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EP06

IoT/M2M-optimized LTE-A Cat.6 Mini PCIe Module

Quectel EP06 is a series of LTE Advanced category 6 module optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. Adopting the 3GPP Rel. 12 LTE technology, it delivers M2M-optimized speeds of 300Mbit/s downlink and 50Mbit/s uplink peak data rates. Designed in the Mini PCIe form factor, EP06 is compatible with Quectel future Cat.9 module EP09, Cat.12 module EP12 and Cat.16 module EP16, which will help customers to migrate between different categories in the future.

EP06 contains 4 variants (EP06-E, EP06-A, EP06-LA and EP06-APAC) which are designed for different target regions and nearly cover all the main stream carriers worldwide.

EP06 supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS). The integrated GNSS greatly simplifies product design, and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positioning capability.

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (USB drivers for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Linux, Android/eCall*) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M and IoT applications such as industrial router, home gateway, STB, industrial PDA, rugged tablet PC, video surveillance and digital signage, etc.

Key features

  • LTE-A Cat.6 module with Mini PCIe form factor, optimized for M2M and IoT applications
  • Support LTE-A carrier aggregation
  • Worldwide LTE-A and UMTS/HSPA+ coverage
  • Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment
  • Feature refinements: supports DFOTA*, eCall* and DTMF
  • MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication systems

Variant for EMEA/Australia/Brazil

  1. EP06-ELTE-FDD:B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28/B32LTE-TDD:B38/B40/B412×CA:B1+B1/B5/B8/B20/B28;B3+B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28;B7+B5/B7/B8/B20/B28;B32+B5/B8/B20/B28;B38+B38; B40+B40; B41+B41(Note: B32 is only for secondary component carrier)WCDMA:B1/B3/B5/B8

Variant for America

  1. EP06-ALTE-FDD:B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B17/B25/B26/B29/B30/B66LTE-TDD:B412×CA:B2+B2/B5/B12/B13/B17/B26/B29;B4+B4/B5/B12/B13/B17/B26/B29;B25+B5/B12/B13/B17/B25/B26/B29;B30+B5/B12/B17/B26/B29; B41+B41(Note: B29 is only for secondary component carrier)WCDMA:B2/B4/B5

Variant for Latin America

  1. EP06-LALTE-FDD:B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B20/B282×CA:B2+B2/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28;B3+B3/B5/B8/B20/B28;B4+B4/B5/B8/B20/B28;B5+B2/B3/B4/B5/B7;B7+B2/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28;B8+B2/B3/B4/B7/B8;B28+B2/B3/B4/B7;B20+B2/B3/B4/B7/B20;WCDMA:B2/B3/B4/B5/B8

Variant for Asia-Pacific

  1. EP06-APACLTE-FDD:B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B18/B19/B21/B26LTE-TDD:B38/B39/B40/B412×CA:B1+B3/B8/B18/B19; B3+B5/B19;B7+B5/B7; B21+B19; B38+B38; B39+B39;B39+B41; B40+B40; B41+B41WCDMA:B1/B5/B6/B8/B9/B19TD-SCDMA:B39

Data

  1. LTE:LTE-FDD: Max 300Mbps (DL)/Max 50Mbps (UL)LTE-TDD: Max 226Mbps (DL)/Max 28Mbps (UL)
  2. UMTS:DC-HSDPA: Max 42Mbps (DL)HSUPA: Max 5.76Mbps (UL)WCDMA: Max 384Kbps (DL)/Max 384Kbps (UL)
  3. TD-SCDMA:Max 4.2Mbps (DL)/Max 2.2Mbps (UL)

SMS*

  1. Point-to-point MO and MT
  2. SMS Cell Broadcast
  3. Text and PDU Mode

Interfaces

  1. USB 2.0/3.0, Support Master and Slave Modes
  2. Digital Audio Through PCM Interface
  3. I2C x1
  4. (U)SIM Interface x2: 1.8V/3.0V
  5. GPIO/GRFC ×4
  6. W_DISABLE_N: Control RF Function
  7. RESET_N: Reset the Module
  8. WAKE_N: Wake up the Host
  9. WAN_LED_N: Indicate Network Status
  10. PCIe Interface (Optional)
  11. Main, Diversity and GNSS Antenna Interfaces

Enhanced Features

  1. MIMO: 2×2, 4×2, DL
  2. eCall*: Emergency Service
  3. Digital Audio and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) (Optional)
  4. (U)SIM Card Detection*
  5. DTMF*: Dual-tone Multi-frequency
  6. DFOTA*: Delta Firmware over the Air
  7. GNSS: GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo/QZSS

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Output PowerClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-FDDClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-TDDClass 2 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for TD-SCDMAClass 3 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for WCDMA
  2. ConsumptionTBD @Power offTBD @Sleep, Typ.TBD @Idle
  3. SensitivityTBD

Software Features

  1. USB Driver:USB Serial:Windows XP/Vista 7/8/8.1/10WinCE 5.0/6.0/7.0*Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1Android 4.x/5.x/6.0RIL:Android 4.x/5.x/6.0NDIS:Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10ECM:Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1Gobinet:Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1QMI_WWAN:Linux 3.x (3.4 or later)/4.1
  2. ProtocolsPPP/TCP/UDP/FTP/HTTP/NTP/PING/QMI/HTTPS*/SMTP*/MMS*/FTPS*/SMTPS*/SSL*

General Features

  1. 3GPP E-UTRA Release 12
  2. Bandwidth: 1.4/3/5/10/15/20/40 (2×CA)MHz
  3. Supply Voltage: 3.0V~3.6V, 3.3V Typ.
  4. Temperature Range: -40°C ~ +85°C
  5. Dimensions: 51.0 × 30.0 × 4.3mm
  6. Mini PCIe Package
  7. Approx. 6.0g
  8. 3GPP TS27.007 and Quectel Enhanced AT Commands

Approvals

  1. CE* (Europe)
  2. FCC* (North America)
* Under Development
EP06 - IoT/M2M-optimized LTE-A Cat.6 Mini PCIe Module

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Quectel EP06 LTE-A Specification V1.0 (1.3 MB)

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