Quectel

Manufacturer Overview

Quectel Wireless Solutions

Quectel Wireless Solutions is a module supplier headquartered in Shanghai, China. Quectel Wireless Solutions provides 5G/4G/LPWA/GNSS modules and antenna solutions for the growing IoT/M2M market. The company was founded in 2010 and is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. The company has more than 50 sales offices, 8 technical centers, and over 4,000 employees (including 2,300 engineers) worldwide. The combined monthly production capacity of the company’s own factories and those of its subcontractors exceeds 22 million units.

Product Information

Cellular module

LTE Standard Module

This module is compatible with LTECat1/Cat4 and is designed for Japanese and global deployment.

EC21-J EG21-G EC25-J EG25-G
EC21-J
EG21-G
EC25-J
EG25-G
LTE FDD-LTE B1/B3/B8/B18/B19/B26 B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/
B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/
B20/B25/B26/B28
B1/B3/B8/B18/B19/
B26
B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/
B8/B12/B13/B18/B19/
B20/B25/B26/B28
TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40/B41 B41 B38/B39/B40/B41
Category Cat.1
10Mbps(DL)
5Mbps(UL)
Cat.1
10Mbps(DL)
5Mbps(UL)
Cat.4
150Mbps(DL)
50Mbps(UL)
Cat.4
150Mbps(DL)
50Mbps(UL)
3G WCDMA B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19 B1/B6/B8/B19 B1/B2/B4/B5/B6/B8/B19
GSM B2/B3/B5/B8 B2/B3/B5/B8
GNSS option      
Wi-Fi I/F        
Package LGA / MiniPCIe LGA / MiniPCIe LGA / MiniPCIe LGA / MiniPCIe
Certification
CarrierIOT
JATE/TELEC
Docomo/KDDI
JATE/TELEC
JATE/TELEC
Docomo/KDDI/SoftBank
JATE/TELEC

LTE LPWA Module

This module is compatible with LTECatNB/CatM and is designed for Japanese and global deployment.

BG96 BG95-M5 BG950A-GL BG77 BG770A-GL
BG96
BG95-M5
BG950A-GL
BG77
BG770A-GL
LTE FDD-LTE M1/NB1:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/
B13/B18/B19/
B20/(B25/B26)/B28
M1:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/B13/
B18/B19/B20/
B25/B26/B27/B28/
B66/B85

NB2:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/
B19/B20/B25/B28/
B66/B71/B85
M1:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/B13/
B18/B19/B20/
B25/B26/B27/B28/
B66

NB2:B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/
B12/B13/B17/B18/B19/
B20/B25/B28/B66
M1:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/B13/
B14/B18/B19/B20/B25/
B26/B28/B66/B85

NB2:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/
B19/B20/B25/B26/B28/
B66/B71/B85
M1:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/B13/B18/
B19/B20/B25/B26/B27/
B28/B66

NB2:B1/B2/B3/B4/
B5/B8/B12/B13/B17/
B18/B19/B20/B25/B28/
B66
TDD-LTE B39 (For Cat M1 Only)
Category Cat.M1:375Kbps(DL) Cat.M1:375Kbps(UL) Cat.NB1:32Kbps(DL) Cat.NB1:70Kbps(UL) Cat.M1:588Kbps(DL) Cat.M1:1119Kbps(UL) Cat.NB2:127Kbps(DL) Cat.NB2:158.5Kbps(UL) Cat.M1:588Kbps(DL) Cat.M1:1119Kbps(UL) Cat.NB2:127Kbps(DL) Cat.NB2:158Kbps(UL) Cat.M1:588Kbps(DL) Cat.M1:1119Kbps(UL) Cat.NB2:127Kbps(DL) Cat.NB2:158.5Kbps(UL) Cat.M1:588Kbps(DL) Cat.M1:1119Kbps(UL) Cat.NB2:127Kbps(DL) Cat.NB2:158Kbps(UL)
GPRS 850/900/1800/1900 MHz 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GNSS          
Package LGA / MiniPCIe LGA LGA LGA LGA
Certification
CarrierIOT
JATE/TELEC
Docomo/KDDI/SoftBank
JATE/TELEC
Please give us your opinion.
JATE/TELEC
Please give us your opinion.
JATE/TELEC
JATE/TELEC
Please give us your opinion.

