Quectel Introduces New 5G Modules at CES 2021

At the Virtual CES 2021 Event, Quectel Wireless Solutions has launched three 5G New Radio (NR) Sub-6 GHz modules - 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 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 5.0 Gbps
  • 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
  • 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.