Qualcomm launches Snapdragon X35 modem to bring 5G to more things

Qualcomm has taken the next step in its journey of connecting everything, everywhere, at once. The company has announced the Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF(Opens in a new window) system, which it claims is the world’s first “NR light” connectivity platform. It features a smaller, streamlined design with a mission to bring 5G to more devices in more places.

It targets agriculture, construction, mining, education, connected healthcare, manufacturing, retail, smart cities, and AR/VR. Potential devices include laptops and connected PCs, sensors, surveillance cameras, health monitors, routers, tablets, and high-end wearables.

The Snapdragon X35 has been optimized to reduce cost, reduce complexity and improve efficiency in the smallest possible form factor. Qualcomm didn’t share its actual measurements, but said it’s significantly smaller than existing modem solutions like the Snapdragon X70. The idea is to make it easier and faster for device makers to take advantage of the growing global availability of 5G.

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The X35 is based on the 3GPP Release 17 RedCap modem which allows it to maintain low thermals for compact devices. The modem relies on 5G bands below 6 GHz and does not support mmWave. It supports a single 20 MHz channel and is capable of peak download speeds of 220 Mbps and upload speeds of 100 Mbps. While it might not be much faster than what’s already available on today’s 4G LTE networks, Qualcomm is positioning the X35 as a future-proof solution as 4G networks die out over time.

It offers accurate location tracking. With dual-band (L1+L5) GPS support, the X35 can provide refined positioning results. This would be ideal for devices like smartwatches.

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Qualcomm says the X35 is now sampling to select customers and expects the modem to reach end-user devices in the first half of 2024.

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Source: www.pcmag.com

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Canucks bring Vasily Podkolzin back to the NHL

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Vasily Podkolzin is back in the NHL.

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The Vancouver Canucks recalled their talented young Russian winger from the AHL on Saturday, a day before the team flies east to New York for a road trip that will see them face off against the three teams playing in and around the Big Apple.

Also recalled on Saturday are winger Phil Di Giuseppe – who finally played his first NHL game for the Canucks last week after serving seemingly endless recalls from the AHL over the past season and a half – and center Nils Aman, who spent the year with the Canucks started but was traded Dec. 30.

Returning all three forwards to the NHL will give Canucks coach Rick Tocchet 13 forwards to choose from on the upcoming road trip; At least two of the three recalled players will play on any given night.

After struggling for 16 games at the start of the season, Podkolzin was sent to the AHL Abbotsford on November 28. He entered the year full of confidence after a strong rookie season, but that quickly evaporated as he struggled to produce minutes to minutes under former coach Bruce. Boudeau.

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He had just three assists in his first NHL stint this season.

It took him some time in Abbotsford to regain his confidence. But he was asked to play in a variety of roles, including taking penalties, and is said to have worked hard on his defensive game under the tutelage of Abbotsford head coach Jeremy Colliton and his staff. .

In 28 AHL games, Podkolzin has scored seven goals and added eleven assists.

Meanwhile, Di Giuseppe has 30 points in 33 games for Abbotsford this season. Since his demotion Dec. 30, Aman has played 17 games for Abbotsford, racking up nine points.

Once in the lineup, all three are expected to be energetic, hard-working players.

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