Sierra Wireless Unveils 5G module with mmWave support

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Sierra Wireless, the IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy, has recently announced commercial availability of its first-to-market EM919x 5G NR Sub-6 GHz and mmWave embedded modules.

Based on the industry-standard M.2 form factor, the 5G modules will enable original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to deploy secure connectivity worldwide at the highest possible speeds with ultra-low latency for mobile computing, routers, gateways, industrial automation, and many new Industrial IoT applications.

Larry Zibrik, Vice President, 5G & Embedded Broadband, Sierra Wireless, said: “5G is the most technically challenging evolution in the history of wireless, particularly because of the introduction of mmWave. Sierra Wireless has delivered industry-leading embedded modules, beginning with the first generation of cellular data technologies, and we’re the only partner with the experience to help our customers navigate the complexities of 5G. Industry leaders trust Sierra Wireless to help them get to market on time with secure 5G connectivity, and to invest in the expertise required to enable future key features, such as dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) and 5G NR standalone mode for even higher performance.”

With support for mmWave, Sub-6 GHz and LTE, as defined by the 3GPP Release 15 standard, Sierra Wireless’ 5G modules will power next-generation devices that deliver high-bandwidth, low-latency applications, including private networks, enterprise networking, edge processing, live streaming, video security, e-gaming, smart factories, robotics, drones, virtual reality and machine learning. Allied Telesis, Dynabook, LiveU, NEC Personal Computers and Panasonic are among the many leading OEMs designing their 5G platform to launch with Sierra Wireless’ EM919x modules.

Norimasa Nakamura, Executive Officer Product Development & Engineering, Dynabook Inc., said: “Sierra Wireless has been our trusted partner for integrating new mobile broadband technologies for many years. Now working with the EM919x for 5G, our next-generation 5G platform for mobile computing is processing on schedule, and our team can rely on Sierra Wireless’ leading technology and expert support to help manage the challenges that come with new technologies.”

Yaki Luzon, VP R&D, LiveU, said: “Our latest generation of products has been designed to work with Sierra Wireless’ EM919x to unlock 5G potential and deliver superior video and audio capabilities with mission-critical transmission. Sierra Wireless helps us ensure that LiveU is at the forefront of 5G technology for the broadcast and sports industries.”

Yasuhisa Ito, Director of NEC R&D, NEC Personal Computers, said: “Sierra Wireless has been a trusted partner helping NEC bring new broadband technologies to market for many years. We’re pleased with how our work with Sierra Wireless’ EM9191/Sub-6 GHz is progressing on our next-generation 5G platform for mobile computing and look forward to providing unprecedented performance with our new 5G products.”

James Brehm, Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates, said: “5G is a completely new technology, and it will require a significant amount of effort from all parts of ecosystem to roll out. Sierra Wireless’ long-standing position as an industry leader, and its relationships with carriers, infrastructure providers and chipset manufacturers will be an advantage for helping their OEM customers get to market on time and troubleshoot the teething issues we expect with new technologies. Working with Sierra Wireless significantly de-risks the process and speeds time to market for its partners. Sierra Wireless is the go-to partner for complex new technology launches.”

The EM9190 5G NR Sub-6 GHz and mmWave embedded module delivers revolutionary 5G speeds. With automatic 4G and 3G fallback networks, integrated GNSS receiver, and FCC certification for CBRS networks, the module provides reliability, security and flexibility for Industrial IoT designs. The EM9191 5G NR Sub-6 GHz module is also available in M.2 form factor, providing a simple upgrade path to mmWave, as well as the EM7690 LTE Cat-20 module to help facilitate the migration and differentiation between 4G LTE and 5G. Sierra Wireless’ EM919x modules are built on the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System.


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