UMTS / HSPA+ Module Quectel UC20 mPCIe

  • UMTS / HSPA+ Module Quectel UC20 mPCIe
  • UMTS / HSPA+ Module Quectel UC20 mPCIe
UMTS / HSPA+ Module Quectel UC20 mPCIe
  • Dual-mode&Multi-band for UMTS&GSM
  • Mini PCIe Package
  • USB Drivers
  • 51.0 × 30.0 × 4.9mm

Quectel UC20 Mini PCIe is a powerful function UMTS/HSPA+ module featuring a maximum data rate of 14.4Mbps downlink and 5.76Mbps uplink. It is designed to provide customers with global network coverage on the connectivity of HSPA+/WCDMA, and is also fully backward compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks through multi-band combination of quad-band GSM and dual-band WCDMA.

The compact profile of 51.0×30.0×4.9mm in standard Mini PCIe form factor and the high integration level enable integrators and developers to easily design their applications and truly benefit from the low power consumption and convenient Plug and Play Function.

With an extended operation temperature range from -40°C up to 80°C, UC20 Mini PCIe functions reliably in extreme environments, and thus is ideal for use outdoors or inside at sites that lack cooling and heating systems.

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces (USB/UART/PCM/LED_WWAN#/GNSS) and abundant functions (USB drivers for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows CE, Linux, Android) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of commercial and industrial M2M applications.

Key benefits

  • Worldwide UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage
  • Standard Mini PCIe form factor maximizes the convenience for customers to design and use
  • High-quality data and image transmission even in hazard conditions and dark environment
  • High sensitivity GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any location
  • Fast time-to-market: reference designs, evaluation tools and timely technical support minimize design-in time and development efforts
  • Robust mounting and interfaces

General Characteristics

  1. Frequency Band
    UC20-E Mini PCIe 900/2100MHz@UMTS 850/900/1800/1900MHz@GSM UC20-A Mini PCIe 850/1900MHz @UMTS, 3G only UC20-G Mini PCIe 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 Voltage3.0 ~ 3.6V, 3.3V typ.
  8. Operation Temperature-40 °C ~ +80 °C
  9. Dimensions51.0 × 30.0 × 4.9mm
  10. Weight~ 9.8g
  11. Control via AT commands3GPP TS27.007, 27.005 and other enhanced AT Commands

Specifications for SMS

  1. Point-to-point MO and MT
  2. SMS Cell Broadcast
  3. Text and PDU Mode

Special Features

  1. USB Serial
    Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows CE5.0/6.0/7.0, Linux 2.6/3.0, Android 2.3/4.0/4.2
  2. USB RIL
    Windows CE6.0, Android 2.3/4.0/4.2
  3. NDIS
    Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Linux 2.6/3.0
  4. MUX
    Linux 2.6/3.0, Android 2.3/4.0/4.2
  5. eCallAccident, Emergency Services
  6. Firmware UpdateFirmware Update via USB Interface
  7. QuecFileFile System Access and Management

Specifications for Data

  1. HSPA+Max. 14.4Mbps (DL)/Max. 5.76Mbps (UL)
  2. UMTSMax. 384Kbps (DL)/Max. 384Kbps (UL)
  3. EDGEMax. 236.8Kbps (DL)/Max. 236.8Kbps (UL)
  4. GPRSMax. 85.6Kbps (DL)/Max. 85.6Kbps (UL)
  5. CSD14.4Kbps

Specifications for Voice

  1. Speech Codec ModesHR, FR, EFR, AMR
  2. Echo ArithmeticEcho CancellationNoise Reduction

GNSS Features

  1. GNSS ReceiverQualcomm gpsOne Gen8
  3. AGNSSSupport XTRA™ Technology
  4. Accuracy@Open Sky<1.5m CEP-50
  5. TTFF@-130dBm with XTRA™, typ.
  6. Cold start22s Warm start3s Hot start2s
  7. TTFF@-130dBm without XTRA™, typ.
  8. Cold start32s Warm start29s Hot start2.5s
  9. Sensitivity
  10. Cold start-147dBm Reacquisition-159dBm Tracking-161dBm
  11. Power Saving ModeSupport DPO Mode
  12. Dedicated GNSS AT Commands


  1. AudioDigital Audio through PCM Interface (Optional)
  2. USB2.0 High Speed
  3. UART1×Seven-Line UART Interface
  4. USIM1.8V/3V
  5. LED_WWAN#Network Status
  6. W_DISABLE#Close RF Channel
  7. PERST#Reset Pin
  8. USIM HolderUC20-E Mini PCIe supports

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
  2. Consumption
    3.1mA@GSM sleep, DRX=9 3.0mA@UMTS sleep, DRX=9 43.0mA@Idle, USB active 365mA@GSM voice, max power 630mA@UMTS voice, max power 681mA@GPRS data, max power 570mA@EDGE data, max power 660mA@HSDPA, max power 640mA@HSUPA, max power
  3. Sensitivity
    -110dBm@UMTS Bands -108.5dBm@GSM 850/900MHz -108dBm@GSM 1800/1900MHz


  1. ApprovalCE/FCC/IC/RCM/PTCRB/GCF/AT&T/ICASA/DoC_For_Russia