UNISOC Unveils 5G Technology Platform, MAKALU and Its First 5G Modem at MWC

Mobile communications and IoT chipsets provider, UNISOC, a subsidiary of Unigroup, has launched the 5G technology platform MAKALU and its first 5G Modem IVY510 at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. The release is expected to further accelerate the commercialization of 5G technology and will provide consumers with a brand new mobile broadband experience.

UNISOC announced its IVY brand in 2018, which supports IoT products to build a connected society. As a brand new 5G technology platform, MAKALU will help power a huge rise in the Internet of Things. UNISOC plans to launch a series of IVY products based on the MAKALU platform in the near future.

According to UNISOC, "MAKALU" is named after MAKALU Mountain, the fifth highest peak in the world, standing at 8,463 meters. It represents a tremendous power and awe-inspiring strength, symbolizing UNISOC's solid technological foundation and innovative spirit to constantly break through the limit and scale new heights. It also signifies UNISOC's firm determination to position itself as a leading semiconductor company in the world and its ambition to re-shape the cellular industry in the 5G era.

UNISOC IVY510 is the first 5G Modem based on the MAKALU technology platform, produced with TSMC's 12nm process. As the first 2G/3G/4G/5G multimode platform of UNISOC, IVY510 complies to the latest 3GPP R15 standard, supports Sub-6GHz 5G spectrum with a channel bandwidth of 100MHz, which is a highly integrated, high performance, low power 5G platform, and supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network configurations to meet communication and networking requirements during different stages of 5G deployment.

As a primary application for 5G, UNISOC IVY510 can provide users with a premium experience for high data-rate mobile broadband services such as AR/VR, 4K/8K HD video streaming, online games, and so on. With its flexibility, the IVY510 can be used in a wide range of 5G devices, including but not limited to smart phones, residential CPEs, MiFi, and 5G IoT devices. The latter is especially critical in helping promote 5G technology in the vast number of vertical applications.

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