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UC20

UMTS/HSPA+ Module

Quectel UC20 is a series of powerful function UMTS/HSPA+ module offering a maximum data rate of 14.4Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink. UC20 is designed to provide customers with global network coverage on the connectivity of UMTS/HSPA+, and is also fully backward compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks.

The compact profile of 32.0 × 29.0 × 2.5mm in cost optimized SMT form factor and high integration level enable integrators and developers to easily design their applications and truly benefit from the module’s multi-feature, low power consumption and mechanical intensity. Its advanced LCC package allows fully automated manufacturing for high-volume applications.

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces (USB/UART/PCM/ADC/NETLIGHT/SD/Rt x-diversity) and abundant functions (USB drivers for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Windows CE, Linux, Android/eCall/GNSS) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications such as automotive, smart metering, tracking systems, security solutions, routers, wireless POS, mobile computing devices, PDA, and tablet PC.

Key benefits

  • Worldwide UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage
  • GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any location
  • High-quality data and image transmission even in harsh environment
  • Primary and diversity receive paths are designed for equivalent noise-figure performance
  • Robust mounting and interfaces
  • Fast time-to-market: reference designs, evaluation tools and timely technical support minimize design-in time and development efforts

General Characteristics

  1. Frequency Band
    UC20-E 900/2100MHz@UMTS 850/900/1800/1900MHz@GSM UC20-A 850/1900MHz @UMTS, 3G only UC20-G 800/850/900/1900/2100MHz@UMTS 850/900/1800/1900MHz@GSM
  2. HSPA+Release 5/6 (UL category 6, DL category 10)
  3. EDGEMulti-slot Class 12 (10 by default)
  4. GPRSMulti-slot Class 12 (10 by default)
  5. WCDMARelease 99
  6. GSMRelease 99/4
  7. Supply Voltage Range3.3 ~ 4.3V, 3.8V typ.
  8. Operation Temperature-40 °C ~ +85 °C
  9. Size L/W/H32.0 x 29.0 x 2.5mm
  10. WeightApprox. 4.9g
  11. Control via AT commands3GPP TS27.007, 27.005 and other enhanced AT Commands

Interfaces

  1. AUDIODigital Audio through PCM Interface (Optional)
  2. USB2.0 high speed
  3. UART1×Full Function, 1×Debug
  4. USIM1.8V / 3V
  5. NETLIGHT1×NET_MODE, 1×NET_STATUS
  6. ADC×2, 15bits
  7. RTC BackupReal Time Clock
  8. SD
  9. RESET
  10. PWRKEY
  11. AntennaPads for Primary, Rx-diversity and GNSS
  12. StatusIndication for Power On and Off

Specification

  1. SMSPoint-to-point MO and MTSMS Cell BroadcastText and PDU Mode
  2. DATAHSPA+: Max.14.4Mbps (DL)/Max.5.76Mbps (UL)UMTS: Max.384Kbps (DL)/Max.384Kbps (UL)EDGE: Max.236.8Kbps (DL)/Max.236.8Kbps (UL)GPRS: Max.85.6Kbps (DL)/Max.85.6Kbps (UL)CSD: 14.4Kbps
  3. VoiceSpeech Codec Modes: HR, FR, EFR, AMR, AMR-WBEcho Arithmetic: Echo Cancellation, Noise Reduction
  4. ProtocolsPPP/TCP/UDP/FTP/HTTP/FILE/MMS/SMTP/SSL

Special Features

  1. DriversUSB Serial: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10, Windows CE 5.0/6.0/7.0*, Linux 2.6/3x/4.1, Android 4x/5x/6.0USB RIL: Android 4x/5x/6.0NDIS: Windows 7/8/8.1/10Gobinet: Linux 2.6/3x/4.1QMI_WWAN: Linux 3x (3.4 or later)/4.1
  2. eCallAccident, Emergency Services
  3. USIM DetectionHardware USIM Card Detection Design
  4. Firmware UpdateFirmware Update via USB and UART Interface
  5. QuecFileFile System Access and Management
  6. FOTAQuecFOTA, DFOTA
  7. GNSSGPS/GLONASS

Electrical Characteristics

  1. Output Power
    Class 3 (24dBm +1/-3dB) for UMTS bands Class E2 (27dBm ±3dB) for EDGE 850/900 Class E2 (26dBm +3/-4dB) for EDGE 1800/1900 Class 4 (33dBm ±2dB) for GSM 850/900 Class 1 (30dBm ±2dB) for GSM 1800/1900
    Consumption (GNSS Off)
    45μA@power off 1.5mA@GSM sleep, DRX=9 1.1mA@UMTS sleep, DRX=9 293mA@GSM voice, max power 532mA@UMTS voice, max power 610mA@GPRS data, max power 503mA@EDGE data, max power 593mA@HSDPA, max power 576mA@HSUPA, max power
    Sensitivity
    -110dBm@UMTS Bands -108.5dBm@GSM 850/900MHz -108dBm@GSM 1800/1900MHz

