Snapdragon X35: New 5G NR-Light Modem for NB-IoT devices optimized for power efficiency

Published  February 13, 2023   0
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Snapdragon X35: 5G NR-Light Modem

Snapdragon X35, NR-Light — known as RedCap for "reduced capability" introduced in 3GPP Release 17 — brings a new class of 5G that bridges the complexity gap between high-speed mobile broadband devices and extremely low-bandwidth NB-IOT devices. NR-Light devices can be smaller, more cost-efficient, and provide longer battery life than traditional mobile broadband devices, thanks to their reduced complexity. 

World’s first 5G NR-light modem-RF with optimized design

Snapdragon X35 is the world’s first release 17 NR-Light modem, ushering in a new era of 5G and expanding into a wide spectrum of use cases, including smartwatches, AR glasses, entry-level broadband, and more.

Striking the ideal balance between robust capability and low complexity, Snapdragon X35 unites power efficiency, advanced performance, and a streamlined footprint — enabling OEMs to create compact devices that harness and expand the 5G ecosystem.

Breakthrough performance at low power consumption

Our new integrated modem-RF system is optimized for power consumption and performance so modems can do more with less. 

Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF brings an arsenal of advanced modem-RF technologies aimed to significantly reduce power consumption, enhance 5G coverage, lower latency, and improve uplink speeds.

Advanced features include:

  • Qualcomm® QET5100 Envelope Tracking 
  • Qualcomm® Smart Transmit™ Technology
  • Qualcomm® 5G Ultra-Low Latency Suite
  • Qualcomm® 5G PowerSave Gen 4

Harnessing impressive battery efficiency, enhanced 5G coverage, and incredible location accuracy, Snapdragon X35 enables compact 5G devices to work longer and from more places across the globe. Plus, boosted uplink speeds with low latency offer real-time experiences in a fast-paced, rapidly changing world.