5G WWAN for CF-31?

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5G WWAN for CF-31?

#1 Post by r.wyll »

Any chance there is a 5G WWAN card that will work in a mk5 CF-31?

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Zero chance. New modern Toughbooks will have EM9190's with 5G MM wave though! :) Check FZ-G2AKFBHAM as an example:

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Also sub 6GHz "5g" (4G LTE enhanced) with the EM7690 will be available as well but no SKU's out yet that I can legally share ;)

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Re: 5G WWAN for CF-31?

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So no way to mod either of these units to fit/work in a mk5 cf-31?

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Mini PCIE slots that the CF-31 uses cannot accommodate the transfer rates that 5G will need anyway (which to make things worse: the CF-31 WWAN modules used the USB lines). So manufacturers like Sierra have no reason to make any modules for that connector. For laptops that means they'll only make them for the newer M.2 type slots.

You may be able to get a 5G USB 3.0 dongle to plug into the CF-31, but you will still be limited by USB 3.0 speeds.
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Looks like I should start saving for a CF-33!

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r.wyll wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 7:00 am So no way to mod either of these units to fit/work in a mk5 cf-31?
No because the new units are going to be QUAD RF / PASS THRU, not dual!

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r.wyll wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:39 am Looks like I should start saving for a CF-33!
Negative on the CF-33.... Just wait... Trust me, something WAY better is coming!! :pbjt: :pbjt: ;) ;) ;)
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Rob wrote: Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:23 am
r.wyll wrote: Thu Apr 14, 2022 7:39 am Looks like I should start saving for a CF-33!
Negative on the CF-33.... Just wait... Trust me, something WAY better is coming!! :pbjt: :pbjt: ;) ;) ;)
So when will you be able to share more info?
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It'll be all over the news on 5/19/22 which is Thursday next week ;)
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Re: 5G WWAN for CF-31?

#10 Post by Michael AU »

Rob wrote: Fri May 13, 2022 10:38 amIt'll be all over the news on 5/19/22 which is Thursday next week ;)
Maybe an early Christmas then :pbjt:
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