GNSS Features

  1. GNSS ReceiverQualcomm gpsOne Gen8 with 16 GPS channels and 14 GLONASS channels
  2. SBASWAAS, EGNOS, MSAS
  3. AGNSSSupports XTRA™ Technology
  4. Accuracy@Open Sky<1.5m CEP-50
  5. TTFF@-130dBm with XTRA™, typ.Cold Start: 22sWarm Start: 3sHot Start: 2s
  6. TTFF@-130dBm without XTRA™, typ.Cold Start: 32sWarm Start: 29sHot Start: 2,5s
  7. Sensitivity (with LNA)Cold Start: -147dBmReacquisition: -159dBmTracking: -161dBm
  8. Power Saving ModeSupports DPO Mode
  9. Dedicated GNSS AT Commands

Certification

  1. ApprovalRoHS Compliant/ CE/GCF/ Vodafone/ DoC/FCC/ PTCRB/ AT&T/ RCM/ ICASA/ SRRC/NAL/ OFCA/ JATE & TELEC/ NCC/ KC/ SKT/IC/ Rogers/ Anatel/NBTC
UC20 - UMTS/HSPA+ Module

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Quectel UC20 UMTS & HSPA+ Specification V1.9 (1.4 MB)
Quectel UC20 Linux USB Driver User Guide (V1.0) (1.6 MB)
Quectel UC20 Windows USB Driver User Guide (V1.0) (1.4 MB)
Quectel UC20 WinCE RIL Driver User Guide (V1.0) (732.3 KB)
Quectel UC20 Evalution Board User Guide V1.0 (1.5 MB)
Quectel Android GPS Driver User Guide V1.1 (443.3 KB)
Quectel DFOTA User Guide V1.0 (619.6 KB)
Quectel Mini PCIe EVB User Guide V1.1 (1.2 MB)
Quectel QuecLocator AT Commands Manual V1.0 (555 KB)
Quectel QuecLocator Introduction V1.0 (2.3 MB)
Quectel RF Layout Application Note V2.2 (909.4 KB)
Quectel UC20 Windows USB Drivers Installation Guide V1.2 (2.1 MB)
Quectel UMTS E EVB User Guide V2.0 (2 MB)
Quectel WCDMA Audio Player Application Note V1.0 (865.2 KB)
Quectel WCDMA Jamming Detection Application Note 1.0 (517.5 KB)
Quectel WCDMA USSD User Guide V1.0 (603.1 KB)
Quectel WCDMA and LTE Audio Design Note V1.1 (1.9 MB)
Quectel WCDMA & LTE Linux USB Driver User Guide V1.8 (1.1 MB)
Quectel UC20 Compatible Design V1.0 (1.9 MB)
Quectel UC20 Hardware Design V2.0 (1021.8 KB)
Quectel UC20 Reference Design 20141016 (481.4 KB)
Quectel UC20&M10 Compatible Design V1.3 (859.7 KB)
Quectel UC20&M10 Reference Design 20141016 (490.5 KB)
Quectel UC20 AT Commands Application Note V1.0 (924.9 KB)
Quectel UC20 AT Commands Manual V1.5 (2.8 MB)
Quectel UC20 eCall AT Commands Manual V1.1 (986.3 KB)
Quectel UC20 Embedded Linux USB Driver User Guide V1.0 (1.1 MB)
Quectel UC20 FILE AT Commands Manual V1.0 (633.4 KB)
Quectel UC20 Firmware Upgrade User Guide V1.0 (761.5 KB)
Quectel UC20 FTP AT Commands Manual V1.1 (878.5 KB)
Quectel UC20 GNSS AT Commands Manual V1.1 (995.5 KB)
Quectel UC20 HTTP AT Commands Manual V1.0 (815.9 KB)
Quectel UC20 MMS AT Commands Manual V1.1 (712 KB)
Quectel UC20 MUX User Guide V1.0 (844 KB)
Quectel UC20 Power Management Application Note V1.0 (706.1 KB)
Quectel UC20 PPP Application Note V1.0 (1.6 MB)
Quectel UC20 SD Application Note V1.1 (568.1 KB)
Quectel UC20 SMTP AT Commands Manual V1.2 (807.7 KB)
Quectel UC20 SSL AT Commands Manual V1.0 (618.3 KB)
Quectel UC20 STK AT Commands Manual V1.0 (780.8 KB)
Quectel UC20 TCPIP AT Commands Manual V1.2 (753.4 KB)
Quectel UC20 Voice over USB Application Note V1.0 (501.9 KB)
Quectel UC20 WinCE USB Driver User Guide V1.0 (858.5 KB)
Quectel UC20&UC15&EC20&EC21&EC25 Windows USB Drivers Installation Guide_V1.2 (2.1 MB)
Quectel UC20 UMTS & HSPA+ Presentation V1.3 (2.3 MB)
Quectel Android & Linux CMUX Driver User Guide V1.1 (373.3 KB)
Quectel Antenna Design Note V2.0 (1 MB)
Quectel UC20 WinCE RIL Driver User Guide V1.0 (732.3 KB)
Quectel UC20 Windows USB Driver User Guide V1.0 (1.4 MB)
Quectel WCDMA Audio Player Application Note V1.0 (865.2 KB)
Quectel UC20 UMTS & HSPA+ Presentation V1.3 (2.3 MB)
Quectel Module Secondary SMT User Guide V2.4 (886.5 KB)
Quectel WCDMA & LTE Linux USB Driver User Guide V1.8 (1.1 MB)
Quectel GSM EVB User Guide V3.4 (2.8 MB)
Quectel UC20 AT Commands Manual V1.5 (2.8 MB)
Quectel UC20 eCall AT Commands Manual V1.1 (986.3 KB)
Quectel UC20 Embedded Linux USB Driver User Guide V1.0 (1.1 MB)
Quectel UC20 FILE AT Commands Manual V1.0 (633.4 KB)
Quectel UC20 Firmware Upgrade User Guide V1.0 (761.5 KB)
Quectel UC20 FTP AT Commands Manual V1.1 (878.5 KB)
Quectel UC20 GNSS AT Commands Manual V1.1 (995.5 KB)
Quectel UC20 HTTP AT Commands Manual V1.0 (815.9 KB)
Quectel UC20 MMS AT Commands Manual V1.1 (712 KB)
Quectel UC20 MUX User Guide V1.0 (844 KB)
Quectel UC20 Power Management Application Note V1.0 (706.1 KB)
Quectel UC20 PPP Application Note V1.0 (1.6 MB)
Quectel UC20 SD Application Note V1.1 (568.1 KB)
Quectel UC20 SMTP AT Commands Manual V1.2 (807.7 KB)
Quectel UC20 SSL AT Commands Manual V1.0 (618.3 KB)
Quectel UC20 STK AT Commands Manual V1.0 (780.8 KB)
Quectel UC20 TCPIP AT Commands Manual V1.2 (753.4 KB)
Quectel UC20 Voice over USB Application Note V1.0 (501.9 KB)
Quectel UC20 WinCE USB Driver User Guide V1.0 (858.5 KB)
Quectel WCDMA Jamming Detection Application Note 1.0 (517.5 KB)
Quectel WCDMA USSD User Guide V1.0 (603.1 KB)
Quectel Android RIL Driver User Guide V1.7 (285.8 KB)

