MediaTek unveils their first mmWave modem M80 that can reach upto 7.67 Gbps downlink speeds


MediaTek just unveiled their first mmWave modem, the M80. It can hit peak speeds of 7.67 Gbps downlink and 3.76 Gbps uplink. It supports the sub-6 flavor of 5G as well, of course, but it’s mmWave that distinguishes it from the previous M70 modem.

It supports dual SIM operation where both SIM cards can be connected to NSA or SA networks and both can do calls using Voice over New Radio (VoNR). Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) is available for networks without dedicated 5G bands (DSS allows carriers to combine 4G and 5G on the same band).

Essential specs:
  • 3GPP Release 16 standard
  • Sub-6 GHz and mmWave dual connectivity and carrier aggregation
  • Up to 7.67 Gbps downlink and 3.76 Gbps uplink
  • 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
  • Standalone and non-standalone 5G network architectures
  • Dual 5G SIM (DSDS), dual NSA/SA, dual VoNR
  • MediaTek 5G UltraSave

Two features will dynamically tune the power configuration of the modem based on usage and network conditions. Those are UltraSave Network Environment Detection and UltraSave OTA Content Awareness.

Sample M80 modems will be sent to companies for testing later this year. Besides smartphones, the M80 will also be used in laptops, Mi-Fi hotspots, and other devices.

Source: MediaTek Blog
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