Enhanced Connectivity for Automotive OEMs

Learn more about Kontron automotive-grade network access devices (NADs) and how they will support OEMs with the start of production (SOP) in 2025 and beyond.

Please note:
As of August 1, 2023 Telit Cinterion's 4G and 5G cellular automotive wireless modules business is part of Kontron.


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Kontron Automotive Network Access Devices

Superior Embedded Connectivity Solutions

Kontron automotive-grade network access devices (NADs) offer custom connectivity solutions to enrich experiences for drivers and passengers. Kontron NADs were developed based on over 20 years of infotainment and telematics experience. They offer connectivity options that include:

  • 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G
  • GNSS
  • Vehicle-to-everything (V2X)

Engineered for Extreme Conditions

Ready for Long Life on the Road

Kontron automotive NADs provide secure mobile connectivity for all global wireless networks. They are engineered to withstand rugged environments on the road, including:

  • Extreme temperatures
  • Excessive vibration
  • Severe weather
  • Humidity

Kontron NADs offer full support for automotive capabilities like eCall. They are developed and manufactured according to VDA 6.2 and TS16949 quality standards. These automotive connectivity solutions also meet stringent specifications and quality processes, such as:

  • APQP
  • PPAP
  • 8D reporting
  • PCN

Market Window

Ready for Prime Time

  • 5G NR 3GPP Release Rel.16 IMT 2020 approved
  • Market ready with Rel 16 mass adoption from 2025 onwards

Automotive NADs

Key Features

Qualcomm SA525M and SA522M, 5G 3GPP Rel 16
4 x 4 DL MIMO and 2 x 2 DL MIMO
Integrated GNSS
Embedded processing based on Linux
Flexible interface configuration (e.g., RGMII, PCIe)
Various options include:

2 x 2 UL MIMO (SA525M only)
MF-GNSS, dead reckoning
LTE and NR: cellular V2X embedded, external DSRC
Up to 20,000 DMIPS processing power


Supporting Car SOPs from Q4/2025

  • First NAD customer samples in Q3 2023
  • NAD start of production Q1 2025

Ignite Your Automotive Connectivity Journey

The sale of Telit Cinterion's Cellular Automotive Module Unit to Kontron concluded on August 1, 2023.

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