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Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

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Pushing the possibilities.

In order to make a Gigabit Class LTE modem a reality, Qualcomm added a suite of enhancements – built on a foundation of commercially-proven Carrier Aggregation technology. The Snapdragon X16 LTE cellular modem employs sophisticated digital signal processing to pack more bits per transmission with 256-QAM, receives data on four antennas through 4x4 MIMO, and supports for up to 4x Carrier Aggregation — all of which come together to achieve download speeds of up to 1 Gbps.

Setting a global standard.

When you’re blazing new trails, you want to take the entire world with you. As the mobile industry’s first-announced LTE Advanced Pro modem, the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem supports Licensed Assisted Access (LAA), the global standard for deploying LTE in unlicensed spectrum. LAA vastly expands the number of operators around the globe that can offer Gigabit Class LTE service to their users by reducing the amount of licensed spectrum required.

More features. Less space.

As if being the first Gigabit Class LTE solution isn’t impressive enough, the Snapdragon X16 LTE modem also does it with less space than previously required. Thanks to the new Qualcomm WTR5975 RF transceiver, a collection of advanced features and comprehensive band support, including 3.5 GHz and unlicensed 5 GHz, are now integrated into a single RF chip. A new digital interconnect interface between the transceiver and the modem simplify PCB layout to facilitate the implementation of the X16 LTE modem’s advanced features for OEMs, and to free up valuable board space that can be utilized for larger batteries or more streamlined design.

Specifications

Cellular Modem

Chipset: Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem

LTE Category: LTE Category 16 (downlink), LTE Category 13 (uplink)

Downlink Features: 4x20 MHz carrier aggregation, Up to 256-QAM, Up to 4x4 MIMO on two carriers, Maximum 10 spatial streams

Uplink Features: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+, 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation, Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams, Up to 64-QAM, Uplink data compression

Peak Download Speed: 1 Gbps

Peak Upload Speed: 150 Mbps

Supported Cellular Technologies: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LAA, LTE Broadcast, WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE

Multi SIM: LTE + W/G/1x Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)

Next-generation Calling Services: VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G, HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS), CSFB to 3G and 2G

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    Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem
    LTE Category 16 (downlink)
    LTE Category 13 (uplink)
    4x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 256-QAM
    Up to 4x4 MIMO on two carriers
    Maximum 10 spatial streams
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
    2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams
    Up to 64-QAM
    Uplink data compression
    1 Gbps
    150 Mbps
    LTE FDD
    LTE TDD
    LAA
    LTE Broadcast
    WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA)
    TD-SCDMA
    CDMA 1x
    EV-DO
    GSM/EDGE
    LTE + W/G/1x Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
    VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G
    HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
    CSFB to 3G and 2G
    Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem
    LTE Category 20
    7x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 256-QAM
    Up to 4x4 MIMO on five carriers
    Full-Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO)
    Maximum 20 spatial streams
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
    3x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 256-QAM
    Up to 2x 106Mbps LTE streams
    Uplink data compression
    2 Gbps
    316 Mbps
    LTE FDD
    LTE TDD including CBRS support
    LAA
    LTE Broadcast
    WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA)
    TD-SCDMA
    CDMA 1x
    EV-DO
    GSM/EDGE
    Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)
    LTE Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)+LAA
    VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G
    HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
    CSFB to 3G and 2G
    Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem
    LTE Category 18 (downlink)
    LTE Category 13 (uplink)
    5x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 256-QAM
    Up to 4x4 MIMO on three carriers
    Maximum 12 spatial streams
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
    2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams
    Up to 64-QAM
    Uplink data compression
    1.2 Gbps
    150 Mbps
    LTE FDD
    LTE TDD including CBRS support
    LAA
    LTE Broadcast
    WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA)
    TD-SCDMA
    CDMA 1x
    EV-DO
    GSM/EDGE
    Dual SIM Dual VoLTE (DSDV)
    VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G
    HD and Ultra HD Voice (EVS)
    CSFB to 3G and 2G
    Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem
    Snapdragon 821 processor
    Snapdragon 820 processor
    Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform
    Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform
    LTE Category 13 (uplink)
    LTE Category 12 (downlink)
    3x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 256-QAM
    Up to 4x4 MIMO on one carrier
    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Upload+
    2x20 MHz carrier aggregation
    Up to 2x 75Mbps LTE streams
    Up to 64-QAM
    Uplink data compression
    600 Mbps
    150 Mbps
    LTE FDD
    LTE TDD
    LTE-U
    LWA
    LTE Broadcast
    WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA)
    TD-SCDMA
    CDMA 1x
    EV-DO
    GSM/EDGE
    LTE Dual SIM Dual Standby (DSDS)
    VoLTE with SRVCC to 3G and 2G
    Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWiFi) with LTE call continuity
    Native HD video calling
    HD Voice over 3G and VoLTE
    CSFB to 3G and 2G