Qualcomm QTM052: Mobile makers invest years of work to develop miniatures of various spare parts. The upcoming 5G technology, for example, before launching on the market, requires research into the creation of tiny tools to help it.
A few months before CES, Qualcomm he said today it has managed to achieve a reduction of 25 percent in the size of 5G antennas.
Qualcomm showed its first QTM052 antenna millimeters (mmWave) in July, but their size was disappointing. The antennas were designed to be combined with the company's Snapdragon X50 5G modem. Each antenna can be used in 26.5-29.5 GHz, 27.5-28.35 GHz or 37-40 GHz mmWave bands, although Qualcomm said device manufacturers could include up to four such antennas to prevent signal loss on mobile devices .
But device manufacturers are trying to save as much space as possible and of course would choose a single 5G antenna unit for the ever-shrinking designs of modern smartphones.
Today's announcement shows that Qualcomm and its partners have had impressive results. Not only with the size but also with the functionality of the antenna. By reducing the size of the antenna by a quarter, Qualcomm gives manufacturers the volume that would require four antennas to use it for a larger battery or to reduce the size of the device.
Qualcomm's QTM052 mmWave antennas will be launched with 5Gs at the beginning of 2019.