The first 5G modules from Quectel

21. October 2019 | Planegg

Atlantik Elektronik, provider of advanced wireless solutions, presents the first two 5G modules from Quectel, the world's leading supplier of wireless modules.


The RM500Q 5G module is a Qualcomm Snapdragon X55-based 5G IoT and eMBB (Enhanced Mobile Broadband) optimized module According to 3GPP Rel. 15 specification, it supports both 5G NSA (Non-Standalone) and SA (Standalone) modes.

In addition, the RM500Q 5G module supports Qualcomm® IZat™ positioning technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS). The integrated GNSS receiver greatly simplifies product design and enables much faster, more accurate and more reliable positioning.

A variety of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces, and other comprehensive functionalities, such as USB drivers for Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Linux, Android/eCall, expand the module's use for a wide range of IoT and eMBB applications such as business routers, home gateways, STBs, industrial laptops, consumer laptops, industrial PDAs, rugged tablets, and video surveillance.

Due to the M.2 form factor, the RM500Q 5G module is compatible with Quectel's EM06 (LTE-A Cat. 6), EM12 (Cat. 12), EM20 (Cat. 20) modules.

5G Module RM500Q Key Features:

5G/4G/3G multi-mode module in M.2 form factor, optimized for eMBB and IoT applications.
Supports both NSA and SA modes
Worldwide compatibility for 5G and LTE-A
Multi-constellation GNSS receiver - available for applications requiring fast and accurate corrections in any environment.
Feature enhancements: DFOTA and VoLTE (optional).
The RM510Q 5G module is the first industrial 5G mmWave module to fully comply with 3GPP Release 15 5G NR standards. Quectel's RM510Q 5G module is specifically suited for IoT and eMBB applications. It is based on a Snapdragon 855 processor combined with the X55 5G modem and supports mmWave and sub-6GHz frequencies in both 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) operation. A maximum of 2.5 GBit per second downstream (Cat 22) is promised for operation in LTE networks; an upstream value has not been mentioned yet.

The M.2 module covers almost all mainstream carriers worldwide. In addition, the RM510Q is backwards compatible with LTE-A and 3G networks. It also integrates a multi-constellation GNSS receiver, eSIM, and high-speed interfaces such as USB 3.1 and PCIe 3.0, making the RM510Q 5G module ideally suited for globally deployed mobile devices such as Always Connected PCs (ACPC), industrial PDAs, mobile gateways and more.

"The transition from LTE to the 5G network is an irreversible trend on the horizon, as 5G is the answer to ever-increasing data traffic. Given the broad global aspirations, 5G also has the absolute potential for us to play a very important role in the IoT ecosystem. The 5G standard ensures all the necessary future requirements in terms of data speed, network capacity, response time and data security. The presentation of the new 5G modules proves once again Quectel's leadership in 5G R&D capabilities and IoT innovation," said Ottmar Flach, Managing Director of Atlantik Elektronik.