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Cellular 5G

Overview

The Olive Robotics cellular 5G module is a compact device allowing you to connect your ROS robot via cellular network to other robots, base stations and the cloud via Edge, LTE or 5G communication protocols. Note: The Olive N5G moudle requires a dedicated SIM card to be operational. The SIM card is not included.

Olive-5G!

Some of the key features and benefits of our cellular 5G module include:

  • Full support of the latest telecommunication standards: The olive Cellular 5G module is based on the Quectel RM520N-GL 5G Sub-6GHz module, which supports modern network standards such as 5G/4G/3G and LTE-A.

  • Compact and lightweight design: The olive Cellular 5G module has a compact and lightweight design, with four detachable antennas included in the package. Its small size and low weight make it ideal for applications where space and weight are at a premium, such as in aerial, or mobile robots.

  • Native ROS2 support: The module is a fully functional ROS-device and as such it understands ROS and transmits ROS topics, messages and services accross the globe wirelessly. Just connect the device to any ROS system and connect it to the cellular network.

  • Dedicated cloud infrastructure: With the olive Cellular 5G module you get access to Olive Robotics' dedicated cloud infrastructure. We set up a dedicated virtual private network (VPN) for you that allows you to connect up to 20 devices via cellular network.

Hardware Specifications

Part NumberOLV-N5G01
Frequencies- 5G NR: NSA/SA n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n14/n20/n25/n26/n28/n29/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/n66/n71/n75/n76/n77/n78/n79
- LTE-FDD B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B32/B66/B71
- LTE-TDD B34/B38/B39/B40/B41/B42/B43/B48LAA B46 (only support 2 × 2 MIMO)
- UMTS WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B8/B19
Data Rates (Max.)- 5G SA Sub-6: DL 2.4 Gbps; UL 900 Mbps
- 5G NSA Sub-6: DL 3.3 Gbps; UL 600 Mbps
- LTE: DL 1.6 Gbps; UL 200 Mbps
- WCDMA: DL 42 Mbps; UL 5.76 Mbps
RegionGlobal
Dimensions90.6mm x 68mm x 40mm
Connectors1x USB-Type C
SIM Card SlotNano SIM

Setup

  1. Follow the Quick Start Guide for Olive Robotics robot modules to connect the device and start using it.

  2. When the GNSS is correctly connected to your system, you can check that the expected ros topics are present. On your host PC run:

    ros2 topic list
    ros2 topic list

    The following ROS topics showed be shown:

    /olive/n5g/id01/status
    /olive/n5g/id01/led
    /olive/n5g/id01/network
    /parameter_events
    /rosout
    /olive/n5g/id01/status
    /olive/n5g/id01/led
    /olive/n5g/id01/network
    /parameter_events
    /rosout
  3. Visualize the data using one of the available options.

  4. Change the parameters like IP, ROS topic name, etc. using the embedded web interface. You just need to open your browser on your host computer and enter the IP address of the device. If you didn't change the default IP address, then it must be 10.42.0.7.