Fibocom has announced the global launch of its new RedCap module series FG132-NA during Computex 2023. Compliant with the 3GPP Release 17 standard, the FG132-NA series adopts the key features from 5G in both network reliability and spectrum utilization, while significantly improving energy efficiency and expanding the diversity of IoT scenarios.
5G has achieved remarkable milestones in the past few years by accelerating the digital transformation of manufacturing, private networks, online education, and more use cases with its ultra-fast speed, low latency, and high reliability. As technology evolves, 5G RedCap is introduced to connect the "dots" in the IoT under the 5G landscape, which are the scenarios that require ultra-low latency and high reliability, but less bandwidth and long battery life. Therefore, RedCap is the technology tailor-made for smart grids, live streaming, industrial automation, and smart wearables with its great performance in speed transmission and power efficiency, unleashing the full potential of 5G in IoT.
Fibocom FG132-NA series modules are compliant with 3GPP Release 17 standard, support 5G SA and are backward compatible with LTE Cat 4 networks. In terms of hardware architecture, the module series is adopting 1Tx/2Rx antenna design along with LCC+LGA and M.2 form factors to satisfy the customers' expectations in a diverse range of use scenarios. The size of LCC+LGA form factor can be measured at 29 x 32mm, which is pin-compatible with Fibocom LTE Cat 4 modules for customers to upgrade to 5G smoothly. While the plug-and-play M.2 form factor offers a comprehensive solution for tablets and industrial gateways with a compact size at 30 x 42mm. By leveraging the 5G key advancements, FG132-NA supports up to 220Mbps downlink speed and 100Mbps uplink speed, as well as 5G slicing, 5G LAN, assuring the speed performance and network reliability in the daily operation of manufacturing factory, IPC, smart grids, etc.
In addition to a set of innovations, Fibocom FG132-NA also supports Open CPU with OpenWRT software, which allows customers to develop FWA applications such as CPE, Mobile hotspot, and DTU flexibly.
"5G RedCap is crucial to the mid-tier 5G deployments as it adapts multiple capabilities from tradition 5G while making lower power consumption and cost-ratio achievable," said Jason Zhu, General Manager of MTC Product BU, Fibocom. "We are thrilled to launch the FG132-NA series RedCap module at Computex, providing the ideal wireless solution for customers to expand the 5G ecosystem and driving the IoT applications toward ultra-reliable 5G connectivity at affordable price. With the rising migration from 4G to 5G, we are looking forward to unleashing the full potential of 5G in the global IoT markets with Fibocom RedCap modules."
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