This chapter introduces the description, features and application areas of the Sixfab 5G Modem Kit

Sixfab 5G Modem Kit is an IoT computer based on the Raspberry Pi 5, integrated with the Quectel RM502Q-AE modem, a 5G NR Sub-6GHz variant. It combines the power of the Raspberry Pi 5 with high-speed 5G connectivity, making it ideal for various IoT applications. The electronic components are placed inside a specialized plastic enclosure with a specially designed thermal system for optimal performance.

  • Sixfab 5G HAT Designed for Raspberry Pi 5 (Raspberry Pi 5 is not included)
  • Integrated Quectel RM502Q-AE 5G Sub-6Ghz
  • Sixfab USB 3.0 bridge connector
  • Compatible via USB cable with NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit, Beaglebone, Asus Thinkerboard, NXP i.MX 8 architectures and also PCs
  • Recent drivers support Windows 10 and Linux (refer to modem datasheets)

Key Features & Benefits

  • Designed exclusively for Raspberry Pi 5
  • Worldwide 5G coverage (SIM is not included)
  • NSA and SA modes supported, Sub-6 GHz only
  • Enhanced internal antenna performance for 5G frequencies
  • All inclusive high speed 5G/LTE indoor CPE/gateway
  • 3x LEDs, help as indicators
  • High Speed USB 3.0 interface between modem and Raspberry Рі 5
  • Supports TCP/UDP/FTP/HTTP/HTTPS/PING/SMS networks protocols
  • Low latency with 5G cellular connectivity

Important Note for US Customers

Sixfab 5G Modem Kit for Raspberry Pi 5 works with only T-Mobile right out-of-box without requiring device registration in the US. Due to complex registration requirements, only advanced users may proceed with Verizon and AT&T networks registration.

Key Application

Sixfab 5G Modem Kit provides an accessible and comprehensive platform for exploring and harnessing the capabilities of 5G technology in IoT/eMBB applications. Its flexibility and ease of use make it an invaluable tool for both individuals and organizations looking to embrace the potential of 5G connectivity.

Sixfab 5G Modem Kit can be applied in various use cases and scenarios, including:

  • IoT Prototyping and Testing: Utilize the 5G Modem Kit to prototype and test new IoT concepts, ensuring compatibility with 5G networks and exploring the potential of emerging technologies like edge computing and AI.
  • Industrial IoT: Develop industrial IoT applications that harness the power of 5G for real-time monitoring, predictive maintenance, and remote asset management in sectors like manufacturing, logistics, and utilities.
  • Smart City Solutions: Explore and develop smart city applications that leverage 5G connectivity, such as smart transportation systems, intelligent energy management, and efficient public services.
  • Remote Monitoring and Surveillance: Build solutions for remote monitoring and surveillance, enabling real-time video streaming, remote control, and situational awareness across various industries, including security, agriculture, and infrastructure.
  • High-Speed Data Transfer: Test and optimize applications that require high-speed data transfer, such as multimedia streaming, cloud-based services, and large-scale data analytics.
  • Digital Signage: 5G Modem Kit can be used to power 5G-enabled digital signage solutions, allowing for dynamic and interactive content delivery in retail, hospitality, transportation, and other industries. It enables real-time content updates, remote management, and personalized customer experiences.

Package Includes

  • Sixfab 5G Modem HAT for Raspberry Pi 5
  • Quectel RM502Q-AE 5G Sub-6Ghz
  • Extra tall 40-pin GPIO stacking header
  • 5.1V 3.0A DC Power Adaptor with Universal Plugs
  • Plastic spacer kit