At CES 2021, the Chinese wireless telecommunication equipment manufacturer Quectel Wireless Solutions launched three 5G New Radio (NR) Sub-6 GHz modules, including models RM500Q-AE, RM502Q-AE and RM505Q-AE, with the aim of foster the massive deployment of 5G smart connections around the world.
Leveraging Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X55 commercial 5G modem, all three Quectel 5G NR modules feature ultra-fast technology, low latency, and an enhanced Carrier Aggregation (CA) system, and are now ready to be sampled for supporting a wide range of enhanced mobile broadband networks and IoT applications such as Fixed Wireless Access (FWA), 4K/8K live streaming, online meeting applications, telemedicine, transportation intelligent and industrial IoT.
With their stand-alone and non-stand-alone modes, the three 5G wireless modules enable global coverage of the 5G NR Sub-6 GHz, LTE-A and WCDMA frequency bands and provide reliable 5G solutions to international IoT customers.
Other key features of the modules:
- Global coverage of 5G frequency bands
- Multigigabit data rate up to 5.0 Gbps
- DL 4X4 MIMO for 5G NR and LTE-A bands
- Multi-resource GNSS capabilities
- Abundant interfaces: USB 3.0 / 3.1, PCIe 3.0 and eSIM
- Dimension M.2, compatible with Quectel LTE-A Cat 6 / Cat 12 / Cat 16 modules
- All three modules also integrate GNSS capabilities, with the RM505Q-AE supporting active GPS L1/L5 signals for more accurate positioning services. This allows industrial terminals like rugged tablets and on-board computers to operate in weak signal environments, such as valleys, forests and urban canyons.
At present, the Quectel RM502Q-AE module has obtained IC / FCC / PTCRB / GCF / RED / RCM certifications, while the Quectel RM500Q-AE and Quectel RM505Q-AE modules have obtained CE / RCM certifications. These mandatory approvals with Global Launch Base (FW) firmware help customers quickly enter each local market and reduce their device development and certification costs.
Quectel is a leading manufacturer of components for IoT (Internet of Things) devices. A few days ago, the Chinese telecommunication company announced new second generation 5G NR modules that conform to the 3GPP Release 16 standard and support sub-6 GHz or mmWave depending on the module.
Meet 3GPP Release 16 standard
The Chinese company Quectel Wireless Solutions has presented a range of new 5G NR modules for IoT products. These are second generation devices that meet the 3GPP Release 16 standard. The new releases are divided into the sub-6GHz modules Rx520F and the Rx520N series as well as the mmWave modules of the RM530x series.
The new 5G NR modules are based on the latest 5G modem RF systems Snapdragon X65 and X62 from Qualcomm, which were officially presented only yesterday. The new 5G modems meet the requirements of industries that rely on faster, mobile broadband and reliable communication options. The products are intended to help establish the new mobile communications standard quickly in many areas. You can exploit the advantages of mobile broadband in areas such as fixed wireless access, industrial IoT, mobile computing, telemedicine, private networks and more.
Sub-6 GHz and mmWave
The new 5G NR modules RG520F (LGA) and RM520F (M.2) for Sub-6 GHz from Quectel are based on the new Snapdragon X65, which supports up to 10 Gbit/s data transfer in the downstream. RG520N (LGA) and RM520N (M.2), on the other hand, rely on the slower Snapdragon X62. The two Quectel 5G modules of the second generation RM530F and RM530N modules (M.2) transmit with both 5G standards (Sub-6-GHz and mmWave ) and thus have dual connectivity. As Quectel has announced, the new 5G modules support all three combinations of sub-6 GHz TDD and FDD Carrier Aggregation (CA). This ensures high performance data, as a combination of the available 5G spectra is possible.
Quectel also lets you know that the new generation of 5G chips has received fundamental improvements. They deliver even higher reliability with minimal latency. This is particularly important in commercial use in industry and other areas.