Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global supplier of IoT modules, announced it has launched three 5G New Radio (NR) Sub-6GHz modules during Consumer Electronics Show 2021, including the RM500Q-AE, the RM502Q-AE and the RM505Q-AE, to drive mass deployment of 5G intelligent connections worldwide.
Leveraging the Qualcom Snapdragon X55 commercial 5G modem, the three modules feature super-fast speed, low latency and enhanced carrier aggregation technology, and are now ready for sampling to support a range of enhanced mobile broadband and IoT applications such as fixed wireless access, 4K/8K live streaming, online meeting applications, telemedicine, smart transportation and industrial IoT (IIoT).
Capable of standalone and non-standalone modes, the three modules support worldwide coverage of 5G NR Sub-6GHz, LTE-A and WCDMA frequency bands and provide reliable 5G solutions to IoT customers globally. The other key features of the modules include:
- Cover global 5G frequency bands
- Multi-gigabit data rates, up to 5.0Gbps
- DL 4 × 4 MIMO for 5G NR and LTE-A bands
- Multi-constellation GNSS capabilities
- Abundant interfaces: USB 3.0/3.1, PCIe 3.0 and eSIM
- 2 form factor, compatible with Quectel LTE-A Cat 6/Cat 12/Cat 16 modules
The three modules also integrate global navigation satellite system capabilities, with the RM505Q-AE supporting active GPS L1/L5 signals for more accurate positioning services. This ensures industrial terminals like rugged tablet PCs and on-board computers can work in environments with weak signal such as valleys, forests and urban city canyons.
Currently, the RM502Q-AE has completed IC/FCC/ PTCRB/GCF/RED/RCM certifications, while the RM500Q-AE and the RM505Q-AE have completed CE/RCM certifications. These compulsory approvals with global launch firmware (FW) baseline help customers enter each local market quickly and reduce their cost of device development and certification.