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SC20

Multi-mode Smart LTE Module with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

SC20 is Quectel’s new generation of multi-mode Smart LTE Cat 4 module with built-in Android OS. It contains seven variants: SC20-CE, SC20-E, SC20-A, SC20-AU, SC20-J, SC20-EU* and Wi-Fi & BT only version SC20-W.

SC20 delivers maximally 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink data rates based on LTE network, and additionally supports wireless communication via IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n (IEEE 802.11 b/g/n for SC20-CE/-W R1.0) and BT4.1 LE (BT4.2 on Android 7). It is ideal for both industrial and consumer applications requiring high data rate and high-speed internet access. SC20 is backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, ensuring that it can be connected even in remote areas devoid of 3G or LTE coverage.

SC20 supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology. The use of multiple antennas at the receiver end at the same time and on the same frequency band greatly minimizes errors and optimizes the data speed. The module also combines high-speed wireless connectivity with embedded multi-constellation and high-sensitivity GNSS (GPS, GLONASS and BeiDou) receiver for positioning.

A rich set of interfaces (such as LCM, Camera, Touch Panel, MIC, SPK, UART, USB, I2C) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications, such as CPE, wireless POS, smart metering, router, data card, automotive, smart phone, digital signage, alarm panel, security and industry PDA.

Key Benefits

  • Integrates Android OS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GNSS into one module
  • Worldwide LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage
  • MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication systems
  • Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment
  • LCC+LGA package ensures reliable connectivity with applications

General Characteristics

  1. Frequency BandsSC20-CE:FDD LTE: B1/B3/B8TDD LTE: B38/B39/B40/B41TD-SCDMA: B34/B39EVDO/CDMA: BC0WCDMA: B1/B8GSM: 900/1800MHz
    SC20-EFDD LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20TDD LTE: B38/B40/B41WCDMA: B1/B5/B8GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    SC20-AFDD LTE: B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B25/B26WCDMA: B1/B2/B4/B5/B8GSM: 850/1900MHz
    SC20-AUFDD LTE: B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B28TDD LTE: B40WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    SC20-JFDD LTE: B1/B3/B8/B18/B19/B26TDD LTE: B41WCDMA: B1/B6/B19
    SC20-EUFDD LTE: B1/B2①/B3/B5①/B7/B8/B20/B28ATDD LTE: B38/B41WCDMA: B1/B2/B5/B8GSM: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
    SC20-WOnly Support WiFi &BT
  2. OSAndroid 5.1/6.0/7.1
  3. Memory8GB eMMC+1GB LPDDR316GB eMMC+2GB LPDDR3
  4. Temperature Range-40°C ~ +75°C
  5. Dimensions40.5 x 40.5 x 2.8mm
  6. PackageLCC + LGA
  7. WeightApprox. 9.8g

Specifications

  1. DataLTE:LTE-FDD: Max 150Mbps (DL)/Max 50Mbps (UL)LTE-TDD: Max 130Mbps (DL)/Max 30Mbps (UL)
    UMTS:DC-HSDPA: Max 42Mbps(DL)HSUPA: Max 5.76MbpsWCDMA: Max 384Kbps (DL/UL)TD-SCDMA:Max 4.2Mbps(DL)/Max 2.2Mbps(UL)
    CDMA2000:EVDO: Max 3.1Mbps(DL)/Max 1.8Mbps(UL)1X Advanced: Max307.2Kbps (DL/UL)
    GSM:GPRS: Max 107Kbps(DL)/Max 85.6Kbps(UL)EDGE: Max 296Kbps (DL)/Max 236.8Kbps (UL)
  2. Audio & VideoSpeech Codec Modes:HR/FR/EFR/AMR/AMR-WB
    Echo Arithmetic:Echo Cancellation/Noise ReductionVoLTE:VoLTE (Voice over LTE) SupportedAudio:MP3, AAC+, eAAC, AMR-NB, -WB, G.711, WMA 9/10 Pro

