Samsung Electronics and Marvell have jointly developed a new System-on-a-Chip (SoC) to enhance 5G network performance. To be used in Samsung's Massive MIMO and other advanced radios, the SoC is targeted for market introduction to Tier One operators in Q2 2021.
The SoC is designed to help implement new technologies, which improve cellular radios by increasing their capacity and coverage, while decreasing power consumption and size. It is equipped to support both 5G and 4G networks simultaneously, and it can also save up to 70 percent in chipset power consumption compared to previous solutions.
Samsung and Marvell have been working closely to deliver multiple generations of leading network solutions. Last year, the companies announced a collaboration to develop new 5G products, including innovative radio architectures to address the compute power required for Massive MIMO deployments.
"Our collaboration with Samsung spans multiple generations of radio network products and demonstrates Samsung's strong technology leadership. The joint effort includes 4G and 5G basebands and radios," said Raj Singh, Executive Vice President of Marvell's Processors Business Group.
"Marvell and Samsung are leading the way in helping mobile operators deploy 5G with greater speed and efficiency," said Daniel Newman, Founding Partner at Futurum Research. "This latest collaboration advances what's possible through SoC technology, giving operators and enterprises a distinct 5G advantage through optimized performance and power savings in network deployments."