Qualcomm and Bosch has announced a research collaboration focused on 5G NR technology applications for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
The two companies have already completed a joint study of radio channels for industrial environments to characterize the unique radio characteristics of industrial locations, with Qualcomm Technologies contributing its world-class expertise in 5G NR and Bosch providing its decades of experience in industrial automation and technology.
This trial will focus on the applicability of Release 15 5G-NR to existing industrial use cases and the evaluation of the new class of URLLC services, an addition to 5G NR’s wide range of services to control mission critical machinery over a wireless industrial Ethernet. The trial will also explore the tight integration of 5G NR with industrial networks and machines.
Qualcomm Technologies and Bosch are also collaborating as members of the 5G Alliance for Connected Industries and Automation (5G-ACIA) to foster developing 5G technologies that address industrial requirements.
Dr. Yongbin Wei, senior director of engineering, Qualcomm Technologies said, “The next release— 3GPP release 16— will offer new classes of services with ultra-reliable low latency control and optimization of 5G NR for industrial IoT, and we are delighted to work with Bosch in this area.”
“We are excited to bridge the world of industrial manufacturing and the wireless industry with this collaboration,” said Dr. Andreas Mueller, head of communication and network technology, Bosch Corporate Research.