The Qualcomm 315 5G IoT Modem supports global 5G NR sub-6GHz bands and operates in stand-alone (SA) only mode.
Qualcomm Technologies said the modem can switch to LTE as needed and be deployed over private or public 5G networks, leveraging network slicing or in isolation.
The modem was designed with industrial and enterprise applications in mind, intended to meet industry segments' needs including: retail, energy, automation and manufacturing, precision agricultural, construction, mining, public venues, and more.
This solution is designed for for IoT applications integrated with existing Ethernet and wired technologies. The modem has an "extended life software and hardware maintenance and support, prolonging IoT devices for the duration of their life span," firm claims.
The modem should be commercially available in the second half of 2021.
Dr. Steffen Haack, Executive Board Member, Bosch Rexroth AG who responsible for development, commented, "We are…working intensively on integrating 5G into our products. The Qualcomm 315 5G IoT Modem enables interesting new functions specifically for industrial IoT applications and helps us to open up new applications with 5G".
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