World-first commercial release 17 5G RedCap modem-RF system

10 April 2024

Qualcomm has launched the world’s first commercial release 17 5G RedCap modem-RF system. The Snapdragon X35 5G Modem-RF System will enable the expansion of the 5G ecosystem by enabling global mobile network operators and OEMs to enable new devices, form factors, and experiences.

The Snapdragon X35 brings a new class of 5G that bridges the complexity gap between high-speed mobile broadband devices and extremely low-bandwidth internet of things (IoT) devices. RedCap will enable smaller and more cost-efficient 5G devices and provide longer battery life, thanks to their reduced complexity.

“5G RedCap is one of the primary pillars of 5G Advanced and is key to the evolution of 5G. It bridges the capability and complexity gap between the extremes in 5G today, and can enable a broader set of devices and services as well as enhance system performance and efficiency,” said Gautam Sheoran, vice president and general manager, wireless and broadband communications, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “We’re pleased to deepen our collaboration with global mobile operators and OEMs to advance the 5G ecosystem, enabling a new and wide range of premium- and entry-level use cases.”

Commercial mobile devices powered by Snapdragon X35 are expected to launch by the first half of 2024.