Wi-Fi 6 Modules for Indoor, Automotive Performance - FG50X series - Quectel

April 28, 2020

Quectel Wireless Solutions released a series of Wi-Fi 6 modules, including the industrial-grade FG50X series based on the Qualcomm FastConnectTM 6800 mobile connectivity subsystem, which is designed to deliver faster, more secure, and more robust Wi-Fi experiences and enable new Bluetooth audio capabilities, and the automotive-grade module AF50T based on the Qualcomm® Automotive Wi-Fi 6 chip, the QCA6696, Qualcomm Technologies' most advanced automotive Wi-Fi solution. These two modules series are designed to deliver enhanced performance in capacity, data rates, latency, power consumption and coverage. They will bring premium wireless performance to a variety of consumer, industrial and automotive applications, such as smart homes, MiFi, smart TVs, over-the-top (OTT) devices, industrial controls, customer premises equipment (CPE), the Internet of Vehicles and much more.

FG50V is a high-performance Wi-Fi 6 and BT 5.1 module in LGA package. It can be used together with Quectel 5G module RG500Q to establish WLAN and Bluetooth connections. Supporting 2 × 2 MU-MIMO, it provides a maximum data rate up to 1774.5 Mbps. With a compact and unified form factor of 19.5 mm × 21.5 mm × 2.1 mm, FG50V is an ideal Wi-Fi/BT solution for size-sensitive applications, and helps customers reduce product size and optimize application design cost. The surface-mount technology enhances its durability and robustness, and the LGA package makes sure the module can be easily embedded into size-constrained applications and provide reliable connectivity with these applications. The advanced package allows for large-scale automated manufacturing which has strict requirements on cost and efficiency. Designed with a reliable PCIe 2.0 interface to provide WLAN capability, FG50V achieves low-power and high-speed data transmission. This, coupled with its compact size and extended temperature range, enables the module to meet Wi-Fi/BT+5G application design requirements in industrial, consumer and automotive industries.

Key Benefits
● Wi-Fi & BT module supporting 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band and BT 5.1*
● Support PCIe 2.0 interface which provides higher data transmission rate and lower power consumption
● Excellent co-existence with Quectel 5G module
● Fast time-to-market: simple design minimizes design-in time and development efforts
● Wide operation temperature range (-40°C to +85°C)

When used in combination with Quectel's 5G module RG500Q, the FG50X series offers a superior 5G and Wi-Fi 6 solution for MiFi and CPEs that is designed to ensure high-speed connections which can support up to 32 clients at a time, and guarantee smoother and more reliable connections for smart home gadgets and many other multi-user scenarios. It also reduces network congestion for complex indoor scenarios like home, shopping malls, schools, and factories. Moreover, the FG50X series utilizes the WPA3 encryption mode to greatly improve the security of Wi-Fi connections.

The automotive-grade Wi-Fi 6 module AF50T strictly adheres to the IATF 16949:2016 standards and complies with automotive quality processes including APQP and PPAP, which ensures they meet the rigorous requirements of the automotive segment. The AF50T is specifically designed for Internet of Vehicles (IoV) applications, such as in-vehicle infotainment and on-board diagnosis (OBD). The module's compact design of 19.5 × 21.5 × 2.3 mm in LGA form factor permits automotive Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs to reduce their product size and design cost.

In addition to the automotive infotainment uses, the AF50T module when combined with Quectel's LTE-A + C-V2X module AG520R and 5G+ C-V2X module AG550Q makes an ideal LTE-A/5G + Wi-Fi/BT solution to address in-vehicle information processing demands, such as hot spot, data uploading and vehicle monitoring. Benefiting from its unique software and hardware functionality, the AF50T can effectively cope with channel interferences, and is also designed to work with the two C-V2X modules.