New Qualcomm FastConnect 6800 mobile connectivity subsystem-based Wi-Fi 6 modules for industrial and automotive applications from Quectel, leading global supplier of cellular and GNSS modules.
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.
The FG50X series and AF50T modules support IEEE 802.11 ax and BT 5.1, and are backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac protocols. In addition to this, the low-power Wi-Fi 6 modules support Dual MAC, 2.4 GHz & 5 GHz Dual Bands Simultaneous (DBS) in 2X2+2x2 mode, MU-MIMO with 8x8 sounding, advanced Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) and 1024-QAM (Orthogonal Amplitude Modulation) capabilities, which can deliver faster, more secure and robust Wi-Fi performance, with a maximum data rate of up to 1774.5 Mbps. To address the differing demands of various IoT segments, Quectel has designed multiple variants of the FG50X series.
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.
Engineering samples of the FG50X and AF50T are now available at Atlantik Elektronik.