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EC21 Mini PCIe

Quectel EC21 Mini PCIe is a series of LTE category 1 module adopting standard PCI Express® Mini Card form factor (Mini PCIe). Especially optimized for M2M and IoT applications, it features cost-saving, low power LTE connectivity, and delivers M2M-optimized speeds of 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink. These make it ideal for numerous IoT applications that are not reliant on high speed connectivity but still require the longevity and reliability of LTE networks.

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Overview

 

Quectel EC21 Mini PCIe is a series of LTE category 1 module adopting standard PCI Express® Mini Card form factor (Mini PCIe). Especially optimized for M2M and IoT applications, it features cost-saving, low power LTE connectivity, and delivers M2M-optimized speeds of 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink. These make it ideal for numerous IoT applications that are not reliant on high speed connectivity but still require the longevity and reliability of LTE networks.

 

EC21 Mini PCIe contains 10 variants: EC21-E Mini PCIe, EC21-EU Mini PCIe, EC21-EC Mini PCIe, EC21-A Mini PCIe, EC21-V Mini PCIe, EC21-AU Mini PCIe, EC21-AUX Mini PCIe, EC21-AUT Mini PCIe, EC21-J Mini PCIe and EC21-KL Mini PCIe. This makes it backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, ensuring that it can easily migrate from LTE to 2G or 3G network.

 

EC21 Mini PCIe 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 serial drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android/eCall*) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications such as smart metering, tracking and tracing, fleet management, wearable devices, smart home gateways, digital signs, and even drones.

 

 

 

Key Benefits

● Cost-effective, lower-power LTE connectivity optimized for broadband IoT applications
● Worldwide LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage
● Standard PCI Express® MiniCard form factor (Mini PCIe) ideal for manufacturers to easily integrate wireless connectivity into their devices
● MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication systems
● Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment

 

 

Specification

Frequency

EC21-E Mini PCIe

EC21-EU Mini PCIe EC21-EC Mini PCIe

EC21-A Mini PCIe

EC21-V Mini PCIe

EC21-AUT Mini PCIe

LTE

LTE-FDD

B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20

B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28A

B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28A

B2/B4/B12

B4/B13

B1/B3/B5/B7/B28

LTE-TDD

           

WCDMA

B1/B5/B8

B1/B8

B1/B8

B2/B4/B5

 

B1/B5

GSM/EDGE

B3/B8

B3/B8

B3/B8

     

Embedded GNSS

Optional

Optional N

Optional

Optional

Optional

Region

EMEA, Korea, Thailand, India

EMEA, Korea, Thailand EMEA, Korea, Thailand

 

North
America

 

 

North
America

 

Australia

 

Certification

Carrier:
Vodafone/              Deutsche Telekom/
Telefónica*
Regulatory:
GCF/ CE/ FAC
Others:
WHQL

Regulatory:
GCF/ CE/ NCC/ RCM
Others:
WHQL
Regulatory:
GCF/ CE/ RCM
Others:
WHQL

Carrier:
AT&T/              T-Mobile/ Rogers
Regulatory:
FCC/ PTCRB/ IC
Others:
WHQL

Carrier:
Verizon
Regulatory:
GCF/ FCC
Others:
WHQL

Carrier:
Telstra
Regulatory:
GCF/ RCM
Others:
WHQL

 

 

 

Frequency

EC21-AU Mini PCIe

EC21-KL Mini PCIe

EC21-J Mini PCIe

EC21-AUX Mini PCIe

LTE

LTE-FDD

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

B1/B3/B5/B7/B8

B1/B3/B8/B18/B19/B26

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

LTE-TDD

B40

    B40

WCDMA

B1/B2/B5/B8

    B1/ B2/ B5/ B8/ B4

GSM/EDGE

Quad-band

 

    Quad-band

Embedded GNSS

Optional

N

N

Optional

Region

Latin America, Australia, New Zeland, Taiwan

Korea

Japan

Latin America/ Australia/
New Zealand/ Taiwan

Certification

Carrier:
Telstra
Regulatory:
FCC/ IC/ Anatel/ NCC/ JATE/ TELEC/ RCM
Others:
WHQL

Carrier:
KT/ SKT
Regulatory:
KC
Others:
WHQL

Carrier:
NTT DOCOMO/ KDDI
Regulatory:
JATE/ TELEC
Others:
WHQL

Regulatory:
Anatel*/ NCC*/ RCM*
Others:
WHQL*

 

Notes:

① means Rx-diversity is not supported.

