Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Qualcomm, has launched Snapdragon Mobile Platform with 5G integrated into a System-on-Chip (SoC).

“Our R&D and leading mobile platforms enable phone manufacturers to innovate and scale groundbreaking products globally,” said Cristiano Amon, president at Qualcomm Incorporated.

“The integration of our breakthrough 5G multimode modem and application processing technologies into a single SoC is a major step in making 5G more widely available across regions and tiers following the wave of flagship 5G devices from the more than 20 OEMs and 20 mobile operators who have committed to launching 5G networks and mobile handsets based on our 5G modems this year,” he added.

The new integrated mobile platform is the first in a roadmap of software-compatible 5G mobile platforms and takes advantage of our newly announced second-generation 5G mmWave antenna module and sub-6 GHz RFFE components and modules. The comprehensive 5G modem-to-antenna solution is designed to enable device makers to quickly and cost-effectively develop 5G smartphones for virtually any 5G network or region in the world.

The new integrated Snapdragon 5G mobile platform is scheduled to sample to customers in the second quarter of 2019, with commercial devices expected in the first half of 2020.

(The writer is in Barcelona at the invitation of Qualcomm.)