5G technology is revolutionizing the way we connect to the internet and communicate with each other. With lightning-fast speeds and low latency, 5G is set to transform industries and change the way we live and work. If you're looking to take advantage of the latest 5G technology, you'll need the right 5G modules, components and Front End Modules. We have compiled a list of the 15 5G products that were trending on everything RF in 2022.
Note: This list has been compiled based on user activity on everything RF. To ensure that we cover the whole range of 5G Products we limited the number of products from each category and company. The listed products are shown in a random order grouped by product type.
Sub-6 GHz & mmWave Multi-mode Module for 5G/IoT/eMBB Applications
The RM510Q-GL from Quectel is a Sub-6 GHz & mmWave Multi-mode Module that has been optimized for IoT/eMBB applications anywhere in the world. It supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, and also supports LTE category 22 connectivity. This module has a maximum downlink speed of 4.5 Gbps and uplink speed of 2.9 Gbps. The mmWave module requires a DC voltage of 3.7 V and consumes up to 54.5 mA of current. Read More.
Low-Power LTE Cat 1 Modules for North America, Japan, and Europe
The Calliope 2 GC02S1 Modules from Sequans are designed for M2M and massive IoT applications. They are available in three regional variants covering North America, Japan, and Europe. The modules deliver an uplink data rate of 5 Mbps and a downlink data rate of up to 10 Mbps. They are based on Sequans Calliope 2 platform, which is a 5G-compliant LTE Cat 1 solution compliant with the 3GPP Release 15 massive IoT standard. The modules comprise of all the elements for a complete modem system including an LTE-optimized transceiver and RF front end. Read More.
5G-NR Sub-6 GHz Cellular Module for Global Connectivity
The EM9291 from Sierra Wireless is a 5G-NR Sub-6 GHz Cellular Module with 4G LTE and 3G fallback support. It delivers a peak download data rate of 4.9 Gbps and an upload data rate of 660 Mbps. This module has an embedded SIM for simplified & flexible IoT deployments with onboard carrier profile, M2M eUICC, and consumer eUICC. It supports Dual SIM Single Standby (DSSS) to switch between networks quickly and stay connected. The module has an integrated GNSS receiver that supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, and Galileo satellite systems. It has global industry and mobile network certifications. Read More.
Sub-6 GHz 5G Module for North America
The FG360-NA from Fibocom is a Sub-6 GHz 5G Module that is designed for North America. It supports both 5G SA and NSA network architectures with faster transmission speed, better carrying capacity, and lower network latency. The module is based on the MediaTek T750 SoC with a downlink data rate of up to 4.13 Gbps and an uplink data rate of 1.25 Gbps. It supports 2CC Carrier Aggregation up to 200 MHz to improve the utilization of spectrum resources and ensure extended 5G coverage. The module is compatible with LTE and WCDMA standards which helps to reduce investment complexity in the initial stage of 5G construction. Read More.
5G Modules with 4G/3G/2G Fallback for Automotive Applications
The RN93xx and RN95xx from Rolling Wireless are 5G Modules with 4G (LTE Cat19)/3G/2G fallback designed for automotive applications. These modules are tested for the automotive industry’s toughest specifications to deliver high quality and long lifespans under the hood. They provide a host of enhancements to automotive applications, including support for 5G Release-16, a high-performance multicore application processor, an integrated hardware engine for security features, and ASIL safety support. The modules have a quad-core ARM Cortex A55 application processor with dedicated Flash and RAM running Legato® for enhanced security. They include a large set of security features like Secure Boot, Secure Storage, Integrity checks, and Access control and is UN-ECE WP29 ready. Read More.
Multi-Band Cellular Module with Support for 3GPP Rel 16 5G NSA/SA
The SIM8260E from SIMCom is a Multi-Band 5G NR/LTE-FDD/LTE-TDD/HSPA+ Module that supports 3GPP R16 5G NSA/SA. It delivers an uplink data transfer rate of 1 Gbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-SA), 600 Mbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-NSA) and downlink data transfer rate of 2.4 Gbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-SA), 3.4 Gbps (Sub-6 GHz 5G-NSA). This module has a GNSS receiver that supports GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS constellations. It requires a DC supply from 3.3 to 4.4 V and can be controlled via PCIe, PCM, I2C, USB 3.1, GPIO and SIM 1.8/2.95 V interfaces. This module is available in an LGA package that measures 41.0 x 43.6 x 2.8 mm and is ideal for high throughput data communication in a variety of radio propagation applications. Read More.
mmWave Up/Down Converter IC from 24 to 30 GHz for 5G Applications
The AWMF-0188 from Anokiwave is an Up/Down Converter IC that operates from 24 to 30 GHz covering the n258, n257, and n261 3GPP 5G bands. It supports Tx single-sideband up-conversion and Rx image-reject down-conversion functionality. This converter has 4 on-chip frequency multipliers that simplify board-level integration with external PLLs. It also includes an RF bypass mode in which the frequency-conversion function is bypassed, and the IC effectively functions as an RF gain block. This feature enables a scalable phased-array architecture without the use of numerous discrete amplifiers and switch components. It also includes autonomous temperature telemetry and rejection. Read More.
mmWave Up/Down Converter from 24 to 30 GHz for 5G Beamforming Applications
The F5728 from Renesas Electronics is a mmWave Up/Down Converter IC that operates from 24 to 30 GHz. It is designed for 5G beamforming applications covering 5G-NR n257/n258/n261 bands. This highly integrated converter uses a classic Tx and Rx real-IF heterodyne architecture to upconvert IF signals from 3 - 9 GHz to the 5G NR mmWave bands spanning from 24 to 30 GHz. It uses a low-side local oscillator (LO) for both bands and has Tx/Rx mixer cores to support the internal LO frequencies. In Tx mode, it provides a conversion gain of 25 dB and has an output P1dB of +16 dBm. In Rx mode, it provides a conversion gain of 22 dB and has a noise figure of 7 dB. It requires a DC supply of 2.5 V and consumes 280 mA of current in Tx mode and 250 mA of current in Rx mode. Read More.
