The FG100 is a 5G module for global vertical markets. It is the first module of Fibocom's 5G family with Intel® XMM™ 8160 5G modem and offers a "One World One SKU" solution to enable 5G worldwide with a standardized M.2 form factor.
The FG100 is a multimodal 5G module that includes EN-DC (LTE+5G), 5GNR-FDDD/TDD, LTE-FDD/TDD, and 3G WCDMA. It internally supports 5G Sub-6 GHz and mmW via an external antenna module. So the FG100 enables a fast download speed of up to 6Gbp/s at mmW and 4Gbp/s at Sub-6 GHz. The improved and uniform data rates in the bandwidth enable a cloud-based, immersive experience of virtual reality or augmented reality with extremely low latency.
The multimodal, global band support of FG100's One-World-One SKU is both NSA and SA compliant and offers a similar architecture and interface to its 4G predecessor, the commercially available L860, with Intel® XMM™ 7560 Gigabit LTE modem. Both offer PCIe interface (Gen4 for FG100), MIPI and GPIO antenna connectors, standard M.2 form factor with global bands to provide a 5G-enabled platform in the proven 4G LTE network. This significantly improves the time to market for 5G vertical solutions such as computer devices and gateways, for example.
*Samples are available. Planned market launch in 2020.