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Quectel announces high-performance 5G smart module

29 June 2022 Computer/Embedded Technology

Quectel Wireless Solutions has announced the launch of the SG560D, an Android smart module integrating 5G New Radio (NR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Featuring a powerful CPU and GPU, the SG560D will satisfy complex application scenarios that require both high data rates and computing capabilities such as in-vehicle infotainment, industrial handheld devices, smart gateways, industrial cameras and monitoring devices.

“In the era of Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT), computing capability becomes more critical to make devices smarter and more responsive. Our 5G SG560D module combines 5G and AI technologies to deliver state-of-the-art performance in communication and data processing,” said Patrick Qian, CEO of Quectel. “I believe the SG560D will offer an excellent option for edge computing requirements and will accelerate the digital transformation of devices.”

Powered by the Qualcomm QCM6490 chipset, Quectel’s SG560D is a 5G sub-6GHz smart module equipped with a Qualcomm Kryo 670 CPU as well as a Qualcomm Adreno 642L GPU, which together bring superior computing power to enable fast data processing. Tests indicate that the SG560D module can achieve computing performance of up to 14 trillion operations per second (TOPS).

Quectel’s SG560D contains an embedded Android 12 operating system and allows for future upgrades to the OS. It has a default onboard memory of 4 GB LPDDR4X + 64 GB UFS, with multiple memory configurations available. The product has multi-region variants including SG560D-EU for EMEA, SG560D-NA for North America, SG560D-CN for China and SG560D-WF for worldwide use.

Through the MIPI DSI interface, the SG560D can support displays with a maximum resolution of 2520 x 1080 and a refresh rate of 144 Hz. The module provides video performance offering a maximum [email protected] video encode and [email protected] video decode as well as a maximum of five groups of cameras.

Featuring 5G standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) network architectures, the SG560D supports downlink 4x4 MIMO and uplink 2x2 MIMO. In addition to cellular communication capability, the SG560D supports Wi-Fi 6E bands of 2,4 GHz, 5 GHz and 6 GHz, Wi-Fi 2x2 MU-MIMO. and Bluetooth 5,2, which will significantly improve network coverage and enhance transmission data rates.

The module also contains a multi-constellation GNSS receiver and can concurrently receive signals from up to seven constellations (GPS/GLONASS/BDS/NavIC/Galileo/QZSS/SBAS). By combining GNSS signals from dual-frequency bands (L1/L5), the module can deliver fast and highly accurate positioning performance.

With various peripheral interfaces such as dual USB, multiple PCIe and UART, I2S and SPI, the SG560D offers flexibility and ease of integration to OEM developers in a wide range of AIoT applications including video conferencing systems, live streaming devices, gaming, edge computing, robots, drones, AR/VR and intelligent retail.


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