Evaluation board

There are 2 major types of evaluation kits available. The first is the UMTS&LTE EVB KIT JP, which is dedicated to implementation products. The second is the mini PCIe EVB KIT JP, which is dedicated to miniPCIe products. Each product includes a domestic-compliant antenna, connection cables, and a screwdriver. The image shows a CD-R, but currently the kit is provided on a USB flash drive. The evaluation can be started immediately by simply connecting the modules to the evaluation board. An example of a module to be evaluated is shown on the right side of picture.

1. UMTS&LTE EVB KIT JP (only for mounted products)

Efinix
UMTS&LTE EVB KIT JP (for mounting products only)
Efinix
TE-A

2. 2. mini PCIe EVB KIT JP (only for miniPCIe products)

Efinix
2. mini PCIe EVB KIT JP (only for miniPCIe products)
Efinix
miniPCIe

Development

Quectel Wireless Solutions provides a free of charge development environment that seamlessly enables your development.

Tool name QNavigator QCOM QWinLog QFlash
Summary Easy, semi-automatic access
to the module’s representative functions.
Direct control
with AT commands
Internal logs that enable detailed
analysis can be easily accessed.
Easy rewriting
of module firmware
Screenshot Image
QNavigator
QCOM
QWinLog
QFlash

Other tool “PowerHunter”

Mini Solution Inc. can help you visualize customer’s “invisible” with PowerHunter (not Quectel’s product) with Current Consumption Log.

Efinix
Power hunter main module
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Tool screenshot image

5G module

Much-anticipated 5G modules will be released soon for the Japanese market.

Coming
soon

Variant RM520N-GL (Preliminary) RM530N-GL (Draft)
RM520N-GL (Preliminary)
RM530N-GL (Draft)
5G NR 5G NR 3GPP Release 16 NSA/SA operation,
Sub-6 GHz
3GPP Release 16 NSA/SA operation,
Sub-6 GHz, mmWave
NSA Bands n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n14/n18/n20/
n25/n26/n28/n29/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/
n66/n70/n71/n75/n76/n77/n78/n79
n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n14/n18/n20/
n25/n26/n28/n29/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/
n66/n70/n71/n75/n76/n77/n78/n79
SA Bands n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n14/n18/n20/
n25/n26/n28/n29/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/
n66/n70/n71/n75/n76/n77/n78/n79
n1/n2/n3/n5/n7/n8/n12/n13/n14/n18/n20/
n25/n26/n28/n29/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/
n66/n70/n71/n75/n76/n77/n78/n79
Sub-6 CA FDD + FDD, TDD + TDD, FDD + TDD 2CA FDD + FDD, TDD + TDD, FDD + TDD 2CA
mmWave Bands n257/n258/n260/n261
DL 4 × 4 MIMO n1/n2/n3/n7/n25/n30/n38/n40/n41/n48/
n66/n77/n78/n79
n1/n2/n3/n7/n25/n38/n41/n48/n66/n77/
n78/n79
UL 2 × 2 MIMO n38/n41/n48/n77/n78/n79 B1/B2/B3/B4/B7/B25/B30/
B38/B40/B41/B42/B43/B48/B66
LTE LTE Category DL Cat 19/ UL Cat 18 DL Cat 19/ UL Cat 18
LTE Bands B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/
B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B32/B34/B38/B39/B40/
B41/B42/B43/B46(LAA)/B48/B66/B71
B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B7/B8/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/
B25/B26/B28/B29/B30/B32/B34/B38/B39/B40/
B41/B42/B43/B46(LAA)/B48/B66/B71
DL 4 × 4 MIMO B1/B2/B3/B4/B7/B25/B30/B38/B40/B41/
B42/B43/B48/B66
B1/B2/B3/B4/B7/B25/B30/B38/B40/B41/
B42/B43/B48/B66
UMTS WCDMA Bands B1/B2/B4/B5/B8/B19 B1/B2/B4/B5/B8/B19
Embedded GNSS Supported Supported
PCIe 4.0 Interface Supported Supported
USB 3.1 Interface Supported Supported
eSIM Supported / Built-in eSIM (optional) Supported / Built-in eSIM (optional)
Region Global Global
Form factor M.2 : 52.0 mm × 30.0 mm × 2.3 mm M.2 : 52.0 mm × 30.0 mm × 2.3 mm
Certification Carrier: TBD Regulatory: GCF*/ PTCRB*/ CE*/ RCM*/ IC*/ FCC*/JATE*/ TELEC* Carrier: TBD Regulatory: GCF*/ PTCRB*/ CE*/ RCM*/ IC*/ FCC*/JATE*/ TELEC*

GNSS Module

Quectel Wireless Solutions provides a variety of products from Antenna Mounted to Automotive grade.

