Quectel Wireless Solutions has launched three 5G New Radio (NR) Sub-6-GHz modules during CES 2021, including the RM500Q-AE, the RM502Q-AE and the RM505Q-AE, to drive the mass deployment of 5G intelligent connections worldwide.
Leveraging the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 commercial 5G modem, the three modules feature super-fast speed, low latency, and enhanced carrier aggregation (CA) technology, and are now ready for sampling to support a wide range of enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB) and IoT applications such as fixed wireless access (FWA), 4K/8K live streaming, online meeting applications, telemedicine, smart transportation and industrial IoT (IIoT).
Capable of both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, the three modules support worldwide coverage of 5G NR Sub-6-GHz, LTE-A and WCDMA frequency.
Key features of the modules include coverage of global 5G frequency bands; multi-gigabit data rates, up to 5.0 Gbps; DL 4 × 4 MIMO for 5G NR and LTE-A bands; and multi-constellation GNSS capabilities. The modules also offer USB 3.0/3.1, PCIe 3.0 and eSIM interfaces as well as an M.2 form factor, compatible with Quectel LTE-A Cat 6/Cat 12/Cat 16 modules.
The three modules also integrate GNSS 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.