News · Luxembourg· Apr 25, 2024

Rolling Wireless first to receive global approval for 5G Release 16 automotive cellular modules

Following FCC equipment authorisation and JRF/JPA approval, GCF certification marks another key compliance milestone.

Rolling Wireless, the world’s leading supplier of cellular network access devices (NADs) to the automotive industry, today announced that its RN934A NAD has obtained Global Certification Forum (GCF) approval as the first 5G Release 16 automotive module on the market.

The RN934A, aimed for the European market, is the lead variant in Rolling Wireless’ RN93xx series. GCF Certification demonstrates that the module conforms to international standards for mobile technologies and guarantees device-network interoperability.

“Securing the first GCF certification for a 5G Release 16 automotive product is a testament to the skill and dedication of our R&D and certification teams,” said Wei Xu, Senior Vice President R&D at Rolling Wireless.

He added: “This key compliance milestone, achieved ahead of schedule, also provides confidence to Tier 1s and car makers who are already designing RN93xx modules into their next-generation telematics control units.”

In addition to GCF certification, Rolling Wireless has also received equipment authorisation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for two RN93xx series variants, RN932A and RN932N. The FCC’s approval permits the modules to be sold and operated in the U.S.

Furthermore, the RN937N variant has gained certifications of compliance with the Japanese Radio Law (JRF) and the Japanese Telecommunication Business Law (JPA), a mandatory requirement for sale on the Japanese market.

Based on the Qualcomm SA522M chipset, Rolling Wireless RN93xx series modules bring a multitude of enhancements to automotive applications.

More than just 5G modems, RN93xx modules are delivered with a flexible, Linux-based NAD software platform. Customers can build their telematics control units on the ready-to-use Rolling Wireless Core Services, on Qualcomm’s Telematics Application Framework (TelAF), or on a custom application framework. Rolling Wireless also offers a wide ranges of optional software components, designed to address common connected vehicle and telematics use cases, and ready to be integrated into any software platform that customers choose.