Fibocom 5G module based on Qualcomm technology

  • April 21, 2021
  • Steve Rogerson

Chinese embedded wireless module provider Fibocom has launched a 5G smart module integrated with high bandwidth, low latency and strong computing power.

The SC161 is based on the Qualcomm QCM6350, coming with a high-end Octa-core platform 2*A77 2.0GHz plus 6*A55 1.7GHz processor and vDSP (visual digital signal processor).

Supporting 5G standalone and non-standalone network architectures, the module is backwards compatible with 4G and 3G network standards. Combining with a 5G high-speed and high-computing capability processor, the module is capable for multi-channel capturing and image processing.

It integrates a graphics engine to allow smooth 4K video playing and multi-channel camera input. And it supports long-distance communication modes as well as wifi and Bluetooth short-distance transmission technologies. In addition, the module supports high precision GNSS wireless positioning.

The module pre-sets the open Android operating system with extension interfaces such as Mipi, USB, UAR, SPI and I2C, making it a preferred device for the core system of wireless intelligent products. It can be widely applied in IoT scenarios such as smart wireless payment, C-V2X, smart cities, smart home, robots, VR and AR.

“The mass production of Fibocom SC161 smart module is planned to start in Q3 2021,” said the director of product management at Fibocom. “We are honoured to introduce the new SC161 modules for global customers, which is an excellent addition to our 5G wireless module family. I believe Fibocom’s leading 5G smart modules will bring unprecedented benefits into various industries and business, helping to build a higher level of smarter world.”

Fibocom provides wireless IoT communication modules for telecom operators, IoT equipment manufacturers and IoT system integrators. It has over two decades of engagement in M2M and IoT communication technology. Communication modules are made for 5G, LTE, LTE-A, NB-IoT, LTE-M, Android Smart, Automotive, WCDMA, HSPA(+), GSM, GPRS, wifi and GNSS.