Sierra Wireless (NASDAQ: SWIR) (TSX: SW), the IoT solutions provider that combines devices, network services and software to unlock value in the connected economy, has announced commercial availability of its first-to-market EM919x 5G NR Sub-6 GHz and mmWave embedded modules, the company said.
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.
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 OEMs designing their 5G platform to launch with Sierra Wireless´ EM919x modules.
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.”
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.
Sierra Wireless has more than 1,300 employees globally and operates R&D centers in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit www.sierrawireless.com.