Qualcomm debuted at MWCS 2018
MWCS2018 was held in Shanghai on June 27-29. As an important player in the field of information and communication, Qualcomm has brought a variety of products and solutions to the MWCS2018. In terms of mobile technology upgrades, Qualcomm demonstrated the 5G field that has been deeply cultivated for many years; in terms of mobile processing platform, Qualcomm released three mobile platforms, namely Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429, all of which support AI; In terms of Qualcomm, it demonstrated the important exploration of the Internet of Things and launched the first platform for 4G connected children's watches. In terms of cool application innovation, Qualcomm demonstrated all aspects of XR, AI and other applications, and introduced the first XR dedicated platform - XR1.
5G is the deserved star of MWCS2018. Just before the opening of MWCS2018, 3GPP passed the 5G SA standard, which means that 3GPP has completed the first phase of the global 5G standard. If the 5G is compared to a relay race, then the first stick of technology development and standards has been completed, the entire industry is ready, and commercial is about to start. Qualcomm President Christiano Amon said: "The mobile communications industry is undergoing many evolutions and changes, the most important of which is the evolution towards 5G. This is a very exciting time for Qualcomm, MWCS and China. ”
Qualcomm is one of the important contributors to 5G's basic technology. It has been researching and developing 5G technology many years ago, and has been actively cooperating with industry chain partners, and has been at the forefront in promoting the commercialization of 5G new air interface. On the MWCS2018, the high-generic 5G NR prototype system, 5G test platform, and 5G reference design showcased part of its development in the 5G field.
The world's first officially released 5G data connection and the world's first 3GPP R15-based end-to-end 5G new air interface system interoperability are all from Qualcomm and industry partners. The 5G new air interface system interworking is the basis for supporting the interconnection between the terminal, the access network and the core network, and is also an important step for the 5G commercialization and large-scale deployment. On the Qualcomm booth, Qualcomm demonstrated its 5G NR prototype system and 5G interconnection demonstrations with network equipment vendors such as Ericsson, Nokia and Huawei. Just a few days before the launch of MWCS2018, Qualcomm and Datang Mobile jointly announced that the two parties will cooperate on the 5G new air interface interoperability test in the 3.5GHz band based on the 3GPP Release 15 standard. At this point, Qualcomm has completed or is conducting system interoperability testing of 5G new air interface with almost all major system equipment manufacturers around the world.
In order to showcase the future 5G user experience, Qualcomm demonstrated the industry's first 5G new air interface network and terminal simulation experiment in Frankfurt, Germany and San Francisco, USA, a few months ago. On the MWCS2018, Qualcomm demonstrated a real-world network simulation experiment recently completed in Tokyo, Japan, simulating a 5G new air interface network with independent networking, demonstrating significant 5G user experience gains through predictions of true performance of 5G, for mobile ecosystems. Good preparation. Through comparison of three locations, Qualcomm conducted 5G new air interface network and terminal simulation experiments in representative regions of North America, Europe and Asia, and verified the performance of 5G in different networks. The results show that 5G can achieve the expected results, demonstrating the huge potential of 5G.
5G smartphone will be available in the first half of 2019
"The world's first" of course also includes Snapdragon's X50 5G chipset released in 2016. It is the industry's first 5G new air interface multimode modem that supports 2G/3G/4G/5G multimode functionality on a single chip.
At present, 20 OEMs around the world are working hard to develop based on this first commercially released 5G modem. It is expected that the first batch of 5G data terminals will be seen in some markets in late December this year, and the 5G smartphones from OEMs will be seen as early as March-April 2019.
In addition, 18 operators worldwide including China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom are also using the Qualcomm Xiaolong X50 5G modem to support the ongoing 5G new air move test, including below 6 GHz and millimeter wave band.
5G will be an era of closer cooperation in the industry chain. Qualcomm announced the “5G pilot plan” with leading Chinese manufacturers at the beginning of this year. According to Qualcomm President Christiano Amon, Qualcomm has already cooperated with Chinese partners on the program and achieved several important milestones. Six months ago, Qualcomm helped millet into the European market, and now Xiaomi has gained more than 50% market share in Spain. Last month, Amon also attended the new product launch conference held in Paris by OPPO entering the European market. In addition, Qualcomm has successfully cooperated with vivo to develop a 5G millimeter wave antenna array for mobile phones. In the future, Qualcomm will continue to provide Chinese manufacturers with the platform needed to develop top-level and global 5G commercial terminals, and jointly promote innovation with the entire industry chain. On this MWCS18, Qualcomm also acts as a member of China Mobile's “5G Terminal Pioneer Program” and works with industry partners to accelerate the launch of 5G terminal products.
