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EG21-G

IoT/M2M-optimized LTE Cat 1 Module

Quectel EG21-G is an LTE Cat 1 module optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. Adopting the 3GPP Rel.11 LTE technology, it delivers maximum data rates up to 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink. Designed in the compact and unified form factor, EG21-G is compatible with Quectel UMTS/HSPA+ UC20/UC200T modules and multi-mode LTE Standard EC2x (EC25, EC21, EC20 R2.0 and EC20 R2.1)/EG25-G modules, which allows for flexible migration among them in design and use.

EG21-G is 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.

EG21-G supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, 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 serial drivers for 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 Cat 1 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

Frequency Bands

  1. EG21-GLTE-FDD:B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/B20/B25/B26/B28LTE-TDD:B38/B39/B40/B41WCDMA:B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19GSM:B2/B3/B5/B8

Data

  1. LTE:LTE-FDD: Max 10Mbps (DL)/Max 5Mbps (UL)LTE-TDD: Max 8.96Mbps (DL)/Max 3.1Mbps (UL)
  2. UMTS:HSDPA: Max 42Mbps (DL)HSUPA: Max 5.76Mbps (UL)WCDMA: Max 384Kbps (DL)/Max 384Kbps (UL)
  3. 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 Suppression
  3. Audio:Digital Audio and VoLTE (Voice over LTE) (Optional)

Interfaces

  1. UART × 2 : Main UART and Debug UART
  2. USB x 1: USB 2.0 with High Speed up to 480Mbps
  3. (U)SIM x 1: 1.8V/3.0V (U)SIM Interface
  4. PCM x 1: Digital Audio through PCM (Optonal)
  5. I2C x 1
  6. NETLIGHT × 2 (NET_STATUS and NET_MODE)
  7. ADC × 2
  8. SD Card × 1
  9. SGMII x 1
  10. RESET (Active Low)
  11. PWRKEY (Active Low)
  12. STATUS
  13. USB_BOOT
  14. Solder Pads for Primary, Rx-diversity and GNSS
  15. Antennas

Enhanced Features

  1. eCall*
  2. DTMF*
  3. Audio Playback*/Audio Recording*
  4. QuecFile*
  5. QuecLocator®
  6. Downlink MIMO (Supports Rx-diversity antenna)
  7. (U)SIM Card Detection
  8. DFOTA:Delta Firmware Upgrade Over-The-Air
  9. GNSS:GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou (Compass)/Galileo/QZSS (Optional)

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Output PowerClass 4 (33dBm±2dB) for GSM850Class 4 (33dBm±2dB) for EGSM900Class 1 (30dBm±2dB) for DCS1800Class 1 (30dBm±2dB) for PCS1900Class E2 (27dBm±3dB) for GSM850 8-PSKClass E2 (27dBm±3dB) for EGSM900 8-PSKClass E2 (26dBm±3dB) for DCS1800 8-PSKClass E2 (26dBm±3dB) for PCS1900 8-PSKClass 3 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for WCDMA bandsClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-FDD bandsClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-TDD bands
  2. Consumption20uA @Power off3mA @Sleep, Typ.22mA @Idle
  3. SensitivityLTE B1: -99.5dBm (10MHz)LTE B2: -99.9dBm (10MHz)LTE B3: -99.7dBm (10MHz)LTE B4: -99.7dBm (10MHz)LTE B5: -99.9dBm (10MHz)LTE B7: -99.2dBm (10MHz)LTE B8: -99.8dBm (10MHz)LTE B12: -99.8dBm (10MHz)LTE B13: -99.5dBm (10MHz)LTE B18: -100dBm (10MHz)LTE B19: -99.9dBm (10MHz)LTE B20: -99.8dBm (10MHz)LTE B25: -100dBm (10MHz)LTE B26: -99.5dBm (10MHz)LTE B28: -99.6dBm (10MHz)LTE B38: -99dBm (10MHz)LTE B39: -99.5dBm (10MHz)LTE B40: -99.2dBm (10MHz)LTE B41: -99dBm (10MHz)WCDMA B1: -109.2dBmWCDMA B2: -110dBmWCDMA B4: -109.7dBmWCDMA B5: -110.4dBmWCDMA B6: -110.5dBmWCDMA B8: -110.5dBmWCDMA B19: -110.1dBmGSM850: -108dBmEGSM900: -108dBmDCS1800: -107.5dBmPCS1900: -107.5dBm

Software Features

  1. USB Serial DriverWindows 7/8/8.1/10,Linux 2.6~5.4,Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/9.x
  2. GNSS DriverAndroid 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
  3. RIL DriverAndroid 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
  4. NDIS DriverWindows 7/8/8.1/10
  5. GobiNet DriverLinux 2.6~5.4
  6. QMI_WWAN DriverLinux 2.6~5.4
  7. ProtocolsTCP/UDP/PPP/FTP/HTTP/NTP/PING/QMI/NITZ/SMTP/MQTT/CMUX/HTTPS/MMS/FTPS/SMTPS/SSL/MMS*/FILE*

General Features

  1. Operation Temperature Range: -35°C ~ +75°C
  2. Extended Temperature Range: -40°C ~ +85°C
  3. Dimensions: 29.0mm x 32.0mm x 2.4mm
  4. Weight: Approx. 4.9g
  5. LGA Package
  6. Supply Voltage: 3.3V~4.3V, 3.8V Typ.
  7. 3GPP E-UTRA Release 11
  8. Bandwidth: 1.4/3/5/10/15/20MHz
  9. 3GPP TS27.007, 27.005 and Enhanced AT Commands

Approvals

  1. CarrierDeutsche Telekom* (Europe)Verizon*/AT&T*/T-Mobile*/Sprint* (North America)
  2. RegulatoryGCF (Global)CE (Europe)FCC/PTCRB* (North America)IC (Canada)Anatel (Brazil)IFETEL (Mexico)KC* (South Korea)NCC (Taiwan, China)JATE/TELEC (Japan)RCM (Australia)ICASA* (South Africa)
  3. OthersRoHSWHQL
* Under Development
EG21-G - IoT/M2M-optimized LTE Cat 1 Module

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