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The Qualcomm Snapdragon LTE modems are a series of 4G LTE, LTE Advanced and LTE Advanced Pro modems found in many phones, tablets, laptops, watches and even cars.

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Qualcomm GobiEdit

The Qualcomm Gobi series was their modem branding before they switched to the X-series.[1][2]

Modem class 3G 3G+/4G 4G LTE 4G LTE Adv.
Peak data rate (Mb/s) 3.6 14.4 28.8 42 84 100 150
Modems MDM6270 MDM6200

MDM6600

MDM8200A MDM8215

MDM8220

MDM8225 MDM9200

MDM9215

MDM9600

MDM9615

MDM9225

MDM9625

Qualcomm X-seriesEdit

The Qualcomm Snapdragon X-series modems are the current line-up of LTE/5G modems.[3]

Snapdragon X5 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast[4]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (3C-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, HSUPA), WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 4 (150 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 4 (50 Mbit/s). 1x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 16-QAM
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X5 LTE Modem, Snapdragon 616 processor, Snapdragon 415 processor, Snapdragon 412 processor and Snapdragon 212 processor

Snapdragon X6 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast[5]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 4 (150 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 5 (75 Mbit/s). 1x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon 430 processor, Snapdragon 429 Mobile Platform and Snapdragon 439 Mobile Platform

Snapdragon X7 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast[6]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (3C-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, HSUPA), WCDMA (DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 6 (300 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 4 (50 Mbit/s). 1x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 16-QAM
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X7 LTE Modem

Snapdragon X8 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast[7]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 6 (300 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 6 (100 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 16-QAM
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon 617 processor, Snapdragon 650 processor and Snapdragon 652 processor

Snapdragon X9 LTE modemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast[8]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 12 (300 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 13 (150 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon 625 processor, Snapdragon 626 processor, Snapdragon 435 processor, Snapdragon 427 processor, Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform and Snapdragon 653 Mobile Platform

Snapdragon X10 LTE modemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE Broadcast[9]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 9 (450 Mbit/s). 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 4 (50 Mbit/s). 1x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 16-QAM
  • Chipsets:Snapdragon 810 processor and Snapdragon 808 processor

Snpdragon X12 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LTE-U, LWA, LTE Broadcast[10]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 12 (600 Mbit/s). 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Maximum 6 spatial streams. Up to 64-QAM. Up to 4x4 MIMO on one carrier
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 13 (150 Mbit/s). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Samsung 14nm LPP process
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X12 LTE Modem, Snapdragon 820/821 processor, Snapdragon 660 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon 630 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon 636 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon 670 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon 675 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon 665 Mobile Platform

Snapdragon X16 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD, LAA, LTE Broadcast[11]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 16 (1000 Mbps). 4x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Maximum 10 spatial streams. Up to 256-QAM. Up to 4x4 MIMO on two carriers
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 13 (150 Mbps). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X16 LTE Modem, Snapdragon 835 processor

Snapdragon X20 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, LAA, LTE Broadcast[12]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 18 (1200 Mbps). 5x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Maximum 12 spatial streams. Up to 256-QAM. Up to 4x4 MIMO on three carriers
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 13 (150 Mbps). 2x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 64-QAM
  • Samsung 10nm LPE process
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X20 LTE Modem, Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform

Snapdragon X24 LTE ModemEdit

  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, LAA, LTE Broadcast[13]
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 20 (2000 Mbps). 7x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Maximum 20 spatial streams. Up to 256-QAM. Up to 4x4 MIMO on five carriers, Full-Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO)
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 13 (316 Mbps). 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 256-QAM
  • TSMC 7nm FinFET process
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X24 LTE Modem, Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon 8cx

Snapdragon X50 5G ModemEdit

  • 5G Technology: 5G NR[14]
  • 5G Spectrum: mmWave, sub-6 GHz
  • 5G Modes: TDD, NSA (non-standalone)
  • 5G mmWave specs: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2x2 MIMO
  • 5G sub-6 GHz specs: 100 MHz bandwidth, 4x4 MIMO
  • mmWave Features: Dual-layer polarization in downlink and uplink, Beam forming, Beam steering, Beam tracking
  • 5G Peak Download Speed: 5 Gbps
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X50 5G Modem

