Mar 26, 2021 News
Samsung and Marvell have announced a new system-on-chip (SoC) joint development intended to increase 5G performance. Samsung will use this in Samsung's Massive MIMO and other advanced radio station communication solutions, and the aim is to sell to Tier 1 operators in the second quarter of 2021. Aa per Samsung, the SoC is designed to help execute new technologies to improve cellular radios by expanding capacity and coverage while reducing power consumption and size.
The new SoC will support both 5G and 4G networks. Besides, compared with the previous solution, it can save up to 70% in energy usage. The new SoC also uses more recent technologies to increase cellular radios' capacity and coverage, while the body can also be more petite.
Samsung and Marvell have been striving jointly to implement network solutions. Last year, both companies announced a collaboration to develop new 5G products, including an innovative radio architecture, to resolve the computing power required for Massive MIMO deployment. Last year, the two companies announced to expand the scope of cooperation to jointly research more areas of radio access network (RAN) technology. Both companies stated that they hope to create products that can meet the "dramatic increase in computing power required" for massive MIMO deployments.