Qualcomm has officially unveiled the new mmWave 5G antenna. The new QTM052 mmWave antennas modules by the company enable high-speed swath of networking spectrum in mobile devices; or in simple word, 5G.
5G networks in mobile phone devices are believed to bring power, new form fact, and a lot of other advancements in them but require the development of several new standards; modems; and networking hardware in mobile phones. Thus, the introduction of this new QTM052 mmWave antenna modules from Qualcomm seems like a good forward leap in the development of mobile phones specifications to fit 5G networks in mobile devices.
Earlier in the Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm’s simulated test showed that users will already get higher speed with lower-bandwidth 5G solutions and so the mmWave network is a bonus. On the other hand, mobile phones need feasible mmWave hardware in order to support the mmWave network. Also, a mmWave portion of the spectrum is known to offer dramatically faster speed but on the other side transmits at shorter range and is easily blocked by walls or even hands of the mobile phone users while using the devices. But Qualcomm’s QTM052 mmWave antenna resolves these issues, says the company.
According to the Qualcomm, the penny-sized QTM052 antenna is an antenna array with four antennas that can accurately point towards the nearest 5G tower and even bounce the signals off the surrounding surfaces. Also, QTM052 antenna is small enough to fit in the mobile phones’ bezel and thus will not create a headache for the mobile phone manufacturers.
Again, Qualcomm’s X50 5G modem can support up to four antenna arrays, one for each side of the mobile phone and a total of 16 antennas as well as ensures that the signal is not blocked due to any hold made by users to their phones.
So the above description on Qualcomm’s mmWave antenna modules truly promises a lot but we’ may have to wait till the beginning of 2019 to show what it delivers.