Quectel RM500Q-AE 5G NR Sub-6 GHz Modem Module with Adapter Enclosure

About this Item
  • 5G Modem – x55 Qualcomm Chip
  • Supports bands on all major US carriers
  • Max LTE speeds up to 2.0Gbps
  • Supports up to 7 x Carrier Aggregation + ENDC 5G Aggregation
  • FirstNet Band 14 Support
  • T-Mobile Band 71 Support
  • Four antenna ports for 4×4 MIMO

From: $423.85

Description

NOTE: This is a bundle of all items to be able to use the RM500Q-AE modem with devices via USB3 output.
All items included and optional for the bundle are listed at the bottom of this page.

 

Wireless Internet Modem – 5G – Quectel RM500Q-AE

 

Top Speed: (LTE/5GSA/5GNSA)
Downlink
: 1.0Gbps/2.1Gbps/2.5Gbps
Uplink
: 200Mbps/450Mbps/650Mbps

LTE Bands supported per major US cellular carrier**

AT&T: 2, 4, 5, 12, 14, 17, 29, 30, 46, 66
Verizon: 1, 2, 4, 5, 13, 46, 48, 66
T-mobile: 2, 4, 5, 12, 25, 26, 41, 46, 66, 71

5G SA Bands Supported

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48*, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79

5G NSA Bands Supported

n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48*, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79

Carrier Aggregation Support?
Yes: 5xCA + ENDC

Cellular Antenna Ports:
4 (4×4 MIMO)

**Check for full cellular band support on the bands tab above.

NOTE: It is the customers sole responsibility to ensure that the cellular service is compatible with the above cellular modem. The Wireless Haven is not responsible, and will not rake returns, if the customer cannot find a cellular data plan to connect their modem to.

Bundled Items

Quectel RM500Q-AE 5G Cellular Modem
WiFiX Modem Connector Hold Down Clip for M.2 Style 4G 5G Modems
Copper Heatsink for 5G Modems – 4mm – Low Clearance
USB3 to M.2 Key B 4G 5G Modem Adapter Enclosure with SIM Card Slot – V7 – Sierra Quectel Fibcom SimCOM 5G Supported
Qty 2 x MHF4 Female (Right Angle) to SMA Female Bulkhead (Straight) 5 inch (13cm) 1.13mm Pigtail Cable (The USB3.0 Enclosure already has 2, these two make a total of 4)

Optional Items

Copper Heatsink for 5G Modems – 4mm – Low Clearance – Highly Recommended to have a heatsink
Aluminum Heatsinks for 5G Modems – 5mm – Low Clearance – Highly Recommended to have a heatsink
600-3800MHz Cellular Omni-Directional Paddle Antennas (SMA Connectors) PAIR
700-3800MHz 5dBi Cellular Hotspot Omni-directional Antennas (SMA Connectors) – Pair
700-2700MHz 4dBi 4G 5G Hotspot Omni-Directional Antennas (SMA Connectors) PAIR

Modem Adapter Enclosure Assembly

More Details

The Quectel Wireless RM500Q-AE 5G NR Sub-6 GHz Modem Module is an M.2 modem module that provides 5G NR (New Radio), LTE-Advanced, and GNSS connectivity for routers, notebooks, Ultrabooks, tablet computers, and M2M applications over many radio frequency bands.

Here is an excerpt from the Quectel Wireless Website:

The RM500Q-AE is a 5G M.2 module measuring 52.0mm × 30.0mm × 2.3mm which meets the 3GPP Release 15 specification and is optimized for IoT and eMBB applications anywhere in the world outside the US. It supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes and is compatible with Quectel’s LTE-A category 6 module EM06, category 12 modules EM12 & EM120R-GL, and category 16 module EM160R-GL , enabling customers to migrate from LTE-A to 5G.

The RM500Q-AE supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen9C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo and QZSS), and the integrated GNSS receiver greatly simplifies product design and makes positioning capabilities quicker and more accurate. A rich set of internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (USB/PCIe drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android) allow the RM500Q-AE to serve a wide range of IoT applications including business routers, home gateways, set top boxes, industrial laptops, consumer laptops, industrial PDAs, rugged tablet PCs, and digital signage.

The 5G modems are very powerful modems and have power requirements that can be more than the stock power adapter that comes with most routers. It is recommended to add a quality cell phone style plug-in charger with Micro-B USB connector for auxiliary power input. We want to make sure you have all the amps you will need to deliver reliable modem power.

NOTE:  This is a M.2 form card and requires MHF4 Pigtails.   In order to use this card in a cellular hotspot router, or with a computer system, with a Mini PCI-E slot, a mPCIe to M.2 Adapter must be used. Please know that not all M.2 adapters will work with the longer style 5G modems and routers. Our USB3 modem enclosure adapter does.

NOTE:  Caution should be exercised when updating the modem firmware.  It is recommended to use a Linux machine for the updates, though Windows firmware update files are regularly available.  We will not accept return of a modem that has been bricked or otherwise altered or damaged.

We offer the firmware update as an add-on for Quectel Wireless Modems, this is available on this product page as an add on option.

IMPORTANT:  Exercise extreme caution while installing MHF4 connectors to the modem antenna ports.  The ports are delicate and easily damaged.  Assure that the MHF4 connector is perfectly centered, level and aligned with the modem port.  The MFH4 connector will then snap into place using minimum pressure.  Do not apply excessive force.  A damaged modem connector port is not covered under warranty. If you do accidentally damage a modem port, we offer a repair service: Modem Antenna Port Replacement Service

IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended to invest in a quality power strip surge protector (i.e., APC, Belkin,…) to use behind a router and/or electronic equipment.  This will help protect against Transients (momentary spikes/surges in voltage or current) that can be detrimental to expensive equipment.  Transient damage to modems are not covered under warranty.  Protect your equipment.

 

QUICK SPECS:

  • 5G sub-6GHz module
  • 52.0mm × 30.0mm × 2.3mm
  • 8.4g
  • M.2 form factor
  • Max. downlink 2.5Gbps / 900Mbps uplink
  • Extended temperature range of -40°C to +85°C

Download Product Specifications

For full details and specifications, see more on the Quectel Wireless website: https://www.quectel.com/product/5g-rm500q-ae/

 

Documentation

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1_g28G3rHeiZ-DC570fcc-d6ouV0MQQO-?usp=sharing

Antenna Connections

V7Adapter-RM5xx-ConnectorsLayout-WirelessHaven
Quectel RM5xx Modem Connectors Layout – The Wireless Haven

 

NOTE: The Connector layout is the same for the RM500Q and RM502Q Modems

Connecting MHF4 Antenna Connectors on Cellular Modems

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Modem Adapter Enclosure Assembly

Have us put it together for you.

Upgrade Modem to latest Generic Firmware

Warranty: 30 Days

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