Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM), today announced that ASUS will feature the entire Qualcomm RF Front End (RFFE) modem-to-antenna solution along with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform with X20 Gigabit LTE modem in their upcoming premium smartphone as well as their “Always Connected” PC Devices, powered by the Snapdragon Mobile PC platform. ASUS is the latest leading device manufacturer to utilize Qualcomm Technologies’ comprehensive modem-to-antenna solution in its devices. By utilizing the Qualcomm RFFE suite, ASUS will benefit from system-level optimization designed to deliver superior connectivity and the long battery life needed to support super-fast data speeds. Additionally, the integration of Qualcomm Technologies’ modem-to-antenna solution will bring support for powerful and compelling mobile computing experience with always on connectivity to ASUS’ upcoming Windows 10 device.
A well-designed, advanced RFFE system is critical to the delivery of the mobile experiences end-users demand from their devices, as OEMs prepare for the launch of 5G devices in 2019. Qualcomm Technologies’ comprehensive modem-to-antenna solutions are optimized to support exceptional connection reliability, increased data speeds, superior indoor/outdoor coverage, world roaming capability and the much needed power efficiency to provide users with the advanced mobile experience they expect.
Furthermore, increasingly crowded networks make it challenging for operators to bring maximum coverage and advanced features to users. The Qualcomm RFFE modem-to-antenna solution is engineered to help operators maximize the use of licensed, shared and unlicensed spectrum assets while delivering superior network coverage, device performance and worldwide roaming. With this solution, device OEMs can scale their products globally and target connection speeds up to 1.2 Gigabit per second LTE.
In addition to mobile experiences, Qualcomm Technologies’ comprehensive suite of modem-to-antenna technologies are designed to help bring easy and affordable connectivity to global mobile operators and OEMs looking to support the Always Connected PC category. By utilizing Qualcomm Technologies’ advanced RFFE solutions, ASUS can deliver comprehensive mobile computing experiences to their consumers around the world, while also adopting the power efficiency and always on connectivity that Qualcomm Technologies’ solutions are engineered to bring to leading smartphones.
“Qualcomm Technologies is committed to developing technologies that provide OEMs and operators with the tools they need to harness new opportunities offered by Gigabit LTE and future 5G networks,” said Christian Block, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm’s RF front end business unit. “ASUS’ integration of Qualcomm Technologies’ comprehensive RFFE modem-to-antenna solutions underscores our commitment to our customers, by giving them what they need to push the boundaries of what connected devices can do.”
“By utilizing Qualcomm Technologies’ RFFE suite, we are providing our users with the outstanding mobile experience they have come to expect,” said Marcel Campos, global marketing director of systems business group, ASUS. “Advanced RF technology will remain critical as we get closer to 5G. We are pleased to work closely with Qualcomm Technologies to reap the benefits of this technology, as we continue to introduce premium smartphones and connected devices to the market.”