The use cases include: automotive, health, manufacturing, farming, media and smart cities and the paper provides a sample use case detailing how some or all of the attributes of 5G are driving exciting new business cases from remote surgery to ultra-reliable low latency communication (URLLC) for factory automation and personnel safety. 5G really is underpinning use cases that are a matter of life and death but there are also use cases that are generating real revenues for organisations that deploy 5G.
For example, one farm in the Netherlands is utilizing 5G robots to optimise elimination of unwanted plants for crop fields. With 95% accuracy the robots outstrip the performance of humans and are resulting in increased yields at lower cost.
As the first company to create a 5G module, Quectel’s head start in 5G means its modules contain the most advanced features and capabilities on the market. For example, the 5G modules include powerful algorithms for edge computing and storage, utilizing Cortex-A7 up to 1.5GHz as the primary boot processor, a powerful digital signal processor (DSP) up to 1.5GHz as well as including support for low-power double data rate 4X (LPDDR4X) memory at 1.8GHz. These capabilities ensure customers’ devices have the processing power they need to create and broadcast high quality video content.
Its experience and heritage has also enabled Quectel to integrate up to 18 interfaces into its 5G modules, making them suitable for the widest variety of application scenarios. These include support for extended application processors, sensors, memory, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GNSS and Ethernet in addition to interfaces including: USB 3.1, PCIe, RGMII, PCM/12S, 12C, SPI, GPIO, SDIO, SIM, PWM and others. This gives media device makers the widest possible range of options to support the requirements and preferences of broadcast customers across the globe.