Cavli’s CQM220 5G RedCap module is available in LGA, M.2, and mPCIe form factors

At Embedded World 2024, leading cellular IoT module manufacturer, Cavli Wireless, is set to shine the spotlight on their latest product offering, the CQM220 cellular IoT module with support for the 5G RedCap (reduced capability) standard introduced in 3GPP Release 17.

Cavli QM220

The module is available in three different form factors: LGA, M.2, and mPCIe Gen 2. It offers a maximum network speed of 226 megabits per second (Mbps) for downlink communication and 121 megabits per second for uplink communication. Similar to the Cavli C16QS module, it can support an integrated eSIM for global coverage via the Calvi Hubble cloud platform and comes with an optional GNSS (Global navigation satellite system) for tracking applications.

Cavli CQM220 specifications:

  • Processor – ARM Cortex-A7 @ up to 1.7 GHz
  • Memory / Storage
    • 256 MB RAM
    • 256 MB flash
  • Radio
    • Radio Access Technology: 5G RedCap
    • 3GPP Release: 17
    • Fallback: 4G LTE Cat 4
  • Network Speed (Peak)
    • 5G RedCap: DL 226Mbps & UL 121Mbps
    • 4G LTE Cat 4: DL 195Mbps & UL 105Mbps
  • Optional Features
    • Integrated eSIM providing global connectivity via Cavli Hubble
    • Integrated GNSS for tracking applications
  • Operating Mode – Standalone
  • Interfaces
    • 1x USB 2.0
    • 4x UART, 1x PCM, 1x SPI, 9x SPI
    • 1x MAIN ANT
    • 1x GNSS ANT
  • Dimensions –  37 x 21.8 x 2.8 mm, LGA package
  • Other Form Factors – mPCIe, M.2
  • Temperature Range
    • Operating Temperature: -30°C to 75°C
    • Extended Operating Temperature: -40°C to 85°C
  • Operating System – Linux

It also comes with OpenSDK support so an external microcontroller is not needed to program the module for specific applications. A device development kit (DDK) is currently available for pre-order for field-testing IoT applications.

cavli cqm220 development kit
Cavli CQM220 DDK

The Calvi CQM220 IoT module can be used in applications that require global deployment and high location data throughput such as asset tracking, automotive and vehicle tracking, smart home, manufacturing, and agriculture.

The Calvi CQM220 IoT module will be presented alongside other IoT connectivity products from the company at the Embedded World 2024 trade fair, set to take place in Nuremberg, Germany. You can learn more about the exhibition and IoT module from the press release and the associated product page. Pricing and availability information are not publicly accessible at this time.

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