5G Modems

MediaTek's leading 5G modems and powerful connectivity technologies

MediaTek has taken a comprehensive approach to 5G product development. Our 5G technologies will be integrated across our product lines, throughout mobile, home and automotive, whether integrated into the SoC (single chip), such as our Dimensity Series, or as discrete modem in a 5G platform, such as our T-series solutions for Data Cards, Fixed Wireless Access and Mobile Hotspot CPE Devices.

Today, you can use the most power efficient and feature-filled 5G modem IP that gives incredible connected experiences, every day. MediaTek is continuing to develop and propose new wireless technologies that will refine and improve the 5G experience throughout the next decade.

Comprehensive Features & Incredible Flexibility

Not all 5G is created equal. So, what did we put into our 5G technologies that makes it different? Bold, progressive, and innovative thinking. And brilliant technology. The result is 5G technologies enabling carriers, device makers and consumers that has more performance, better battery life, and unrivaled capability.

MediaTek M80

Incredible 5G: mmWave and Sub-6 GHz

  • 5G NR + mmWave dual connectivity and carrier aggregation
  • 5G NR Carrier Aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD+FDD)
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) ready
  • Peak rate of 7.67 Gbps downlink and 3.76 Gbps uplink
  • Supports both Standalone (SA) & Non-Standalone (NSA) networks

Comprehensive Connectivity

  • 5G mmWave (FR2) up to 8CC
  • 5G NR (FR1) more than 2CC
  • Full 2G-5G supported
  • 3GPP Release 16 standard

True Dual 5G

  • Dual 5G SIM (Dual 5G Standalone)
  • Dual VoNR

MediaTek M70

Super Fast 5G Connections on Sub-6GHz Networks

  • 5G NR Carrier Aggregation with Mixed Duplex (TDD+FDD)
  • Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) ready
  • Peak rate of 4.77 Gbps downlink and up to 2.5 Gbps uplink
  • Up to 200MHz total aggregated bandwidth
  • Supports both Standalone (SA) & Non-Standalone (NSA) networks

Powerful 5G NR Connectivity

  • 5G NR (FR1) up to 2CC
  • Supports 600MHz-5GHz including all NR bands
  • Full 2G-5G support
  • 3GPP Release 15 standard

True Dual 5G

  • Dual 5G SIM (Dual 5G Standalone)
  • Dual VoNR

MediaTek 5G UltraSave

The World’s Most Power-Efficient 5G Modem Design for Smartphones

MediaTek 5G UltraSave provides extensive power-saving enhancements with these technologies:

  • MediaTek 5G UltraSave Network Environment Detection
  • MediaTek 5G UltraSave OTA Content Awareness

MediaTek's UltraSave Network Environment Detection and UltraSave OTA Content Awareness together manages the modem's operating mode in real-time for best power efficiency. This intelligent algorithm dynamically adjusts power configuration and operating frequency based on the network environment and data transmission quality.

Dynamic Bandwidth Part (BWP)

Depending on the real-time needs of the smartphone application, the modem can dynamically adjust the bandwidth use to accommodate light or heavy data throughput requests. When the workload is light, it can automatically switch to a low-bandwidth mode, thereby reducing power consumption.

The 5G specification requires dynamic switching between these ‘narrow’ and ‘wide’ Bandwidth Parts (BWP), according to the real-time data throughput need.

Connected Mode DRX (C-DRX)

Even when there is no data activity the smartphone modem will regularly remain powered in connected standby. This technology is also supported when 5G and 4G are simultaneously connected.

Ultimate Coverage & Performance

5G-CA with Mixed Duplex (TDD+FDD) Advantages

Over 30% Greater Throughput Coverage

By seamlessly managing 5G connections across a layer coverage, users can get over 30% greater throughput layer coverage than without CA, while service providers have more efficient use of 5G capacity. This gives a more consistent connectivity experience with further reach.

Enabling the Fastest Sub-6GHz Connectivity

5G carrier aggregation enables faster performance by combining multiple 5G connections together. Our Dimensity chips can provide up to 4.7 Gbps downlink performance purely via 5G NR. The result is a better user experience: enjoying the fastest possible connectivity with superb power efficiency per-byte-transferred.

Seamless Handover

5G Carrier Aggregation enables higher average speeds and a seamless handover between two connection areas. Without this technology a user will suffer performance dips as they transition between two connections.

Fast growth of 5G-CA services

Compared to all previous cellular generations, 5G services are being rolled out faster than ever before, with many regions unlocking carrier aggregation services to quickly provide its essential benefits. It’s easy to see how 5G carrier aggregation is rapidly becoming the must-have feature for 5G smartphones.

First with True Dual 5G SIM (5G SA + 5G SA)

Building on MediaTek’s history of industry leadership in dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) modem designs, it has introduced 5G+5G DSDS, which gives access to VoNR services from both connections.

True Dual 5G SIM (5G Standalone + 5G Standalone) connectivity provides a more consistent 5G user experience with the best quality voice and video call services (VoNR) via both cellular connections.

  • First with Dual 5G SIM
  • First with Dual 5G SA (Standalone)
  • First with Dual VoNR

Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) Ready

Even as 5G users and services rapidly grow, existing 4G LTE services will continue in the background for a number of years. A key aspect enabling the smooth transition is Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology. Using a simple network software upgrade, cellular providers can allow 5G and 4G to coexist at the same time and dynamically allocate the right amount of spectrum to each based on demand. MediaTek has collaborated with 5G equipment makers and global operators to validate DSS technologies, enabling MediaTek products readiness to support DSS as it is deployed.

Unique Usability Enhancements

‘5G Elevator Mode’ & ‘5G HSR Mode’ specialist enhancements ensure seamless 5G experiences with immediate recovery time and reliably faster speeds, respectively.

5G Tested & Certified by TUV Rheinland

Covering 72 real-world scenarios, including 5G data transmission speeds, network environment experience, 5G power consumption, call and data concurrency, 5G/Wi-Fi 6 network handover performance, stability and power efficiency.

OpenRF Association Founding Member

OpenRF creates a 5G ecosystem to improve OEM time-to-market, enhance operational benefits and reduce overall costs, while allowing for architectural flexibility and customization to enable end product differentiation.