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SIMCom at MWC24: Demonstrating comprehensive 5G+AI module product portfolios

Updated:2024/3/6 15:07

MWC24 attracted more than 2,400 exhibitors and over 100,000 attendees to Barcelona, including more than 300 Chinese exhibitors. 5G and AI remained the hottest topics at MWC24, highlighting the trend of deep integration and empowerment of 5G+AI.

As a global leading wireless communication solution provider, SIMCom Wireless Solutions Limited (SIMCom) comprehensively showcased its complete and highly competitive product portfolios in 5G and AI at MWC24.

Luo Xiaoyan, Deputy General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of SIMCom, said in an interview with C114 at MWC24,” SIMCom has always adhered to the approaches of providing customers with the most advanced, stable, and reliable wireless communication solutions since its establishment. The company keeps up with the cutting edge of technology and launches corresponding products in a timely manner. Facing the future world of 5G+AI, SIMCom will continue to introduce high-speed LTE-A, 5G, and 5G Advanced modules, as well as high-performance Smart Modules.”

Luo Xiaoyan, Deputy General Manager and Chief Technology Officer of SIMCom.

Diving deep into the 5G module market

According to GSMA Intelligence, the number of global 5G connection have surpassed 1.5 billion, with a majority of connections coming from smartphones. To unlock the full potential, 5G must be extended to new devices, new use cases, and new industries. This provides an excellent growth space for 5G module manufacturers including SIMCom.

Luo Xiaoyan noted that connection scenarios represented by 5G are very ubiquitous, with different regions and industry markets having differentiated demands for module performance, cost and speed. This requires module manufacturers to create a complete and diverse product lineup. And SIMCom provides diversified 5G module product portfolios for global customers.

Aiming at 5G ultra-high-speed scenarios, SIMCom has launched the 5G module series SIM8270 and SIM8390, providing a maximum speed of over 10Gbps. These modules are suitable for applications that have strict requirements on speed and latency, such as broadband access, video monitoring and industrial control.

Considering the variations in global 5G network deployment, SIMCom's SIM8270 supports both 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) and Standalone (SA) , while SIM8390 supports 5G NSA, SA, and mmWave modes. Both modules utilize LGA packaging, integrate GNSS positioning capabilities, and maintain AT command compatibility with the SIM8260 series, enabling customers to quickly iterate on their terminal products and reduce development costs.

For 5G medium-low-rate scenarios, Luo Xiaoyan said, "RedCap achieves a good balance between cost and performance, making it highly attractive to customers seeking cost-effectiveness and the rapid deployment of IoT applications that meet 5G requirements."

SIMCom has launched the SIM8230 and SIM8230-M2 series RedCap modules based on the Qualcomm platform. The SIM8230 module supports multi-frequency bands for 5G R17 SA, comes with a variety of functional interfaces for external device expansion, and boasts advantages such as lightweight, energy efficiency, compactness, and cost-effectiveness. It can be widely utilized in various domains including 5G CPE, wearable devices, industrial routers, high-definition streaming devices, AR/VR, drones, and remote-controlled robots.

In terms of Wi-Fi, SIMCom has also launched a series of Wi-Fi 6 and Wi-Fi 7 modules to provide customers with high-speed support for the connection between 5G and Wi-Fi. In addition, its 5G modules SIM8270 and SIM8390 can be used together with the Wi-Fi module W87 to form a variety of 5G+Wi-Fi 7 solutions.

Innovative AI Smart Modules

The intelligent interconnection of everything requires not only powerful connectivity, but also AI technology and efficient computing power. SIMCom has innovatively launched a series of Smart Module products to meet the AI and computing power requirements in edge and terminals.

According to Luo Xiaoyan, with the rapid development of AI, the market's requirements for edge computing performance are becoming increasingly stringent and constantly expanding. In response to this trend, SIMCom has launched products designed for edge computing.

These products mainly focus on industrial inspection, video surveillance and other scenarios, and are committed to providing optimized solutions for a wide range of AI applications. Its core competitive advantages not only include the ability to achieve the best balance of power consumption and performance while meeting the reasoning and computing needs of the edge, but also have a cost advantage that is highly competitive in the market .

Among them, the SIM9650L is a high-performance Smart Module with the Android 14 OS. It is equipped with a Qualcomm 8-core 64-bit ARM V8 processor and a Kyro 6xx CPU. Compared to previous generations of 4G smart modules, the SIM9650L series has a built-in AI processor Dual HVX, and Hexagon Tensor Accelerator, with computing power exceeding 14 Tops. It also has a built-in Adreno VPU 633, supporting up to 4K 30 video encoding or 4K 60 video decoding.

SIM9650L supports multiple high-definition cameras, high-definition touch screen, and has powerful high-speed data transmission and multimedia processing capabilities. It helps customers take advantage of the operating system and high performance of the smart module to quickly develop products and applications related to multimedia and wireless communication functions.

In addition, the SIM9650L series integrates GPS high-precision positioning, BT5.2 short-range communication, 2x2 MIMO, and Wi-Fi6E. It can be widely used in intelligent POS cash registers, logistics terminals, VR/AR devices, intelligent robots, in-vehicle devices, intelligent cockpits, video surveillance, security monitoring, intelligent information collection devices, industrial-grade PDAs and smart handheld terminals.

Strengthening R&D capabilities

The connectivity technology represented by 5G is becoming more and more closely integrated with vertical industries. However, various industries have different demands for connectivity. As a key anchor of connectivity, module have always faced significant challenges. On the one hand, the complexity of application scenarios requires module manufacturers to have a complete product portfolio; on the other hand, these application scenarios are fragmented, making it difficult to achieve scale and cost effects.

Luo Xiaoyan said that over the past 20 years, SIMCom has been committed to providing modules and solutions covering diverse technology platforms such as 5G, 4G, LPWA and LTE-A, and has accumulated rich practical experience and deep insights of customers’ diverse applications in IoT.

In response to the fragmented market, SIMCom has refined and summarized the commonalities and differences of various applications and fields, developed module products that meet various standards and application scenarios. And these products support global networks. To address the issue of fragmentation, SIMCom achieves an effective combination of flexibility and standardization through approaches such as providing software optional plug-ins.

In the future, SIMCom will continue to collaborate with global partners to create more high-quality module products and provide more accurate and professional services to customers worldwide. For more information, please check  https://en.simcom.com

 Source:C114
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