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IoT/M2M-optimized LTE Cat 4 M.2 Module

Quectel EM05 is an LTE category 4 module adopting standard M.2 (NGFF) form factor. The space-saving M.2 form factor allows EM05 to be easily integrated into smaller and thinner devices. With a maximum data rate of 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink, it is optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications.

EM05 contains three variants: EM05-CE, EM05-CML and EM05-E*, which can provide data connectivity on LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, DC-HSDPA, HSPA+, HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA and CDMA networks.

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

Key Benefits

  • LTE Cat. 4 module optimized for broadband IoT applications
  • Worldwide LTE and UMTS/HSPA+ coverage
  • Standard M.2 (NGFF) form factor ideal for manufacturers to easily integrate wireless connectivity into devices
  • 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/Thailand/India


Variant for China

  1. EM05-CMLLTE-FDD:B38/B39/B40/B41

Variant for Europe/Australia/New Zealand

  1. EM05-E*LTE-FDD:B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28LTE-TDD:B38WCDMA:B1/B8


  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. CDMA2000:EVDO: Max 3.1Mbps (DL)/Max 1.8Mbps (UL)1X Advanced: Max 307.2Kbps (DL)/Max 307.2Kbps (UL)


  1. Speech Codec Modes:HR/FR/EFR/AMR/AMR-WB
  2. Echo Arithmetc:Echo Cancellation/Noise ReductionDigital Audio through PCM Interface (Optional)


  1. USB 2.0 with High Speed up to 480Mbps
  2. WOWWAN#: Wake up the Host (AP)
  3. FUL_CARD_POWER_OFF#: Power on/off the Module
  4. 1.8V/3.0V (U)SIM Interface
  5. W_DISABLE1#: Control RF Function
  6. LED#: Indicate RF Status
  7. DPR*: Body SAR Detecton
  8. Antenna Interfaces: Main Antenna, Diversity Antenna and GNSS Antenna
  9. RESET#: Reset the Module

Enhanced Features

  1. eCall*
  2. DFOTA
  3. DTMF

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Output PowerClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-FDDClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-TDDClass 3 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for WCDMAClass 3 (24dBm+2/-1dB) for CDMA BC0
  2. Consumption5uA @Power off3.3mA @LTE Sleep, PF=1283.0mA @LTE Sleep, PF=25620mA @Idle
  3. Sensitivity:LTE-FDD B1 (10M): -101.7dBmLTE-FDD B3 (10M): -102.2dBmLTE-FDD B5 (10M): -102.7dBmLTE-FDD B7: TBDLTE-FDD B8 (10M): -102.5dBmLTE-FDD B20: TBDLTE-FDD B28: TBDLTE-TDD B38 (10M): -101.2dBmLTE-TDD B39 (10M): -102.5dBmLTE-TDD B40 (10M): -101.3dBmLTE-TDD B41 (10M): -101.0dBmWCDMA B1: -109.5dBmWCDMA B8: -110.0dBmCDMA BC0: -109.0dBm

Software Features

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

General Features

  1. LTE Version: 3GPP E-UTRA Release 11
  2. Bandwidth: 1.4/3/5/10/15/20MHz
  3. Antenna: DL MIMO, Supports Rx-diversity
  4. Supply Voltage: 3.135V~4.4V, 3.3V Typ.
  5. 3GPP Compliant Temperature Range: -30°C ~ +70°C
  6. Extended Temperature Range: -40°C ~ +85°C
  7. Dimensions: 42.0mm × 30.0mm × 2.3mm
  8. Package: M.2 Type 3042-S3-B
  9. Weight: Approx. 6.0g
  10. GPP TS 27.005, 3GPP TS 27.007 and Quectel Enhanced AT Commands


  1. RoHS Compliant
  2. CCC/RRC/NAL (China)
* Under Development
EM05 - IoT/M2M-optimized  LTE Cat 4 M.2 Module

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