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LTE EC21

Quectel EC21 is a series of LTE category 1 module optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. It features cost-effective, low power LTE connectivity, and delivers M2M-optimized speeds of 10Mbit/s downlink and 5Mbit/s uplink. These make EC21 an ideal solution for numerous IoT applications that are not reliant on high speed connectivity but still require the longevity and reliability of LTE networks.

Related Products:

LTE EC25
LTE EC20
EC21 Mini PCIe
UMTS & LTE EVB Kit

Overview

 

Quectel EC21 is a series of LTE category 1 module optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. It features cost-effective, low power LTE connectivity, and delivers M2M-optimized speeds of 10Mbit/s downlink and 5Mbit/s uplink. These make EC21 an ideal solution for numerous IoT applications that are not reliant on high speed connectivity but still require the longevity and reliability of LTE networks.

 

EC21 is compatible with Quectel UMTS/HSPA+ UC20 module and multi-mode LTE EC20/EC25 module in the compact and unified form factor. It contains 10 variants: EC21-E, EC21-A, EC21-V, EC21-AUT, EC21-AUTL, EC21-AUV, EC21-J, EC21-KL, EC21-AU and EC21-CT. This makes it backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, ensuring that it can easily migrate from LTE to 2G or 3G networks.

 

EC21 supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS). The integrated GNSS greatly simplifies product design, and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positoning.

 

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 and IoT applications such as smart metering, wearable devices, environmental monitoring, asset tracking, fleet management, security and alarm systems, and so on.



Key Benefits
● Cost-effective, lower-power LTE connectivity optimized for broadband IoT applications
● Worldwide LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage
● Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment
● Feature refinements: supports DFOTA*, eCall*, QuecLocator and DTMF
● MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication systems

 

* Under development

 

Specification

Frequency

EC21-E

EC21-A

EC21-V

EC21-AUT

EC21-AUTL

LTE

FDD-LTE

B1/ B3/ B5/ B7/ B8/ B20

B2/ B4/ B12

B4/ B8

B1/ B3/ B5/ B7/ B28

B3/ B7/ B28

TDD-LTE

 

 

 

   

3G

WCDMA

B1/ B5/ B8

B2/ B4/ B5

 

B1/ B5  

GSM/EDGE

B3/ B8

 

     

Embedded GNSS

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Wi-Fi Interface

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Region

EMEA, Korea, Thailand, India

AT&T,T-mobile

Verizon

Telstra

Telstra

Certification

CE/ GCF/ Vodafone*

FCC/ PTCRB/ AT&T*/ IC/ ROGERS

FCC/ GCF/ Verizon*

RCM/ Telstra

RCM/ Telstra

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

EC21-AUV

EC21-AU

EC21-KL

EC21-CT

EC21-J

LTE

FDD-LTE

B1/ B3/ B5/ B8/ B28

B1/ B2/ B3/ B4/ B5/ B7/ B8/ B28

B4/ B8

B1/ B3/ B5/ B7/ B28

B3/ B7/ B28

TDD-LTE

 

B40

 

   

3G

WCDMA

B1/ B5/ B8

B1/ B2/ B5/ B8

 

B1/ B5  

GSM/EDGE

 

B2/ B3/ B5/ B8

     

Embedded GNSS

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Wi-Fi Interface

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Region

Vodafone Australia

South America, ANZ, Taiwan

Korea

China Telecom

Japan

Certification

RCM

RCM/ Anatel*/ NCC*

KC/ SKT/KT*/LGU+*

CCC*/ SRRC*/ CTA*

JATE/ TELEC/ Softbank*/ KDDI*

 

 

Download

  • Presentation


    Quectel_EC21_LTE_Specification_V1.1

    on: 2016-09-20 type: Amount: 37
  • AT Commands Manual


    Quectel_EC25&EC21_QuecLocator_AT_Commands_Manual_V1.0

    on: 2017-02-14 type: Amount: 45

    Quectel_EC25&EC21_GNSS_AT_Commands_Manual_V1.1

    on: 2017-02-14 type: Amount: 35

    Quectel_EC25&EC21_AT_Commands_Manual_V1.1

    on: 2017-01-24 type: Amount: 91
  • Application Note


    Quectel_EC25&EC21_PPP_Application_Note_V1.0

    on: 2016-08-19 type: Amount: 99
  • Hardware Design


    Quectel_EC21_Hardware_Design_V1.3

    on: 2017-02-03 type: Amount: 65
  • User Guide


    Quectel_EC25&EC21_DFOTA_User_Guide_V1.0

    on: 2017-02-14 type: Amount: 51

    Quectel_UC20&UC15&EC20&EC21&EC25_Windows_USB_Drivers_Installation_Guide_V1.2

    on: 2016-05-10 type: Amount: 433
  • Certificate


    Quectel_EC21-KL_KC_Certificate

    on: 2017-02-14 type: Amount: 7

    Quectel_EC21-V_GCF_Certificate

    on: 2017-02-10 type: Amount: 11

    Quectel_EC21-AUV(MINIPCIE)_RCM_Certificate

    on: 2017-01-24 type: Amount: 9

    Quectel_EC21-AU(MINIPCIE)_RCM_Certificate

    on: 2017-01-24 type: Amount: 14

    Quectel_EC21-AUT_Telstra_Certificate

    on: 2016-11-09 type: Amount: 31

    Quectel_EC21-AUTL(MINIPCIE)_RCM_Certifcate

    on: 2016-09-28 type: Amount: 9

    Quectel_EC21-AUT(MINIPCIE)_RCM_Certificate

    on: 2016-09-28 type: Amount: 10

    Quectel_EC21-E(MiniPCIe)_CE_Certificate

    on: 2016-09-20 type: Amount: 21

    Quectel_EC21-A(MiniPCIe)_FCC_Certificate

    on: 2016-08-24 type: Amount: 17
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