L86-M33 LC86L(C) LC79H(AL)
ChipSET MT3333 MT3333 AG3335
Constellation GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/QZSS GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/QZSS GPS/GLONASS/Galileo/BeiDou/QZSS
Dimensions (mm) 18.4×18.4×6.45 16.0×16.0×6.95 10.1×9.7×2.4
Channels 99 Acquisition
33 Tracking
99 Acquisition
33 Tracking
135 Channels
Accuracy Autonomous: 2.5 m CEP Autonomous: 2.5 m CEP Autonomous: 1.0 m CEP
TTFF w/o AGNSS 1s(H/S) 2s(H/S) 1s(H/S)
Power Supply 3.0–4.3V, typ. 3.3V 2.8–4.3V, typ. 3.3V 1.7–1.9V, typ. 1.8V
Power Consumption 26mA(Tracking) 30mA (GPS+GLONASS:Tracking) 48mA(Tracking)
PSM Consumption 7uA 7uA 17uA
Antenna Patch/External Patch/External External

Evaluation board

An evaluation board (EVB) is available for each GNSS module.

Efinix
GNSSEvaluation board

antenna

Each antenna can meet a wide range of needs ” Chip, PCB, pole, and custom”.

YC0001AA YC0002AA YE0010AA YECT002AA YECT003AA YCN001AA
YC0001AA
YC0002AA
YE0010AA
YECT002AA
YECT003AA
YCN001AA
Frequency Bands(MHz) 698–960
1710–2690
698–960
1710–2690
698–2700 700–960
1710–2690
698-960
1710-2700
700-2700
Technology LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G)
Cable Length (mm) n/a n/a 1000 ±30 n/a n/a n/a
Connector Type SMD SMD Adhesive Terminal Terminal Terminal
Mounting Type SMD SMD Adhesive Terminal Terminal Terminal
Dimensions (mm) 35.0×8.5×3.0 42×10×3 152×18×5.9 196.2×16×13 113×Φ10 144×Φ13
BG770A-GL
BG96 × ×
EC25-J × × ×
YDX001AA YE0008AA YE0011AA YE0013AA YGL001AA YE0006AA/16AA
YDX001AA
YE0008AA
YE0011AA
YE0013AA
YGL001AA
YE0006AA/16AAA
Frequency Bands(MHz) 824-2690 824–960
1710–2170
2500–2700
824–960
1710–2170
2500–2700
700-2700 700–960
1710–2690
700-2700
Technology LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G) LTE (4G)
Cable Length (mm) n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 1500/3000
Connector Type SMA Male SMA Male SMA Male SMA Male SMA Male SMA Male
Mounting Type Terminal Terminal Terminal Terminal Terminal Magnetic
Dimensions (mm) 208×Φ12 52×Φ10 50×Φ10 115.4×17.5×Φ10.2 196.2×16×13 318×Φ30
BG770A-GL ×/〇
BG96 ×/〇
EC25-J × 〇/×
YM0003AA YM0015AA YM0003CA YM0013AA
YDX001AA
Frequency Bands(MHz) 0-6000 0-6000 0-6000 0-6000
Frequency Bands(MHz) Cable Cable Cable Cable
Frequency Bands(MHz) 100 150 200 300
Connector Type SMA-female to IPEX Ⅰ SMA-female to IPEX Ⅰ SMA-female to IPEX Ⅰ SMA-female to IPEX Ⅰ
Mounting Type Screw Screw Screw Screw
Dimensions (mm) 100 150 200 300

Other

Quectel Wireless Solutions offers a variety of cellular communication support from 2G to 5G. Please feel free to contact us for more information.

Category Series
5G(SA/NSA) RG50xQ/RM50xQ/RG520F・N/RM520F・N
LTE-Advance EM06/EM120/EM160
Smart Modules SC20/SC600Y/SC600T/SC66
Automotive AG35/AG52x/AG553Q
C-V2X AG15
3G UC200/UG96
2G M66

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