Enhanced Features

  1. Firmware UpdateFirmware updated via USB
  2. WLAN2.4G/5G, 802.11 a/b/g/n (SC20-E/-A/-AU/-J, SC20-CE/-W R1.1)2.4G, 802.11 b/g/n (SC20-CE/-W R1.0)
  3. BluetoothBT2.1+EDR/3.0/4.1 LE (BT4.2 on Android 7)
  4. GNSSGPS/GLONASS/BeiDouSupport 3GPP E-UTRA Release 10
  5. Bandwidth1.4/3/5/10/15/20MHz
  6. Support Rx-diversity, DL MIMO 2 x 2
  7. (U)SIM Card Detection

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Supply Voltage3.5V~4.2V, 3.8V Typ.
  2. Consumption20uA @Power off3mA @Sleep, Typ.
  3. Output PowerClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE FDD bandsClass 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE TDD bandsClass 3 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for WCDMA bandsClass 2 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for TD-SCDMA bandsClass 3 (24dBm+3/-1dB) for EVDO/CDMA BC0Class 4 (33dBm±2dB) for GSM850 and EGSM900Class 1 (30dBm±2dB) for DCS1800 and PCS1900Class E2 (27dBm±3dB) for GSM850 and EGSM1900 8-PSKClass E2 (26dBm±3dB) for DCS1800 and PCS1900 8-PSK
  4. SensitivityLTE FDD B1: -102dBmLTE FDD B2: -101dBmLTE FDD B3: -101dBmLTE FDD B4: -101dBmLTE FDD B5: -101dBmLTE FDD B7: -100dBmLTE FDD B8: -101dBmLTE FDD B12: -100dBmLTE FDD B13: -100dBmLTE FDD B18: -100dBmLTE FDD B19: -100dBmLTE FDD B19: -100dBmLTE FDD B20: -99dBmLTE FDD B25: -99dBmLTE FDD B26: -99dBmLTE FDD B28: -99dBmLTE TDD B38: -100dBmLTE TDD B39: -101dBmLTE TDD B40: -100dBmLTE TDD B41: -100dBmWCDMA B1: -110dBmWCDMA B2: -110dBmWCDMA B4: -110dBmWCDMA B5: -110dBmWCDMA B6: -110dBmWCDMA B8: -110dBmWCDMA B19: -110dBmTD-SCDMA: -108dBmCDMA/EVDO: -109dBmGSM 850: -109dBmGSM 900: -109dBmGSM 1800: -109dBmGSM 1900: -109dBm

Interfaces

  1. LCM4-lane MIPI_DSI, up to 1.5Gbps/laneHD (720P) @60fps
  2. CameraUse MIPI_CSI, up to 1.5Gbps/laneSupport Two cameras:2-lane MIPI_CSI for Rear Camera, up to 8MP1-lane MIPI_CSI for Front Camera, up to 2MP
  3. Touch PanelCapacitive Touch Panel
  4. Audio2 analog audio inputs and 3 analog audio outputs
  5. USB 2.0High Speed up to 480Mbps, Support OTG
  6. I2C×3
  7. (U)SIM Interface×2, 1.8/2.95V
  8. GPIO×25
  9. UART×2 (high speed UARTs)
  10. SD Card×1 (3.0, 4bit SDIO)
  11. KeypadPWRKEY, VOL UP, VOL DOWN
  12. Antenna4 Solder Pads for Main/Diversity/GNSS/Wi-Fi & BT Antenna, Respectively
  13. ADC×3 (BAT_SNS, BAT_THERM, ADC)

Certification

  1. ApprovalRoHS/REACHCE/GCF (Europe)FCC/PTCRB/AT&T/Verizon* (North America)IC (Canada)ATE/TELEC (Japan)CC/SRRC/NAL (China)
  • ①: LTE B2 and B5 of SC20-EU Do Not Support Rx-diversity
  • * Under development
    SC20 - Multi-mode Smart LTE Module with Wi-Fi & Bluetooth

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