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M12

SMD Dual-Band GSM/GPRS module

The M12 is a dual-band GSM/GPRS wireless module in SMD type. It is pin-to-pin compatible with the M10 quad-band module. The M12 can be embedded in customer applications, offering good reliability and robustness.

Featuring an industry-standard interface, the M12 delivers GSM/GPRS 900/1800MHz performance for voice, SMS, Data, and Fax in a small form factor with extremely low power consumption. With a tiny configuration of 29mm x 29mm x 3.6mm, the M12 can fit into almost all M2M ap-plications, including VTS, AMR, Wireless POS, Security, etc.

  • Dual-band GSM/GPRS module with a size of 29×29×3.6 mm
  • SMD type suits for customer application
  • Embedded TCP/IP protocol
  • Based on mature and field-proven platform

General Features

  1. Dual-Band:900/ 1800MHz
  2. GPRS Multi-slot Class:12/10/8
  3. GPRS Mobile Station:Class B
  4. Compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+:Class 4 (2W @ 900 MHz)Class 1 (1W @1800MHz)
  5. Supply Voltage Range:3.4V ~ 4.5V
    4.0V nom.
  6. Low Power Consumption:1.1mA @ DRX=5
  7. Operation Temperature:-40°C to + 80°C
  8. Dimensions:29×29×3.6 mm
  9. Weight:Approx 6g
  10. Control via AT commands (GSM 07.07 ,07.05 and other enhanced AT Commands)
  11. SIM application toolkit

Specifications for Fax

  1. Group 3, Class 1& 2

Specifications for Data

  1. GPRS Class 12max. 85.6 kbps (uplink & downlink)
  2. PBCCH Support
  3. Coding SchemesCS 1, 2, 3, 4
  4. CSDup to 14.4 kbps
  5. USSD
  6. Non Transparent Mode
  7. ProtocolsPPPTCP/IP

Specifications for SMS via GSM / GPRS

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

Specifications for Voice

  1. Speech Codec Modes:Half Rate (HR)Full Rate (FR)Enhanced Full Rate (EFR)AMR Half RateAMR Full Rate
  2. Echo Arithmetic:Echo CancellationEcho SuppressionNoise Reduction
  3. Hands-free Operation

Interfaces

  1. External SIM:3V/ 1.8V
  2. Analog Audio Interfaces:Two channels
  3. RTC Backup
  4. Keypad Interface
  5. LCD Interface
  6. Serial Port and Debug Port
  7. Antenna Pad
  8. GPIOs

Drivers

  1. MUX Driver

Compatibility

  1. AT Cellular Command Interface
M12 - SMD Dual-Band GSM/GPRS module

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Quectel M12 Product Summary rel. 24-02-2011 (266.8 KB)
Quectel M12(R1) Hardware Design V1.1 (1.7 MB)
Quectel M12(R2) Hardware Design V3.3 (2 MB)
Quectel M12(R1) AT Commands Manual V1.0 (1.2 MB)
Quectel M12(R2) AT Commands Manual V3.2 (1.8 MB)
M12 R2.0&R1.0 AT Commands Comparison V1.3 (614.7 KB)
Quectel M12 Hardware Upgrade Specification (650.5 KB)
Quectel UC15 & UC20 Compatible Design V1.2 (834.6 KB)
Quectel UC15 & M10 Reference Design (14-Oct-24) (302.9 KB)
Quectel UC20 & M10/12 Compatible Design (V1.1) (963 KB)
Quectel GSM SMS Application Notes V1.1 (1.5 MB)
Quectel GSM TCPIP Application Notes (V1.2) (1.3 MB)
Quectel GSM AT Commands Aplication Notes (V1.1) (813.3 KB)
Quectel GSM DTMF Application Note V1.2 (628 KB)
Quectel GSM UART Application Note V1.2 (948 KB)
Quectel GSM Multi UART Application Note (V1.0) (667.3 KB)
Quectel GSM TCP/IP Recommended Process (V1.2) (950.7 KB)
Quectel GSM FILE AT Commands User Manual V1.5 (1 MB)
Quectel GSM HTTP AT Commands Manual V1.4 (314.6 KB)
Quectel GSM MUX Application Notes V1.1 (930.6 KB)
Quectel GSM Audio Design User Guide V1.0 (for the modules with chipset R1) (1.3 MB)
Quectel GSM FTP AT Commands Manual V1.5 (391.1 KB)
Quectel GSM MMS AT Commands Manual V1.3 (461.8 KB)
Quectel GSM QuecFOTA Application Note V3.2 (1.1 MB)
Fw Update Protocol of GSM Modules with R2 Chipset Application Notes V1.2 (881.6 KB)
Firmware Update of GSM Modules Application Notes V3.1 (807.1 KB)
M12(R1) Releas Notes for firmware Ver. R03A02 (364.5 KB)
M12(R1) Releas Notes for firmware Ver. R03A03 (274.1 KB)
M12(R2) Releas Notes for firmware Ver. R01A07 (532.2 KB)
М12(R2) Releas Notes for firmware Ver. R01A08 (470.6 KB)
Quectel GSM SMTP AT Commands Manual V1.2 (955.1 KB)
Quectel GSM STK AT Commands Manual V1.1 (1.1 MB)
Quectel M10 & 12 Packing Specification (V1.0) (593.5 KB)
Quectel GSM Audio Player Application Note V3.2 (854.9 KB)
GSM Firmware Upgrade Application Notes (V1.01) (797.3 KB)
Quectel GSM PPP Application Note V1.1 (1.6 MB)
Quectel GSM EVB User Guide V3.4 (2.8 MB)
Quectel Android RIL Driver User Guide V1.7 (285.8 KB)

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Tool for sending and receiving data with serial port - QCOM Ver.1.6 (714.9 KB)
Quectel Server Tool - QServer Ver.1.0 (747.5 KB)
FW V0108 for M12 HW 1.xx w/ Numonyx M32 flash (2.4 MB)
FW V0108 for M12 HW 3.xx w/ Numonyx M32 flash (2.4 MB)
FW V0108 for M12 R2 w/ Winbond 32M flash (4.5 MB)
FW M12BR03A03N32 for M12(R1)/ HW 3.xx/ Numonyx 32M (3.6 MB)
Software Tool QNavigator V1.5 (11.1 MB)
СMUX HOST Developer Kit (950.7 KB)
QuecFOTA Package Tool V0.1 (14.5 KB)
Source code of CMUX driver for Linux (CR01A01) (20.5 KB)
Universal Firmware Update Tool QFlash V4.8 (42.5 MB)

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