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Mass production modules FW UC20EQAR01A04M1024 (9.1 MB)
Latest FW UC20EQAR02A02M1024 for UC20 modules (9.2 MB)
Software Tool QNavigator V1.5 (11.1 MB)
QuecFOTA Package Tool V0.1 (14.5 KB)
Tool for sending and receiving data with serial port - QCOM Ver.1.6 (714.9 KB)
ANDROID GPS Driver SR01A05V07 (496.9 KB)
UC20 ANDROID RIL 2.3 SR01A01V02 (619.9 KB)
Quectel Android RIL Driver V1.42.08 master beta (639.6 KB)
Quectel Linux Connect Manager SR01A01V21 (52.1 KB)
Quectel WCDMA & LTE Linux USB Driver R01A01 (1.4 MB)
UC20 WinCE 5.0 USB Driver BR02A01 (804.3 KB)
UC20 WinCE 6.0 USB Driver V2.2.0.0 (23.4 KB)
UC20 WinCE 7.0 USB Driver BR02A01 (22.8 KB)
UC20 & UC15 & EC20 Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 USB Drivers V1.1 (31.5 MB)
UC20 WinMob 6.1RIL Driver SR01A01 (97.1 KB)
UC20&M10 Part&Decal Hardware 20141020 (53.3 KB)
UC20 Part&Decal Hardware 20141020 (47.2 KB)
Quectel UC20-E-TE-A PCB & SCH V1.02 130509 Protel (396.9 KB)
UC20-E-TE-A SCH&PCB V1.02 Hardware 130826 Pads (345.8 KB)
Quectel QLog UGxx Windows V1.1 (1 MB)
Quectel Linux & Android CMUX Driver V2.0.1 (363.2 KB)
Quectel WCDMA & LTE Linux & Android GobiNet Driver V1.3.0 (1.1 MB)
WCDMA & LTE QConnectManager Linux & Android V1.1.38 (55 KB)
UC20WINCE70USB_BR02A01.rar (22.8 KB)
Universal Firmware Update Tool QFlash V4.9 (45.2 MB)
RF Layout (1.9 MB)
Quectel Android GPS Driver V1.5.8 (446.4 KB)
Quectel WCDMA & LTE Linux & Android GobiNet Driver V1.3.0 (1.1 MB)
UC20 Win 6.1 USB Driver BR02A01 (22.5 KB)

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