Snapdragon X55 5G ModemEdit

  • 5G Technology: 5G NR FDD, 5G NR TDD, SA, NSA[15]
  • 5G Spectrum: mmWave, sub-6 GHz, 5G/4G spectrum sharing
  • 5G Modes: FDD, TDD, SA (standalone), NSA (non-standalone)
  • 5G mmWave specs: 800 MHz bandwidth, 8 carriers, 2x2 MIMO
  • 5G sub-6 GHz specs: 200 MHz bandwidth, 4x4 MIMO
  • 5G Peak Download Speed: 7 Gbps
  • 5G Peak Upload Speed: 3 Gbps
  • 5G RF: 100 MHz envelope tracking, Adaptive antenna tuning
  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD including CBRS support, LAA, LTE Broadcast
  • Cellular Technology: WCDMA (DB-DC-HSDPA, DC-HSUPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA 1x, EV-DO, GSM/EDGE
  • Downlink LTE: LTE Category 22 (2500 Mbps). 7x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Maximum 24 spatial streams. Up to 1024--QAM. Up to 4x4 MIMO on five carriers, Full-Dimension MIMO (FD-MIMO)
  • Uplink LTE: LTE Category 13 (316 Mbps). 3x20 MHz carrier aggregation. Up to 256-QAM
  • TSMC 7nm FinFET process
  • Chipsets: Snapdragon X55 5G Modem

Table of Snapdragon X-series modemsEdit

Modem Class X5 X6 X7 X8 X9 X10 X12 X16 X20 X24[16] X50[17] X55[18]
LTE Category (down / up) 4 4 / 5 6 7 7 / 13 9 12 / 13 16 / 13 18 / 13 20 NA 22
Peak LTE speeds down (Mbit/s)

Peak LTE speed up (Mbit/s)

150 300 450 600 1000 1200 2000 NA 2500
50 75 50 100 150 50 150 316 NA 316
Peak 5G speeds down (Mbit/s) NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 5000 7000
Peak 5G speeds up (Mbit/s) NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 3000
LTE/5G Class LTE (4G) LTE Advanced (4G+) LTE Advanced Pro (4.5G) 5G LTE Advanced Pro (4.5G)/5G
Snapdragon SoCs 210, 212, 412, 415, 616 430 - 617, 650, 652 (integrated) 427, [19]435, 625, 626, 653 (integrated) 808, 810 (integrated) 630, 660, 820, 821,[20] 636[21] (integrated) 835 (integrated) 845 (integrated) 855 (integrated) 855 (separate) 8cx (separate)
Modems MDM9628

MDM9625

MDM9320

MDM9225

- MDM9635M

MDM9235M

MDM9630

MDM9330

MDM9230

- MDM9645

MDM9640

MDM9340

MDM9245

MDM9240

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Other Qualcomm modemsEdit

9205 LTE ModemEdit

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A7 Up to 0.8 GHz[22]
  • LTE Technology: Rel.14 LTE Cat-M1, Rel.14 LTE Cat-NB2
  • Cellular Technology: Rel.12 EGPRS MSC12
  • Downlink LTE: 588 kbps (Rel.14 Cat-M1), 127kbps (Rel.14 Cat-NB2)
  • Uplink LTE: 1119 kbps (Rel.14 Cat-M1), 158.5 kbps (Rel.14 Cat-NB2)

MDM9206 IoT ModemEdit

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A7 Up to 1.3 GHz[23]
  • LTE Technology: LTE HD-FDD, LTE TDD
  • Cellular Technology: E-GPRS
  • Downlink LTE: 300 kbps (Cat-M1 mode), 20 kbps (Cat-NB1 mode)
  • Uplink LTE: 375 kbps (Cat-M1 mode), 60 kbps (Cat-NB1 mode)

MDM9207-1 IoT ModemEdit

  • CPU: ARM Cortex A7 Up to 1.3 GHz[24]
  • LTE Technology: LTE FDD, LTE TDD
  • Cellular Technology: DC-HSPA, TD-SCDMA, GSM
  • Downlink LTE: 10 Mbps
  • Uplink LTE: 5 Mbps

FSM100xx 5G ModemEdit

  • 5G Technology: 5G NR[25]
  • 5G Spectrum: mmWave, sub-6 GHz
  • 10nm process

Related pagesEdit

Similar platformsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "Gobi Product Specs | Qualcomm". 2013-08-29. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  3. ^ "Snapdragon 4G LTE and 5G Speed Modems | Wireless Internet Modems | Qualcomm". 2015-02-18. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
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