Quectel Wireless Solutions LTE-A Automotive Module AG521R-NA has been certified for operation on Verizon’s 4G LTE-A network.
The certified automotive-grade module AG521R-NA, based on the AEC-Q100 qualified Qualcomm SA415M chipset, is a member of Quectel’s best-selling AG52xR family. It complies with the international IATF 16949:2016 automotive quality management system, has achieved mass production, and has been selected by a range of well-known auto brands for critical automotive applications.
Targeting the North American market, the AG521R-NA supports LTE-A Cat 12 and provides a peak downlink data rate of 600Mbps. In addition, the product supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology. The use of multiple antennas at the receiver end at the same time, and on the same frequency band, greatly minimizes errors and optimizes the data speed.
In order to offer connected vehicles with precise location positioning services, the AG521R-NA module is designed with an integrated positioning solution to support L1+L5 dual-frequency, multi-constellation GNSS, PPE (RTK) as well as Qualcomm Dead Reckoning (QDR) 3.0 technology. This greatly simplifies product design and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positioning capability.
Additionally, the certified module provides a set of hardware and software-based features including Secure Boot, TrustZone, SELinux, multi-APN and more to enhance data communication security.
The AG521R-NA has passed rigorous environmental reliability testing and has adopted specific circuits and components to achieve excellent performance in ESD and EMI protection, ensuring great robustness even in harsh environments.
“We are thrilled to receive Verizon’s approval of our AG521R-NA module, as it reaffirms our commitment to providing North American automotive customers with reliable products,” said Min Wang, General Manager of the Automotive Business Unit, Quectel. “We have been focusing on the connected vehicle industry for many years and have accumulated rich experience in mass production projects. I believe that automakers and Tier 1 suppliers will be able to leverage Quectel’s higher quality products to better enable next-generation connected vehicles.”
The AG521R-NA has also obtained regulatory, conformance and carrier certificates including GCF, PTCRB, FCC, IC, AT&T and T-Mobile.