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EC20 R2.0

IoT/M2M-optimized LTE Cat 4 Module

Quectel EC20 R2.0 is a series of LTE category 4 module optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. Adopting the 3GPP Rel. 11 LTE technology, it delivers 150Mbit/s downlink and 50Mbit/s uplink data rates. Designed in the compact and unified form factor, EC20 R2.0 is compatible with Quectel UMTS/HSPA+ UC20 module and multi-mode LTE EC20/EC21 module, which allows for flexible migration among them in design and manufacturing.

EC20 R2.0 contains 2 variants: EC20-C R2.0 and EC20-CE R2.0. This makes it backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, ensuring that it can be connected even in remote areas devoid of 4G or 3G coverage.

EC20 R2.0 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.

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

Key Benefits

  • LTE category 4 module optimized for M2M and IoT applications
  • Worldwide LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE 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 China

  1. EC20-C R2.0:LTE FDD: B1/B3/B8LTE TDD: B38/B39/B40/B41TD-SCDMA: B34/B39WCDMA: B1/B8GSM: 900/1800MHz

Variant for China/India

  1. EC20-CE R2.0:LTE FDD: B1/B3/B8LTE TDD: B38/B39/B40/B41TD-SCDMA: B34/B39WCDMA: B1/B8CDMA: BC0GSM: 900/1800MHz

Data

  1. LTE:LTE FDD: Max 150Mbps (DL)/Max 50Mbps (UL)LTE TDD: Max 130Mbps (DL)/Max 35Mbps (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)
  4. CDMA2000:EVDO: Max 3.1Mbps (DL)/Max 1.8Mbps (UL)1X Advanced: Max 307.2Kbps (DL/UL)
  5. GSM:EDGE: Max 296Kbps (DL)/Max 236.8Kbps (UL)GPRS: Max 107Kbps (DL)/Max 85.6Kbps (UL)

Voice

  1. Speech Codec Modes:HR/FR/EFR/AMR/AMR-WB
  2. Echo Arithmetic:Echo Cancellation/Noise Reduction
  3. Audio:Digital Audio and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) (Optional)

Interfaces

  1. USB 2.0 with High Speed up to 480Mbps
  2. Digital Audio through PCM (Optional)
  3. 1.8V/3.0V (U)SIM Interface
  4. NETLIGHT ×2 (NET_STATUS and NET_MODE)
  5. UART ×1
  6. RESET (Active Low)
  7. PWRKEY (Active Low)
  8. Solder Pads for Primary, Rx-diversity and GNSS
  9. Antennas
  10. ADC ×2

Enhanced Features

  1. BT4.0*/Wi-Fi (Optional)
  2. eCall*
  3. DTMF
  4. (U)SIM Card Detection
  5. DFOTA*:Delta Firmware Upgrade over the Air
  6. Antenna:DL MIMO, support Rx-diversity
  7. GNSS:GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo/QZSS (Optional)

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 WCDMAClass 3 (24dBm±1dB) for CDMA BC0Class E2 (27dBm±3dB) for EDGE 900MHzClass E2 (26dBm±3dB) for EDGE 1800MHzClass 4 (33dBm±2dB) for GSM 900MHzClass 1 (30dBm±2dB) for GSM 1800MHz
  2. Consumption20uA @Power off3mA @Sleep, Typ.22mA @Idle
  3. SensitivityFDD B1: -97dBm (10M)FDD B3: -95dBm (10M)FDD B8: -94dBm (10M)TDD B38: -97dBm (10M)TDD B39: -97dBm (10M)TDD B40: -97dBm (10M)TDD B41: -96dBm (10M)WCDMA B1: -111dBmWCDMA B8: -110dBmTD-SCDMA B34: -109dBmTD-SCDMA B39: -109dBmCDMA BC0: -109dBmGSM 900: -109dBmGSM 1800: -109dBm

Software Features

  1. USB Serial Driver:Windows XP, Windows Vista,Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Windows CE 5.0/6.0/7.0*,Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1, Android 4.x/5.x/6.0/7.x
  2. RIL Driver:Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x
  3. NDIS Driver:Windows 7/8/8.1/10
  4. ECM Driver*:Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1
  5. Gobinet Driver:Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1
  6. Linux qmi wwan Driver:3.x (3.4 and later)/4.1
  7. ProtocolsTCP/UDP/PPP/FTP/HTTP/NTP/PING/QMI/CMUX*/HTTPS*SMTP*/MMS*/FTPS*/SMTPS*/SSL*/FILE*

General Features

  1. 3GPP E-UTRA Release 11
  2. Bandwidth: 1.4/3/5/10/15/20MHz
  3. Extended Temperature: -40°C ~ +85°C
  4. Dimensions: 29.0 x 32.0 x 2.4mm
  5. LCC Package
  6. Approx. 4.9g
  7. Supply Voltage: 3.3V~4.3V, 3.8V Typ.
  8. 3GPP TS27.007 and Enhanced AT Commands

Approvals

  1. RoHS Compliant
  2. CCC/SRRC/NAL (China)
* Under Development
EC20 R2.0 - IoT/M2M-optimized LTE Cat 4 Module

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Quectel EC20 R2.0 LTE Specification V1.4 (669.2 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 DFOTA User Guide V1.0 (340.9 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 FTP(S) AT Commands Manual V1.0 (494.8 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 HTTP(S) AT Commands Manual V1.0 (415.5 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 MMS AT Commands Manual V1.0 (299.9 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 MQTT Application Note V1.1 (843.5 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 PPP Application Note V1.0 (1.2 MB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 QuecCell AT Commands Manual V1.0 (251.2 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 QuecLocator Application Note V1.0 (233.1 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 SMTP AT Commands Manual V1.0 (329.7 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x & EM05 SSL AT Commands Manual V1.0 (317.1 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x Power Management Application Note V1.0 (398.5 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG9x TTS Application Note V1.0 (285.8 KB)
Quectel EC2x & EG25-G & EG9x & EM05 FILE AT Commands Manual V1.0 (331.2 KB)
Quectel EC20 R2.0 AT Commands Manual V1.2 (1.3 MB)
Quectel EC25 & EC21 & EC20 R2.0 QFlash Linux & Android User Guide V1.0 (793.4 KB)
Quectel EC2x&EG25-G&UC20 Compatible Design V1.2 (1.1 MB)
Quectel EC20 R2.0 Hardware Design V1.0 (2 MB)
Quectel EC2x & EG25-G Wi-Fi Application Note V1.1 (421.9 KB)
Quectel LTE Standard MQTT Application Note V1.2 (685.3 KB)

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Quectel EC20 R2.0 Footprint & Part 20170117 (53.4 KB)
Quectel Windows USB Driver for LTE&G5 modules V2.1 (10.4 MB)

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