* Under Development

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  • Hardware Design


    Quectel_EC21_Mini_PCIe_Hardware_Design_V1.3

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  • Certificate


    Quectel_EC21-AU(MINIPCIE)_IC(ISED)_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-J MINIPCIE_NTT_DOCOMO_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-V_MINIPCIE(R02A14)_Verizon_Certificate

    on: 2019-05-07 Amount: 14

    Quectel_EC21-A_MINIPCIE_T-Mobile_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-A_MINIPCIE(R05A06)_AT&T_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-A_MINIPCIE(R05A05)_AT&T_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-J(MINIPCIE)_KDDI_Certificate

    on: 2019-04-29 Amount: 14

    Quectel_EC21-EU_MINIPCIE_GCF_Certificate

    on: 2018-10-10 type: Amount: 1

    Quectel_EC21-EC_MINIPCIE_GCF_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-AU(MINIPCIE)_TELEC_Certificate

    on: 2019-04-29 type: Amount: 0

    Quectel_EC21-AU(MINIPCIE)_JATE_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-EU(MINIPCIE)_CE(RED)_Certificate

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    Quectel_EC21-EC(MINIPCIE)_CE(RED)_Certificate

    on: 2018-07-24 type: Amount: 1

    Quectel_Windows_USB_Serial_Driver_WHQL_Certificate

    on: 2019-01-15 type: Amount: 0

    Quectel_EC21-V_MINIPCIE(R02A13)_Verizon_Certificate

    on: 2018-06-12 type: Amount: 0

    Quectel_EC21-E(MINIPCIE)(2.0)_RCM_Certificate

    on: 2018-06-06 type: Amount: 0

    Quectel_EC21-AU(MINIPCIE)_FCC_Certificate

    on: 2018-05-24 type: Amount: 0

    Quectel_EC21-A_MINIPCIE_AT&T_Certificate

    on: 2018-05-18 type: Amount: 0

    Quectel_EC21-E_MINIPCIE_FAC(Russia)_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-19 type: Amount: 4

    Quectel_EC21-V_MINIPCIE_Verizon_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-19 type: Amount: 9

    Quectel_EC21-AU(MINIPCIE)&EC25-AU(MINIPCIE)_Anatel_Certificate(M1)

    on: 2019-08-04 Amount: 93

    Quectel_EC21-E(MINIPCIE)_CE(RED)_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-19 type: Amount: 55

    Quectel_EC21-A(MINIPCIE)_IC_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-26 type: Amount: 39

    Quectel_EC21-E_MINIPCIE_GCF_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-26 Amount: 41

    Quectel_EC21-J(MINIPCIE)_TELEC_Certificate

    on: 2019-04-29 Amount: 78

    Quectel_EC21-J(MINIPCIE)_JATE_Certificate

    on: 2018-09-28 type: Amount: 46

    Quectel_EC21-VD_MINIPCIE_GCF_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-26 type: Amount: 12

    Quectel_EC21-V_MINIPCIE_GCF_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-26 type: Amount: 11

    Quectel_EC21-A_MINIPCIE_PTCRB_Certificate

    on: 2019-01-08 Amount: 27

    Quectel_EC21-AUV(MINIPCIE)_RCM_Certificate

    on: 2018-06-05 type: Amount: 36

    Quectel_EC21-AU(MINIPCIE)_RCM_Certificate

    on: 2018-06-05 type: Amount: 49

    Quectel_EC21-AUTL(MINIPCIE)_RCM_Certifcate

    on: 2018-06-05 type: Amount: 32

    Quectel_EC21-E(MiniPCIe)_CE_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-26 type: Amount: 92

    Quectel_EC21-A(MINIPCIE)_FCC_Certificate

    on: 2018-03-19 type: Amount: 87
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