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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 9 variants: EC21-E, EC21-A, EC21-V, EC21-AU, EC21-AUT, EC21-AUV, EC21-J, EC21-KL and EC20-CEL. 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 positioning.

 

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (USB drivers for Windows XP,   Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1/10, 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.

 

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (USB drivers for Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7/8/8.1/10, 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

LTE

FDD-LTE

B1/ B3/ B5/ B7/ B8/ B20

B2/ B4/ B12

B4/ B13

B1/ B3/ B5/ B7/ B28

TDD-LTE

       

3G

WCDMA

B1/ B5/ B8

B2/ B4/ B5

 

B1/ B5

GSM/EDGE

B3/ B8

     

Embedded GNSS

Optional

Optional

Optional

Optional

Wi-Fi Interface

Y

Y

Y

Y

Region

EMEA, Korea, Thailand, India

North America

North America

Australia

Certification

CE/ GCF/ Vodafone

FCC/ PTCRB/ AT&T/ IC/ ROGERS

FCC/ GCF/ Verizon

RCM/ Telstra/ GCF

 

 

 

 

 

Frequency

EC21-AUV

EC21-AU

EC21-KL

EC21-J

EC20-CEL

LTE

FDD-LTE

B1/ B3/ B5/ B8/ B28

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

B1/ B3/ B5/ B7/ B8

B1/ B3/ B8/ B18/ B19/ B26

B1/ B3/ B5

TDD-LTE

 

B40

     

3G

WCDMA

B1/ B5/ B8

B1/ B2/ B5/ B8

     

GSM/EDGE

 

Quad-band

     

Embedded GNSS

N

Optional

N

N

N

Wi-Fi Interface

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Region

Vodafone Australia

South America, ANZ, Taiwan

Korea

Japan

China Telecom

Certification

RCM/ GCF

RCM/ Anatel/ NCC

KC/ SKT/KT*/ LGU+*

JATE/ TELEC/ DOCOMO*

CCC/ SRRC/ NAL

 

①: LTE B2 of EC21-AU does not support Rx-diversity.

 

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    Quectel_EC21-E(MiniPCIe)_CE_Certificate

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