BRANDED CONTENT: Quectel on a charge to make EV ownership easy

The EV ecosystem needs connected charging stations so it can meet demand and maximize charger utilization. Quectel’s BG95 LTE modules are the answer.

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 29 Nov 2022 Views icon7558 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp
BRANDED CONTENT: Quectel on a charge to make EV ownership easy

The Quectel BG95 range of modules is enabling charging stations to use cellular connections to collect vehicle ID, service type, charging volume, state of charge, capacity of charging, the recharging current selected and the vehicle departure time. Vital for booking slots at chargers, paying for services and enjoying infotainment while charging, connectivity underpins the charging ecosystem, reduces range anxiety and turns charging from a stressful and boring task into a richer, more productive experience.

Already working with leading electric vehicle charging point operators (CPOs) across the globe, Quectel’s extensive module portfolio and its comprehensive range of antennas can offer CPOs the capabilities they need to facilitate connectivity for their charging points.

The company’s BG950 and BG951 LTE Cat M1 modules, which also offer Cat NB1 and will soon add Cat NB2 connectivity, are fully-compliant with the 3GPP E-UTRA Release 13/14 specification and provide global carrier band combinations. The modules feature the MIPS 5150 processor and offer ultra-low power consumption by utilising integrated RAM and flash to achieve extremely low current consumption in various standby or hibernation modes. These are ideal for periods of non-use at charging points and the modules offer 3GPP power saving mode (PSM) and extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) capabilities.

In addition, the BG95xA-GL contains a GNSS and cellular-based location engine that supports GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou and QZSS, enabling satellite connectivity in areas of no cellular coverage.

The modules boast comprehensive hardware-based security features, with integrated security elements (ISE). Offering an ultra-compact SMT form factor of 19.9 mm × 23.6 mm × 2.2 mm and a high integration level, the module enables integrators and developers to design applications easily using the module’s low-power consumption and compact structure. The modules’ advanced LGA package allows for fully automated manufacturing required for large-scale applications.

Key features:

  • Extremely compact LTE Cat M1/NB1/NB2 module with ultra-low power consumption
  • Integrated RAM and flash
  • Super slim profile in the LGA package
  • Embedded with abundant internet service protocols
  • Support for VoLTE (Cat M1 only), QuecLocator®, PoLTE and
  • DFOTA update
  • Fast time-to-market: reference designs, evaluation tools and
  • timely technical support minimize design and development time and effort
  • Robust mounting and interfaces
  • Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available
  • Embedded power management unit
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