Quectel announces high-performance 5G Smart module SG560D to unleash the full potential of AIoT.
Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global IoT solutions provider, has announced the launch of the SG560D. SG560D module is an Android Smart module that integrates 5G New Radio (NR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. Featuring a powerful CPU and GPU, the SG560D will solve complex application scenarios that require high data rates and computing capabilities. SG560 can solve scenarios such as in-vehicle infotainment, industrial handheld devices, smart gateways, industrial cameras, and monitoring devices.
“In the era of Artificial Internet 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 in many verticals.”
Powered by the Qualcomm QCM6490 chipset, Quectel’s SG560D is a 5G Sub-6GHz Smart module equipped with a Qualcomm® Kryo™ 670 CPU built on Arm v8 Cortex technology as well as a Qualcomm® Adreno™ 642L GPU. This brings superior computing power to enable fast, high-quality 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, allowing for future Android upgrades on 13/14/15. It has a default onboard memory of 4GB LPDDR4X + 64GB 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. Another significant benefit is that this new product has a long life span and will be available until 2028.
Through the MIPI DSI interface, the SG560D can support displays with a maximum resolution of 2520×1080 and a refresh rate of 144Hz. 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 4 × 4 MIMO and uplink 2 × 2 MIMO and is backward compatible with global LTE/WCDMA networks. In addition to cellular communication capability, the SG560D supports Wi-Fi 6E bands of 2.4 GHz, 5 GHz, and 6 GHz, dual-band simultaneous (DBS), Wi-Fi 2×2 MU-MIMO, and Bluetooth 5.2, which will significantly improve network coverage and enhance transmission data rates in different application scenarios.
SG560D module integrates a multi-constellation GNSS receiver and can concurrently receive signals from up to seven constellations (GPS/GLONASS/BDS/NavIC/ Galileo/QZSS/SBAS). The module can deliver fast and highly accurate positioning performance by combining GNSS signals from dual-frequency bands (L1/L5).
With various peripheral interfaces such as dual USB, multiple PCIe, UART, I2S, and SPI, the SG560D module offers flexibility and ease of integration to OEM developers. SG560D supports various AIoT applications, including video conferencing systems, live streaming devices, gaming, edge computing, robots, drones, AR/VR, and intelligent retail.
Quectel offers a wide range of off-the-shelf and customized high-performance antennas, which boost wireless connectivity significantly. Customers can bundle Quectel’s SG560D module with Quectel’s antennas and pre-certification services. This reduces both cost and time-to-market for their smart devices. Quectel’s Combo antennas, which integrate multiple technologies such as 5G, 4G, GNSS, and Wi-Fi, offer highly flexible and reliable high-performance antenna solutions for outdoor applications.
The SG560D will be on display at Embedded World Nuremberg on Booth No 171, Hall 5, June 21- 23, 2022.
Quectel’s passion for a smarter world drives us to accelerate IoT innovation. A highly customer-centric organization, we are a global IoT solutions provider backed by outstanding support and services. Our growing global team of over 4,000 professionals sets the pace for innovation in cellular, GNSS, and WiFi/BT modules, antennas, and IoT connectivity. Listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (603236. SS), our international leadership is devoted to advancing IoT globally.