform industries across consumer, enterprise and industrial settings.”
|Qualcomm Robotics RB6 Platform|
Meanwhile, in the same day, Viettel Group and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced plans to collaborate and develop a next-generation 5G Radio Unit (RU) with massive MIMO capabilities and distributed units (DUs). This focuses on helping to fast track the development and roll out of 5G network infrastructure and services in Vietnam and globally.
Using the Qualcomm® X100 5G RAN Accelerator Card and Massive MIMO Qualcomm® QRU100 5G RAN Platform combined with Viettel High Technology’s advanced hardware and software systems will help Viettel to accelerate the development and commercialization of high-performance Open RAN massive MIMO solutions, simplify network deployment and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
Combining Viettel’s telecommunications infrastructure development expertise with Qualcomm Technologies’ technology leadership in developing high performance and low power Application-Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) 5G solutions for device and infrastructure products will advance the cellular ecosystem and accelerating the innovation cycle.
“Viettel has been a pioneer in adopting new telecommunications technologies including 5G. We are delighted to have Qualcomm Technologies as a key technology provider in our 5G gNodeB project,” said Nguyen Vu Ha, general director, Viettel High Technology. “This collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Viettel Group will be the cornerstone of Vietnam’s national strategy for Made in Vietnam 5G infrastructure.”
“Qualcomm Technologies, as a global technology leader in 5G, is looking forward to collaborating with Viettel for the development of Open RAN solutions that will establish the foundation for Vietnam’s next-generation of wireless networks,” said Durga Malladi, senior vice president and general manager, Cellular Modems and Infrastructure, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “This collaboration will demonstrate the scalability of Qualcomm Technologies’ horizontal platform for vertical integration in the ORAN infrastructure ecosystem and we are pleased to offer high performance, power efficient Modem-RF technology that supports the performance demands needed to bring rapid speeds and expanded use cases of 5G networks to consumers.”