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BG96 Mini PCIe

LTE Cat M1 & Cat NB1 & EGPRS Module

BG96 Mini PCIe is a multi-band LTE Cat M1/Cat NB1/EGPRS module adopting standard PCI Express® Mini Card form factor (Mini PCIe). It offers a maximum data rate of 375Kbps downlink and 375Kbps uplink.

With high integration level and a cost-effective SMT form factor of 51.0mm × 30.0mm × 4.9mm, BG96 enables integrators and developers to easily design their applications and take advantage from the module’s low power consumption and mechanical intensity.

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (USB drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux, etc.) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications such as wireless POS, smart metering, tracking, etc.

Key Benefits

  • Multi-band LTE Cat M1/Cat NB1/EGPRS module with global coverage
  • Standard PCI Express® Mini Card form factor (Mini PCIe) ideal for manufacturers to easily integrate wireless connectivity into their devices
  • Easy migration from Quectel LTE Mini PCIe modules
  • Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment
  • Fast time-to-market: reference designs, evaluation tools and timely technical support minimize design-in time and development efforts
  • Robust mounting and interfaces

Variant for the Global

  1. BG96 Mini PCIeCat M1/Cat NB1:LTE FDD:B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26*/B28LTE TDD:B39 (For Cat M1 Only)EGPRS:850/900/1800/1900MHz


  1. Cat M1:Max. 375Kbps (DL), Max. 375Kbps (UL)
  2. Cat NB1:Max. 32Kbps (DL), Max. 70Kbps (UL)
  3. EDGE:Max. 296Kbps (DL), Max. 236.8Kbps (UL)
  4. GPRS:Max. 107Kbps (DL), Max. 85.6Kbps (UL)


  1. VoLTE (For Cat M1 Only. Support Realtek ALC 5616 Codec by Default Firmware)


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


  1. USB 2.0 with High Speed up to 480Mbps
  2. Digital Audio through PCM (Optional)
  3. 1.8V/3.0V (U)SIM Card Interface
  4. LED_WWAN# for Network Status Indication
  5. W_DISABLE# for Disabling RF Function
  6. UART ×1
  7. PERST# for Module Resetting
  8. I2C ×1

Enhanced Features

  1. GNSS (Optional):GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo, QZSS
  2. Firmware Upgrade:via USB interface
  3. DFOTA:Delta Firmware Upgrade Over the Air
  4. Processor:ARM A7 Processor

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Output Power:Max. Power: 23dBm
  2. Consumption @LTE Cat M1 (Typical):Idle State: 19mA @InstrumentLTE Connected Mode (Avg.):323mA @Max Power
  3. Consumption @LTE Cat NB1 (Typical):Idle State: 19mA @InstrumentLTE Connected Mode (Avg.):479mA @Max Power
  4. Sensitivity:LTE Cat M1 : -106.4dBmLTE Cat NB1 : -112.5dBm

Software Features

  1. USB Serial Driver:Windows 7/8/8.1/10,Windows CE 5.0/6.0/7.0,Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1~4.14,Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
  2. RIL Driver*:Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
  3. NDIS Driver*:Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  4. ECM Driver*:Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1~4.14
  5. Gobinet Driver*:Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1~4.14
  6. QMI_WWAN Driver*:Linux 3.x(3.4 or later)/4.1~4.14

General Features

  1. 3GPP E-UTRA Release 13
  2. Temperature Range: -40°C ~ +80°C
  3. Dimensions: 51.0mm × 30.0mm × 4.9mm
  4. Mini PCIe Package
  5. Supply Voltage: 3.0V~3.6V, 3.3V Typ.
  6. 3GPP TS27.007, 3GPP TS 27.005 and Quectel Enhanced AT Commands


  1. Carrier:Bell*/Telus* (Canada)SKT* (Korea)Softbank/KDDI (Japan)Telstra* (Australia)
  2. Regulatory:GCF (Global)CE* (Europe)FCC/PTCRB (North America)IC* (Canada)CCC* (China)KC* (Korea)JATE/TELEC (Japan)RCM* (Australia)IFETEL* (Mexico)
  3. Others:RoHS Compliant
  • * Under Development/Ongoing
    BG96 Mini PCIe - LTE Cat M1 & Cat NB1 & EGPRS Module

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