Qualcomm adds LTE Category 9 CA support to Snpadragon 810

Qualcomm has announced its Snpadragon 810 processor will add support for LTE Category 9 carrier aggregation (CA) connectivity, which according to the chip giant will enable device download speeds of up to 450Mbps, up from current peak of 300Mbps.

The silicon specialist said the 450Mbps speed was achieved over three 20MHz LTE carriers and using the Snapdragon 810 processor integrated with an LTE-Advanced modem.

Snapdragon 810 is also the first of Qualcomm’s premium-tier processors to feature a 64-bit multicore CPU and LTE-A multimode modem, enabling it to support up to 3x20MHz Category 9 carrier aggregation, as well as FDD-TDD aggregation.

“Qualcomm Technologies continues to be a leader in the mobile industry with commercialisation of the world’s leading modem technology, delivering fast and reliable cellular data connectivity solutions,” Alex Katouzian, SVP of Product Management at Qualcomm, said.

According to Qualcomm, Category 9 capabilities have been validated with Snapdragon 810 processor-based tests carried out with a number of commercial network and test equipment providers, as well as in a demonstration over a commercial network.

“This provides speedy application performance and feature richness across greater coverage areas enabled by LTE Category 9 connectivity,” Katouzian said. “With powerful processors like the Snapdragon 810, we look forward to continuing to drive LTE innovation in the high tier to ensure exceptional user experiences as mobile broadband demand grows.”

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