Telit introduced its new 5G M.2 worldwide module SKUs powered by the fourth-generation Snapdragon X65 and X62 modem-RF systems. The 3GPP Release 16 solutions will enable Telit customers such as device OEMs and systems integrators to support bandwidth-intensive, mission-critical and latency-sensitive applications such as smart manufacturing/Industry 4.0, telemedicine, 4K/8K streaming video and private 5G networks.

The new industrial 5G M.2 modules are available with LTE and WCDMA fallback:

    FN990A28: Sub-6: 120 MHz, 2CC CA

    FN990A40: Sub-6: 200 MHz, 3CC CA

3GPP Release 16 is the latest version of the 5G standard. It includes enhanced features such as ultra-reliable low-latency communication to enable a wide variety of new use cases for industrial IoT (IIoT), smart manufacturing, robotics, industrial gateways, fixed wireless access, SD-WAN, 4K/8K video streaming, extended reality (XR), gaming, eHealth, private 5G networks and more.

The Snapdragon X65 and X62 are the industry’s first announced 3GPP Release 16 5G modem-RF solutions and the world’s first announced 10 Gigabit 5G systems. Snapdragon X65 supports mmWave and sub-6 GHz spectrum aggregation, as well as support for mmWave in standalone mode and FDD+TDD, TDD+TDD and FDD+FDD in sub6 GHz flexible carrier aggregation combinations. They also have a highly integrated, high performance L1/L5 dual-frequency GNSS for applications that require precision location.

Telit has an existing portfolio of industrial grade 5G modules with regulatory and mobile network operator certifications, which provides OEMs, system integrators and end users with added, independent verification that their devices will perform as expected on all major mobile operator networks worldwide. In addition to supporting  Telit OneEdge, which dramatically simplifies design, deployment and management of IoT products and solutions, the new M.2 modules also support the Telit IoT AppZone, which simplifies product design with advanced yet easy-to-use tools and APIs. AppZone also reduces bill-of-materials costs and design complexity by embedding application code right in the module, eliminating the need for a microcontroller.

“We’re pleased to see Telit utilizing the Snapdragon X65 and X62 Modem-RF Systems as the foundation for Telit’s new series of 5G data cards. With premium speed, reliability and features, these new solutions will continue to support the ecosystem in proliferating the 5G opportunity beyond smartphones,” said Gautam Sheoran, vice president, product management, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

“Telit and Qualcomm Technologies have a long history of working together to transform brand-new standards into commercial products, including the award-wining Telit FN980 series introduced in 2019, the world’s first data card featuring the Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System,” said Manish Watwani, chief marketing and product officer, Telit. “As the foundation for our new series of 5G data cards, the Snapdragon X65 and X62 are a natural evolution and enable device OEMs, systems designers and end users to immediately take advantage of 3GPP Release 16’s game-changing, future-proofing capabilities.”

Customer samples will be available in Q1 2022 with mass production in mid-2022.