IoT specialist Telit emerges as one of the first providers of data cards based on Qualcomm Technologies’ second generation 5G New Radio (NR) modem, the Snapdragon X55 5G modem, and their antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end (RFFE), and antenna elements. Boasting speeds greater than 10x that of a median LTE device, the data cards prove viable for enterprise network appliances, branch and remote office routers, fixed wireless broadband internet access, and most bandwidth-intensive applications.
The new 5G data cards are ideal for fixed wireless access applications such as enterprise routers and gateways, and customer premise equipment (CPE). Also, applications such as video cameras, starting with current 4K/HD and evolving to the coming generation 8K video will benefit from the aggregated bandwidth up to 800 Mhz.
At least two data cards versions will be available. The first will support 5G and LTE in bands below 6 GHz in time division duplex (TDD) and frequency division duplex (FDD) mode. The second will also support 5G in mmWave bands, initially available in the United States in sync with carrier rollout plans. All will include non-standalone (NSA) and standalone (SA) modes of operation to enable support for all major 5G networks expected to be deployed. They will also deliver a seamless 5G evolution path for current Gigabit class of LTE devices based on the LM940 LTE category 11 and LM960 LTE category 18 data cards. For more information, checkout the Telit broadband data cards.