Moxa taps Qualcomm for industrial private 5G networks

Moxa taps Qualcomm for industrial private 5G networks

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By Nick Flaherty

Moxa has launched a cellular gateway for 5G private industrial networks using the latest 5G modem technology from Qualcomm.

The Moxa CCG-1500 Series dual SIM industrial 5G cellular gateway uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System and is interoperable with the major 5G Radio Access Networks and 5G core networks from providers such as Ericsson, NEC, and Nokia.

The ARM-based 8W gateway provides 3GPP 5G connectivity for both Ethernet and serial devices to simplify industrial private 5G deployments with data rates up to 920Mbit/s. The gateway is particularly aimed at automated mobile robots in smart manufacturing and logistics and unmanned truck fleets in mining with a -40 to 70°C wide operating temperature with 5G enabled.

Moxa has established a dedicated engineering team that works closely with key players in the 5G ecosystem to develop 5G and network technologies and is using the Qualcomm QXDM Professional Tool, which helped Moxa’s engineering team to become more proficient in 5G product development. . Collaborations also extend to conducting module- and system-level tests according to the 3GPP 5G standard.

“So many industrial IoT (IIoT) devices such as sensors, controllers, IP cameras, and legacy endpoints simply lack support for cellular connectivity.” said Ryan Teng, Industrial Wireless Business Manager at Moxa. “The highly power-efficient CCG-1500 Series gateways can backhaul Ethernet and serial traffic to a private 5G cellular network to fulfill the dynamic network needs of industrial applications while also saving costs and resources.”

“This collaboration between Qualcomm Technologies and Moxa will help push industrial IoT forward in Taiwan and beyond,” said ST Liew Vice President, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies Asia-Pacific Pte. Ltd. and President, Qualcomm Taiwan, South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand. “Thanks to our modem-RF system technology and Moxa’s track record of creating robust 5G cellular gateways, we are creating more reliable connectivity to power more use cases in the industrial automation field.”

“With a proven track record of over 20 successful private 5G proof-of-concept (PoC) and proof-of-business (PoB) projects in vertical markets including manufacturing, warehousing, and logistics, Moxa is well on track to deploying a private 5G network for industrial automation at a high-end manufacturing site.” said Dr. David Chen, Director of R&D Center at Moxa. “With the CCG-1500 Series gateways complementing our OT expertise and established capabilities, we are well-positioned to capitalize on emerging opportunities in the private 5G market in the coming few years.”

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