Quectel RM502Q-AE 5G NR Sub-6 GHz Modem Module with Adapter Enclosure

From: $572.85

Key Features

  • Supports both NSA and SA modes
  • Max. downlink 5Gbps / 900Mbps uplink
  • Category 20 LTE Downlink / Category 18 LTE Uplink
  • Supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen9C Lite
  • Supports MIMO
  • USB 3.1 / PCIe 3.0 high speed interface
  • Quectel Enhanced AT Commands

Supported 5GNR, LTE, and WCDMA bands:

5G NR NSA: n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/n28/n38/n40/n41/n48*/n66/n71/n77/n78/n79

5GNR SA: n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n20/n25/n28/n38/n40/n41/n48*/n66/n71/n77/n78/n79

LTE-FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12(B17)/B13/B14/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B32/B66/B71

LTE-TDD: B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B48

LAA: B46 (only support 2 × 2 MIMO)

WCDMA: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19

NOTE: This is a bundle of all items to be able to use the RM502Q-AE modem with devices via USB3 output.
All items included and optional for the bundle are listed at the bottom of this page.

 

The Quectel Wireless RM502Q-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 RM502Q-AE is a 5G sub-6GHz M.2 module measuring 52.0mm × 30.0mm × 2.3mm which supports both standalone (SA) and non-standalone (NSA) modes, as well as LTE Cat 20. The module achieves maximum downlink rates of 2Gbps and uplink rates of 450Mbps under SA mode and maximum downlink rates of 5Gbps and uplink rates of 650Mbps under NSA mode. The RM502Q-AE is intended to meet the demand for high speed, eMBB, and low latency of customers anywhere in the world outside China.

The module supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology which greatly reduces errors and optimizes data speed, and optionally features integrated GNSS (GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo) for rapid and precise positioning. It is suitable for a wide range of applications including industrial routers, industrial PDAs, rugged tablet PCs and digital signage.

  • Supports both NSA and SA modes
  • Supports MIMO
  • USB 3.1 / PCIe 3.0 high speed interface
  • Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available

 

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-rm502q-ae/

 

Bundled Items

Quectel RM502Q-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

Brand

WiFiX

Manufacturer

WiFiX

Copper Heatsink for 5G Modems - 4mm - Low Clearance

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 0.2 in

Aluminum Heatsinks for 5G Modems - 5mm - Low Clearance

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 0.2 in

600-3800MHz Cellular Omni-Directional Paddle Antennas (SMA Connectors) PAIR

Weight 6 oz
Dimensions 8.25 × 1.75 × 0.25 in
Antenna Type

4G LTE Indoor Omni-Directional

Carrier

AT&T, Boost Mobile (Sprint), Cricket Wireless (AT&T), FreedomPoP (Sprint), MetroPCS (T-Mobile), Mint (T-Mobile), Project Fi (Sprint, T-Mobile), Simple Mobile (T-Mobile), Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Virgin Mobile (Sprint)

Antenna Cable Connector 1

SMA Male

700-3800MHz 5dBi Cellular Hotspot Omni-directional Antennas (SMA Connectors) - Pair

Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 6.75 × 1.25 × 0.75 in
Antenna Type

4G LTE Indoor Omni-Directional

Carrier

AT&T, Boost Mobile (Sprint), Cricket Wireless (AT&T), FreedomPoP (Sprint), MetroPCS (T-Mobile), Mint (T-Mobile), Project Fi (Sprint, T-Mobile), Simple Mobile (T-Mobile), Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Virgin Mobile (Sprint)

Antenna Cable Connector 1

SMA Male

Brand

WiFiX

Manufacturer

WiFiX

700-2700MHz 4dBi 4G 5G Hotspot Omni-Directional Antennas (SMA Connectors) PAIR

Weight 1.5 oz
Dimensions 6.75 × 1.25 × 0.75 in
Antenna Type

4G LTE Indoor Omni-Directional

Carrier

AT&T, Boost Mobile (Sprint), Cricket Wireless (AT&T), FreedomPoP (Sprint), MetroPCS (T-Mobile), Mint (T-Mobile), Project Fi (Sprint, T-Mobile), Simple Mobile (T-Mobile), Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, Verizon, Virgin Mobile (Sprint)

Antenna Cable Connector 1

SMA Male

Brand

WiFiX

Manufacturer

WiFiX

Documentation

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1c49DYnuZIEB3U9j__6JwXQeNBeE57MaR?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

 

 

 

The Wireless Haven - RM502Q-AE Antenna Connections
The Wireless Haven – RM502Q-AE Antenna Connections

 

 

Connecting MHF4 Antenna Connectors on Cellular Modems

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Copper Heatsink for 5G Modems - 4mm - Low Clearance

We Always recommend some type of heat sink for your cellular modem

Aluminum Heatsinks for 5G Modems - 5mm - Low Clearance

We Always recommend some type of heat sink for your cellular modem

600-3800MHz Cellular Omni-Directional Paddle Antennas (SMA Connectors) PAIR × 2

If you need antennas, we recommend these.

700-3800MHz 5dBi Cellular Hotspot Omni-directional Antennas (SMA Connectors) - Pair × 2

5dBi cellular antenna upgrades for routers and modems.

Compatible with most 5GNR cellular bands

700-2700MHz 4dBi 4G 5G Hotspot Omni-Directional Antennas (SMA Connectors) PAIR × 2

700-2700MHz 3.5dBi - 4dBi 4G LTE Omni Antenna (SMA Connectors)

Modem Adapter Enclosure Assembly

Have us put it together for you.

Upgrade Modem to latest Generic Firmware

Warranty: 30 Days

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