Huawei unveiled the first 5G chip for its equipment


5G is the fifth generation of cellular technology, this technology is designed to increase speed, reduce latency, and improve the flexibility of wireless services. 5G technology has a theoretical maximum speed of 20 Gbps, while the maximum speed of 4G is only 1 Gbps.

Chinese operators obviously have no time to waste as Huawei Technologies presented the launch of its new phone smart Mate 30, a processor that incorporates a 5G modem, called Kirin 990, which the Chinese manufacturer presents as the first of its kind in the world.

The Kirin 990 5G arrives with a lot of promise. Se distinguishes particularly in three areas: autonomy, network and photo processing.

Huawei plans to use this processor in its phones and the Mate 30 is expected, to be released on September 19, be Huawei's first major product since the United States blacklisted the Chinese group to buy technology from the United States.

China is one step ahead of the great powers. The deployment of Ultra-fast mobile internet, the 5G, could start at the end of the year in some countries.

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Differences between Kirin 990 (4G) and Kirin 990 5G

The Kirin 990 contains more than 10 billion transistors and it can download data at a theoretical speed of 2.3 gigabits per second.

Huawei opts for a two-version strategy of the Kirin 990. These versions will be officially known as Kirin 990 and Kirin 990 5G.

With the same configuration basic, the same camera support, the same memory, the same storage, both versions are almost identical. However, there are differences, such as the performance of the Neurological Treatment Unit (NPU) and the main frequencies.

Uno One of the key elements of the Kirin 990 5G is its use of TSMC's 7FF + with EUV, allowing you to have a smaller array size.

It is over 100mm2, which is a difference of 74.13mm2 on the Kirin 980 (TSMC 7nm) and 96.72mm2 on the Kirin 970 (TSMC 10nm).

While the 4G version measures about 90mm2 with two billion fewer transistors than the 990 5G kirin. The core configuration in the two processors is identical: two high-frequency A76 cores, two medium-frequency A76 cores, and four more efficient A55 cores.

However, the 990 5G and 990 4G frequencies are slightly different. In addition to the 5G modem implementation, the biggest change in the Kirin 990 will be the neurological processing unit.

Huawei finally did not give many details about the new 5G modem, nor about the 4G design updates. the company refrained from citing figures within a reasonable time. Huawei has a press event in Munich on September 19, where the Mate 30 and Mate 30 Pro are announced and probably also a 5G model, which could perhaps be the Pro 5G.

While the effects of the mobile network on public health are cause for concern since a study carried out by the American Association of Telecommunications Operators shows that in this technological race, China is the most advanced compared to South Korea.

The United States and European countries such as France, Germany or the United Kingdom are behind. When the health of the population is at stake, technology comes second. Last year, for example, the municipal council of a small California town near San Francisco voted unanimously in favor of a ban on the installation of 5G antennas in remote residential areas for public health reasons.

'A health catastrophe' This is how some opponents present 5G technology. In the process of experimentation in different cities, it is expected that 5G technology will supplant 4G in the coming years.

But as we get closer to its rollout, more and more are heard of "scientific studies" and activists who, as with 4G before and phone waves in general, argue that 5G would carry health risks (although ultimately these are only arguments of the opponents).


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  1.   Manu said

    At this point, it seems to me that all the anti-5G propaganda is due more to gringo interests than to public health! Anything goes in war (commercial or not) ...