Second Generation 5G NR Modules Compliant With 3GPP R16 Standards for Industrial IoT Applications

Quectel Second Generation 5G NR Modules

Quectel Wireless Solutions has introduced the second-generation 5G new radio (NR) modules that include the sub-6GHz modules Rx520F and the Rx520N series as well as the RM530x series of mmWave modules. In compliance with the 3GPP Release 16 standards, the new modules were designed with the Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G Modem-RF Systems.


The 5G NR modules were designed to satisfy the needs of industries that require enhanced mobile broadband and reliable communication capabilities. The 5G NR sub-6GHZ modules include the RG520F (LGA form factor), the RM520F (M.2) based on Snapdragon X65, and the RG520N (LGA), the RM520N (M.2) based on Snapdragon X62. The module supplier also offers second-generation modules such as the RM530F and RM530N modules (M.2) for supporting Sub-6GHz and mmWave dual connectivity.


For a greater 5G coverage, capacity, and throughput the new modules support all three combinations of sub-6GHz time division duplex (TDD) and frequency division duplex (FDD) carrier aggregation(CA), including CA of FDD+TDD, FDD+FDD, and TDD+TDD. The new modules also provide the important foundational enhancements to deliver better reliability and ultra-low latency for accelerating the commercial deployment of 5G applications.


With peak download speeds up to 10Gbps, the new module can address specific 5G eMBB use cases that require extremely high data rates such as 4K/8K ultra high definition (UHD) live streaming. The modules will also speed up the commercialization of 5G technologies and bring the benefits of mobile broadband to typical scenarios including Fixed Wireless Access, Industrial IoT, Mobile Compute, telemedicine, private networks, and more.


Commercial samples of Quectel’s new 5G NR modules are expected to be available around the end of the year 2021.


Features of Second Generation 5G New Radio (NR) Modules

  • Compliant with 3GPP R16 standards
  • Based on Qualcomm SDX65/SDX62
  • Enhanced R16 uRLLC features
  • Support Sub-6GHz and mmWave dual connectivity
  • Greater 5G coverage and throughput
  • Ultra-reliable communication
  • Ultra-low latency
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