The World’s most compact 5G Ruggedized Handheld Device built on the Qualcomm QCM6490 Reference Design

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The World’s most compact 5G Ruggedized Handheld Device built on the Qualcomm QCM6490 Reference Design

2024-04-22 Sigma

Hanover, Germany- April, 22, 2024

Two 5G Devices built upon the Qualcomm QCM6490 Reference Design by Sigma Connectivity for EX1 (Zone 1/21 and Division 1/Class 1) hazardous areas:

  • BARTEC SP9EX1 Smartphone
  • BARTEC SC9EX1 Smartscanner

The new BARTEC SP9EX1 Smartphone and BARTEC SC9EX1 Smartscanner are compact, lightweight, and high-performing devices with the trusted quality of BARTEC, bringing safety to EX1 (Zone 1/21 and Division 1/Class 1) hazardous areas. Built on the QualcommÂź QCM6490 Reference Design by Sigma Connectivity. The QCM6490 Reference Design SoC brings astonishing performance at low power, with intelligent computing and on-device AI capabilities, fast 5G public and private network connectivity, and enterprise grade Wi-Fi 6 support for all day use.

Key features of the QCM6490 Reference Design include:

  1. High-Performance Processing: Powered by Qualcomm Technologies’ cutting-edge processor, the QCM6490 Reference Design offers powerful performance at low power for handling complex IoT applications with ease.
  2. Advanced Connectivity: With support for the latest wireless standards, 5G/4G/3G, including Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2, the QCM6490 Reference Design supports seamless connectivity and robust communication capabilities.
  3. Integrated Security: Security is paramount in IoT solutions. The QCM6490 Reference Design incorporates advanced security features, including hardware-based encryption and secure boot, to help safeguard data and devices from potential threats.
  4. Scalability and Flexibility: Designed to accommodate a wide range of IoT applications and AI integration the QCM6490 Reference Design provides scalability and flexibility, allowing companies to tailor their solutions to specific requirements.
  5. Comprehensive Development Services: To streamline the development process, Sigma Connectivity offer comprehensive development services and support, enabling companies to expedite their time-to-market.
  6. Powerful Compute and AI: The Qualcomm Technologies’ processor benefits from a fused AI accelerator, enabling faster data transfer between all cores and combined AI performance of up to 13 TOPS.

Commenting on the collaboration with Bartec, Peter Insley, CEO at Sigma Connectivity, Inc. stated, “We are thrilled to collaborate with Bartec to introduce the first commercial device based upon the QCM6490 reference design, the BARTEC SC9EX1 . By combining our expertise in IoT design with Bartec’s EX design expertise, we have created a solution that empowers companies to innovate and build devices that span all markets and all environments.”

The BARTEC SP9EX1 Smartphone is the world’s most compact 5G device in its class, with a 48 Megapixel main camera for imaging and an 8 Megapixel front camera for video calls, two configurable keys, dual loudspeakers for clear audio and a full range of accessories from charging stations to carrying solutions.

BARTEC SC9EX1 Smartscanner adds unparalleled performance, scanning efficiency and accuracy through the seamless integration with the ZebraÂź SE55 Advance Range Scan Engine. The BARTEC SC9EX1 integrated ZebraÂź scan engine is configurable through the onboard settings application and through push configurations for fleet deployments.

About Sigma Connectivity

Sigma Connectivity is a leading provider of IoT design and engineering services, specializing in helping companies bring innovative connected solutions to market. With a team of experienced engineers and designers, Sigma Connectivity offers end-to-end support, from concept development to product realization.

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Todd Stallard | Sigma Connectivity | +1 6198574114 |

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