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LTE Cat M1 & Cat NB1 & EGPRS Module

BG96 is a series of LTE Cat M1 and Cat NB1 module offering a maximum data rate of 375kbps downlink and uplink. It features ultra-low power consumption, and provides pin-to-pin compatibility with Quectel LTE module EG91, Cat NB1 (NB-IoT) module BC95, UMTS/HSPA modules UG95/UG96 and GSM/GPRS module M95.

With a cost-effective SMT form factor of 22.5 × 26.5 × 2.3mm and high integration level, BG96 enables integrators and developers to easily design their applications and take advantage from the module’s low power consumption and mechanical intensity. Its advanced LGA package allows fully automated manufacturing for high-volume applications.

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces (USB/UART/I2C/Status Indicator) and abundant functionalities (USB drivers for Windows XP, Windows 7/8/10, Linux and Android) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications such as wireless POS, smart metering, tracking, etc.

Key Benefits

  • LTE Cat M1 & Cat NB1 & EGPRS module with ultra-low power consumption
  • Compact SMT form factor ideal for size-constrained applications with tight space
  • Support powerful ThreadX which can host customers’ applications
  • Easy drop-in migration to GSM/GPRS/HSPA/LTE modules
  • Super slim profile in LGA package
  • Fast time-to-market: Reference designs, evaluation tools and timely technical support minimize design-in tie and development efforts

General Characteristics

  1. Frequency BandsBG96-NA:Cat M1:LTE FDD: B2/B4/B12/B13BG96:Cat M1 & NB1:LTE FDD: B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B26/B28LTE TDD: B39 (for Cat M1 only)
  2. LTE Version3GPP E-UTRA Release 13
  3. Supply Voltage Range3.3V~ 4.3V , 3.8V Typ.
  4. Operation Temperature-40 °C ~ +85 °C
  5. Size L/W/H22.5 x 26.5 x 2.3mm
  6. PackageLCC
  7. WeightApprox. 3.1g
  8. Control via AT commands3GPP TS27.007, 3GPP TS27.005 and Quectel Enhanced AT Commands


  1. DataCat M1:Max. 375Kbps (DL), Max. 375Kbps (UL)
    Cat NB1:Max. 32Kbps (DL), Max. 70Kbps (UL)GPRS:Max. 85.6Kbps (DL), Max. 85.6Kbps (UL) EDGE:Max. 236.8Kbps (DL), Max. 236.8Kbps (UL)
  2. ProtocolsPPP/TCP/UDP

Special Features

  1. DriversUSB Serial:Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Linux 2.6/3.0, Android 2.3 /4.0/4.2/4.4/5.0/5.1/6.0
  2. DFOTA*Delta firmware upgrade over the air
  3. Firmware UpdateFirmware updated via USB and UART interfaces
  4. GNSS (Optional)GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Compass/Galileo/QZSS

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Output PowerTBD
  2. ConsumptionTBD
  3. SensitivityTBD


  1. USB 2.0 with High Speed up to 480Mbps
  2. UART x3
  3. Digital Audio (I2S*, not supported by BG96-NA)
  4. ADC × 2 (15 bits)
  5. GPIO × 2 (I2C and UART3 can be re-configured as extra 4 GPIOs)
  6. (U)SIM Card Interface
  7. NETLIGHT for Network Status Indication
  8. STATUS for Power ON/OFF Indication
  9. Main and GNSS Antenna Interfaces


  1. Point-to-point MO and MTSMS Cell BroadcastText and PDU Mode
  • * Under development
    BG96 - LTE Cat M1 & Cat NB1 & EGPRS Module

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    Quectel BG96 Windows USB Driver V1.0 (8.2 MB)
    Quectel BG96 Footprint & Part 20170711 (36.1 KB)
    Tool for sending and receiving data with serial port - QCOM Ver.1.6 (714.9 KB)
    Firmware BG96MAR02A06M1G (17.5 MB)
    Universal Firmware Update Tool QFlash V4.6 (46 MB)

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