XR90 Dual Modem 5G Router

Sierra Wireless XR90 5G Router – Single or Dual 5G Modem router ideal for In-Vehicle 5G Internet

The supercharged AirLink XR90 is purpose-built for vehicle applications such as Transit and Public Safety. With dual 5G cellular radios and dual independent 4×4 Wi-Fi 6 radio, it is the highest performing, most flexible router in the Sierra portfolio.XR90 – 5G High-Performance Multi-Network Vehicle Router for Transit, Rail, and First Responder Fleets.

  • The industry’s highest-performing 5G router, purpose-built for vehicles
  • Future-proof, cartridge-based design for additional functions and features
  • 5 ethernet ports and dual 4X4 MIMO Wi-Fi 6
  • Remote device management and mobility-focused reporting through AirLink Premium

The AirLink XR90 is a fully-supported, out-of-the-box solution complete with integrated device management and 24/7 technical support. AirLink Connection Manager delivers complete VPN security and our AirLink Professional Services maximizes your system performance and customer satisfaction.

As standard the XR90 comes with a single 5G modem and can be expanded using the XR 5G expansion module to provide a second 5G connection.

When the XR90 expansion kit is connected then the unit looks a little different.

XR90 dual modem rear view XR90 Dual Modem 5G Router



X980 – 5G High-Performance Multi-Network Router for Public Safety, Field Service Fleets, and Mission-Critical Fixed Applications.

  • Buses/Transit
  • Ambulance/EMS
  • Law Enforcement
  • Fire
  • Utilities
  • Private Networking




3220 g
Dimensions 268 × 220 × 53 mm
Manufacturer Sierra Wireless
Region Global
Radio Mode Dual Radio 5G/5G, Single Radio 5G
Air Interface 5G NR, 4G LTE, 3G, LPWA
5G Category 5G NR Sub-6
5G Frequency Bands n1, n2, n3, n5, n28, n41, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79
LTE Category CAT-20
LTE Frequency Bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B43
3G Category HSPA+, WCDMA
3G Frequency Bands B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B8, B9, B19
LWPA 4G LTE Cat-20 Independant radio for backup to AirVantege
Data Speed Peak Download 4G LTE Cat-20 – Up to 2 Gbps, Peak Dwonload 5G – up to 4.14 Gbps, Peak Upload 4G LTE Cat-20 – up to 210 mbps, Peak Upload 5G – up to 660 Mbps
Interfaces 1 x LPWA ALMS Out-of-Band Management, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C port, 15 x FAKRA antenna connectors (4×4 Cellular, Dual 4×4 Wi-Fi, GNSS, Bluetooth, LPWA), 2 x RS-232 serial port on RJ-45 connector, Aux Port (GPIO/CAN), Dual 5G: 5 x RJ-45 Ethernet ports (1×5 Gbps, 4×1 Gbps), Single 5G: 4 x RJ-45 Ethernet ports (1×5 Gbps, 3×1 Gbps)
Ignition Sense Yes
Wi-Fi Dual independent 4×4 MIMO Wi-Fi 6 AP/STA up to 2.4 Gbps
Connectivity User selectable Bluetooth Classic or Bluetooth LE
Ethernet Speed 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 1000 Mbps
Cloud Platform AirLink Premium
Location Technology GNSS
IP Rating IP64
Edge Computing Containerized Applications, Legato® open source, REST APIs
Power Supply External
Power Voltage DC 7 to 36 V
Operating Temperature -30ºC to +70ºC
Operating Humidity 95% RH @ 60ºC

5G Expansion Cartridge

The XR90 5G router is supplied as standard with a single, embedded 5G modem but with the addition of the XR90 5G expansion module you can add a second 5G modem to enable simultaneous twin 5G internet connectivity either for load balanced Internet or for hot-swap failover to ensure a continuous 5G connection.

XR90 5G expansion module

The Sierra Wireless XP-5G Expansion Cartridge is a snap-on extension module that will add an additional 5G radio to an existing XR80 4G, XR80 5G, or an XR90 Single Radio router. This expansion module is a full 5G radio that will convert an existing Single Radio XR router into a Dual Radio providing extensibility and redundancy.

Vehicle 5G Antenna for use with the Sierra Wireless XR90 5G Router

When using the XR90 as an in-vehicle 5G router we recommend the Panorama BATM4-6-60 vehicle 5G antenna which is available with FAKRA connectors for the cellular connection.  This vehicle 5G antenna is available with different configurations with options to add 2×2 WiFi, 4×4 WiFi and GPS.

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