Commercial 5G Modules introduced, featuring new Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Modem in 2019

Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd. (Quectel), the global leading supplier of IoT modules, announced its commercial 5G IoT modules featuring the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G modem and their antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF Front-End (RFFE) and antenna elements from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated.

Compliant with 3GPP Release 15 specifications and capable of both 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes of operation, Quectel’s newly-launched 5G modules RG500Q/RG510Q and RM500Q/RM510Q are designed for enterprise and mobile broadband applications such as fixed wireless access, mobile hotspot devices, and public safety and surveillance applications.

Designed in LGA form factor, the RG500Q supports the 5G NR sub-6GHz while the RG510Q supports both 5G NR sub-6 GHz and mmWave spectrum bands. Variants of both modules also support LTE Category 12 or above and embedded GNSS capabilities, and target Asia-Pacific as well as Europe, Middle East and North America regions.

Designed in M.2 form factor, the RM500Q supports the 5G NR sub-6GHz while the RM510Q supports both 5G NR sub-6GHz and mmWave spectrum bands. Both modules also support LTE Category 22 connectivity with integrated GNSS and eSIM. RM500Q and RM510Q are ideal for globally deployed mobile devices including Always Connected PCs (ACPC), industrial PDAs, mobile gateways and more.

With the great improvement in performance, spectrum efficiency and latency compared to current LTE modules, Quectel RG500Q/RG510Q and RM500Q/RM510Q 5G modules can provide a vastly more responsive connection between field devices and the 5G network, opening up the possibilities of an entirely new generation of high-speed mobile applications and services.

As a leader in IoT and mobile module innovations, Quectel has been at the center of 5G technology commercialization and is currently working with global mobile network operators, Qualcomm Technologies and other ecosystem participants in making 5G New Radio (NR) a reality.

“We are proud to extend our close collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and other leading ecosystem organizations to be a pioneer in the promising 5G age. Quectel has achieved another milestone in mobile innovation with these new modules based on the Snapdragon X55 5G modem and RFFE solutions. Our timely delivery of cutting-edge 5G modules will allow OEMs to capture new 5G opportunities and stay on top of one of the most dominant innovations,” said Patrick Qian, Quectel CEO. “In the future, we will constantly invest in 5G technologies and deliver even more advanced modules to make 5G easily integrated in segments like autonomous driving.”