Launched three new mobile platforms to enhance terminal performance
The mobile platform is the advantage area of Qualcomm. Qualcomm displayed a number of smart phones equipped with its mobile platform at the booth to attract visitors to stop and watch. It is worth mentioning that Qualcomm is constantly bringing more top-level technology enhancements to other levels of the Snapdragon mobile platform to help transform the user experience of the mass market.
“The Qualcomm Snapdragon mobile platform mainly has 800/600/400 and 200 series. The Snapdragon 600 series has been popular in the market as a high-end mobile mobile platform. The Snapdragon 400 series is a popular product that meets the needs of the mass market. Cost-effective and practical, consumer-loving products," said Zhang Yun, senior director of Qualcomm's product market.
During the MWCS2018, Qualcomm announced the launch of three new Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 and 400 products - the Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 mobile platforms, designed to bring higher performance and better performance to the best-selling Snapdragon product hierarchy. Battery life, more efficient design, outstanding graphics and artificial intelligence.
Among them, the new Snapdragon 632 provides many of the most popular mobile experiences, including mainstream game support, 4K video capture, AI and extreme speed LTE, and has the right price. The Snapdragon 632 with advanced FinFET process technology achieves a 40% performance improvement over the Snapdragon 626. The new Snapdragon 439 and 429 mobile platforms are designed to provide a popular mobile experience for price-sensitive mass market consumers, supporting AI capabilities for enhanced shooting, voice and security experiences. The Snapdragon 439 and 429 mobile platforms offer up to 25% higher CPU performance and energy efficiency than the Snapdragon 429 and Snapdragon 425.
Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are software compatible with each other and are also compatible with Snapdragon 626, 625 and 450. The Snapdragon 439 is compatible with the 429 pin and is software compatible. Commercial terminals equipped with Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 are expected to be launched in the second half of this year.
According to statistics, as of March 31, 2018, global OEMs have released more than 1,350 commercial terminals based on the Snapdragon 600 series mobile platform, and more than 2,300 commercial terminals based on the Snapdragon 400 series mobile platform. The next-generation platform will bring significant improvements to the already successful and feature-rich platforms.
Expand IoT applications, launch 2G modules that can be upgraded remotely and new wearable platforms
The current Internet of Things is an area of great concern to the industry. In the field of Internet of Things, Qualcomm has demonstrated C-V2X, smart cities, and wearable devices.
At MWCS2018, Qualcomm announced a partnership with Wisdom Cloud, Shandong Mobile and Mobile Communications to create a breakthrough IoT development solution by providing the world's first commercial 2G cellular module that can be remotely upgraded to LTE IoT. This means that developers and manufacturers don't have to worry about the current 2G modem technology being phased out or shutting down the network, because it is expected to use the widely available modem upgrade feature of Qualcomm Wireless Edge Services in the first half of 2019, activated by OTA. The mode supports NB-IoT or eMTC.
In the smart wear field, Qualcomm announced the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 2500 dedicated platform for the first platform for 4G connected children's watches. Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform is designed to provide a strong foundation for children's watch products, including longer battery life, integrated sensor hub with pre-optimized algorithms, low-power position tracking, the company's fifth-generation 4G LTE modem, and Version optimized for Android. The Snapdragon Wear 2500 platform can be built into a variety of client terminals to help children stay in touch with their families, get rich multimedia content and learn from them, grow up with friends, and stay healthy and active every day.
The launch of the Snapdragon Wear 2500 dedicated platform will promote the development of the 4G children's watch segment. It is reported that Qualcomm is working with a number of ODM manufacturers on the design of 4G children's watches. Intrinsyc, a key contributor to this work, will offer system-level modules based on Snapdragon Wear 2500, which is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2018.
AI and XR create a cool experience for users
In terms of cool application innovation, Qualcomm has demonstrated the application of XR and AI in all aspects.
In the AI field, Qualcomm has launched three generations of AI platforms, and announced the artificial intelligence engine AI Engine earlier this year. The artificial intelligence engine AI Engine consists of multiple hardware and software, which can accelerate the terminal side artificial intelligence user experience in Xiaolong Implementation of the 800 top series, Snapdragon 710 and 660 mobile platforms. At this conference, Qualcomm also demonstrated the latest terminal-side AI results achieved by a number of partners through the use of Qualcomm's artificial intelligence engine AI Engine, and three new products of the Snapdragon 600 and 400 tiers released during the conference - The Snapdragon 632, 439 and 429 mobile platforms will also support artificial intelligence, bringing performance and energy efficiency improvements to the mass smartphone market.
"XR" includes augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality (MR), and all related use cases. XR will transform the way we live, work, play and socialize into the next generation of mobile computing platforms. As of 2018, there have been a number of terminals in the industry dedicated to XR, AR and VR experiences, such as Oculus Go, Xiaomi VR All-in-One, HTC VIVE Focus, and Lenovo Mirage Solo, all of which are built for the VR experience. terminal.