Quectel Introduces LTE-A Cat 20 Module at CES 2019

Quectel has launched EM20, an LTE Advanced Category 20 module at CES 2019. EM20 offers the maximum LTE throughput of 2.0Gbps Downlink and is optimized specially for Laptop, PC and high-speed industrial IoT applications.

Based on Qualcomm’s SDX24 chipset and fully compliant with 3GPP R13 specification, EM20 supports cutting-edge LTE wireless technologies such as up to 7 Carrier Aggregation (CA), 4x4 MIMO technology, 256-QAM as well as LAA (LTE Assistant Access) and CBRS (Citizen Broadband Radio System).

The new module supports FDD LTE frequency bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B66 and TDD LTE bands of B38/39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B46(LAA)/B48(CBRS). This ensures that IoT devices with EM20 inside can operate on networks of nearly all the mainstream carriers worldwide.

In addition, EM20 features Qualcomm IZat location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS). The integrated GNSS greatly simplifies product design and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positioning capability.

Designed in M.2 form factor and measuring 42.0 x 30.0 x 2.3 mm, EM20 is compatible with Quectel's broad portfolio of LTE-Advanced products including Cat 16 module EM16 and future 5G module, which allows for smooth migration between different categories and to next-generation connectivity.

The EM20 can be used for a wide range of applications including ultra-high-speed Laptops, PCs, Routers, Industrial Gateways, In-Vehicle Video Surveillance Systems, Cloud-based 4K IP-Cameras and many more similar applications, which indeed require very high throughput and preferably low latency.

Quectel debuted EM20 at Stand #2115 during the CES 2019 in Las Vegas.