Sierra Wireless Extends 5G Mobile Broadband with Next Generation 5G Modules

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

May 19, 2021

News

Sierra Wireless Extends 5G Mobile Broadband with Next Generation 5G Modules

Sierra Wireless announced its next generation of 5G mobile broadband embedded modules, the EM92 Series.

These new 5G modules feature 3GPP Release 16 standard capabilities and provide secure connectivity worldwide at ideal speeds and with low latency for mobile computing, routers, gateways, industrial automation, and new IoT applications.

Adding to Sierra Wireless’ existing portfolio of EM Series modules, the new and advanced 5G EM92 Series is based on the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon X65 and X62 5G Modem-RF Systems. With their suitable speed, positioning technology for a range of indoor and outdoor use case requirements, and 5G NR Sub-6 carrier aggregation, the EM92 Series of modules enable next generation IoT applications such as live media streaming, video security, extended reality (XR), robotics, and private networks.

Per the company, Sierra Wireless’ EM91 Series - which includes both the EM9190 and EM9191 5G New Radio (NR) embedded modules - are certified to operate in the United States with the top 3 major U.S. carriers, enabling customers to commercially deploy networking devices, computing devices and other connected products on these operators’ high speed and low latency 5G networks.

The EM92 Series of 5G modules aims to make 5G more affordable, while building on the company’s EM91 Series which includes both the EM9190 5G mmWave/Sub-6/LTE New Radio (NR) and EM9191 5G Sub-6/LTE NR standards-based M.2 modules. Both modules in Sierra Wireless’ embedded broadband portfolio deliver ideal bandwidth and network performance and have been designed to connect to 5G networks around the world. They enable OEMs, system integrators and other companies to easily integrate 5G connectivity into their products, and make the most of 5G’s high speeds and ultra-low latency while shortening time-to-market, futureproofing designs, and ensuring the security of their deployment.

Both modules include an embedded SIM (eSIM) based on GSMA’s embedded SIM specification, eUICC. This eSIM enables customers to simplify their initial deployments on one carrier’s profile, and switch between networks without having to physically visit the device in the field for added IoT product deployment, and flexibility.

For further information on designing for 5G, Sierra Wireless is hosting an upcoming webinar on May 26 together with Qualcomm Technologies. To register for the webinar, visit https://www.sierrawireless.com/register/5g-design-preparation/.

The EM9190 and EM9191 modules are currently available globally from Sierra Wireless’ global network of partners. Integration samples of the EM92 Series are expected to be available at the end of 2021.

For more information, visit: https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/embedded-solutions/5g-iot/ or https://www.sierrawireless.com/products-and-solutions/embedded-solutions/networking-modules/

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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