Block Up/Down Converter from 24 to 29.5 GHz
The ADMV1017 from Analog Devices is a Silicon Germanium (SiGe) based Microwave Block Up/Down Converter with an RF Frequency range from 24 to 29.5 GHz. The up-converter offers two modes of frequency translation which include a direct conversion to RF from differential baseband (I/Q) input signals and single-sideband (SSB) up-conversion from complex intermediate frequency (IF) inputs. The down-converter offers two modes of conversion which includes direct Quadrature demodulation to differential I/Q output signals and an image rejection down-conversion to a single-ended complex IF output carrier frequency. Read More.
8-Channel Beamforming Front-End Module from 24.25 to 27.5 GHz
The PE188100 from pSemi is an 8-Channel Beamforming Front-End Module that operates from 24.25 to 27.5 GHz covering the n258 5G band. It has an integrated power amplifier, low-noise amplifier, limiter/combiner, and a phase and amplitude beamformer for each channel. This beamforming module supports up to four dual-polarity antennas or eight single-polarity antennas. It operates in TDD mode switching PA/LNA branches connected to each antenna port and has on-chip storage for up to 32 state modes, providing control of all amplifiers and switches for each channel. This beamforming module supports CP-OFDM 64 QAM modulation technique. Read More.
Dual-Band 5G Beamforming IC from 24 – 29.5/37 – 43.5 GHz
The PRS1520 from Peraso is a Beamforming IC that operates in the mmWave range from 24-29.5 GHz and 37-43.5 GHz. It supports n257, n258, n259, n260, and n261 5G bands and has an EIRP of 43 dBm (n261). This module has an integrated 16-element dual-polarized antenna array and an internal CPU with beam control and automatic calibration. It supports dual-stream MIMO with two independent 16-channel beamforming arrays (32 total channels). The module utilizes a scalable architecture that can be tailored to a host of mmWave-enabled, 5G devices, including customer premise equipment (CPE), laptops, tablets, and hotspots. Read More.
28 GHz Beamforming Front End IC for 5G Phased Array Antenna Systems
The SUMMIT2629™ from Mixcomm is a Beamforming Front End IC that operates from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz. Fabricated using RF-SOI, this 8-channel front-end IC is designed to address the challenges constraining 5G mmWave performance. A single SUMMIT 2629 module provides two sets of four channels for two antenna polarizations – a total of eight channels per RFIC. Read More.
4-Channel Analog Beamforming IC for 5G Applications from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz
The MMW9002KC from NXP is a 4-Channel Bidirectional Analog Beamforming IC that operates from 26.5 to 29.5 GHz. Both the Tx and Rx chains of this 5G Beamforming IC have a phase shifter and a variable gain amplifier (VGA). The IC has a high bit phase, good amplitude resolution, and on-chip power detectors that allow measurement of the power levels on all RF antenna pins. It provides a Tx P1dB of 19 dBm with a gain of 30.5 dB and an Rx gain of 25 dB. This beamforming IC can be controlled via an SPI interface. It is available in a RoHS compliant WLCSP leadless package that measures 4.39 x 3.59 x 0.5 mm and is ideal for wireless infrastructure, 5G NR, RAN & CPE, phased array antenna (AESA), and TDD systems applications. Read More.
CMOS Beamformer IC from 24 to 29.5 GHz for 5G Wireless Infrastructure
The ADMV4828 from Analog Devices is a CMOS Dual Polarization Beamformer IC that operates from 24 to 29.5 GHz covering the n257, n258 and n261 5G-NR bands. It has 16 configurable Tx and Rx channels with 8 horizontal and 8 vertical (dual polarization) channels. This CMOS IC has integrated Tx power detectors and a temperature sensor. It has Tx/Rx beam position memory which prevents degradation in EVM at wide 5G NR channel bandwidths. The IC has high resolution vector modulators for phase control and high resolution DGAs for amplitude control. Read More.
Front-End Module for 5G NR Smartphones
The SKY58212-11 from Skyworks is a 5G/4G/3G Front-End Module that supports 5G NR, LTE, WCDMA and CDMA bands. It consists of PA blocks, input and output matching, an MIPI standard digital control block, single-ended duplexers, antenna and band select switches, and a low noise amplifier (LNA). This front-end module has an enhanced architecture that allows it to cover multiple bands and meet the spectral linearity requirements of LTE QPSK and 16QAM modulations with up to 20 MHz bandwidth and up to 100 resource block allocations. It uses an ET modulator to control output power and maximize efficiency by adjusting the input power and VCC. This FEM has a temperature sensor and is SkyShield™ shielded. It is available in an SMT package that measures 6.7 x 5.3 x 0.9 mm and is ideal for 5G NR smartphones. Read More.
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