Quectel Introduces An Ultra-Compact LTE Cat.1 bis Module For Mid-Range IoT Applications

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Quectel provides a range of high-performance LTE Cat.1 antennas, which considerably increase wireless connectivity, to assist customers in the facilitation of their ideas. IoT developers may cut the cost and time-to-market for their Cat.1 devices by combining the EG800Q-EU module with Quectel’s antennas and pre-certification services.

A global provider of IoT solutions, Quectel Wireless Solutions, has announced the introduction of the EG800Q-EU LTE Cat.1 bis wireless communication module, the newest addition to its portfolio of LTE modules. The EG800Q-EU is an ultra-compact module with an LGA form factor that enables a larger range of IoT use cases, especially for situations where size is an issue.

The EG800Q-EU is an LTE-only module for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel markets with LTE FDD band coverage of B1/ 3/ 5/ 7/ 8/ 20/ 28. It is based on the Qualcomm® QCX216 LTE IoT Modem from Qualcomm Technologies Inc. A range of high-performing IoT applications, including as smart utility metres, asset trackers, e-mobility, parking metres, and home automation, depend on the module’s ability to deliver a maximum downlink data rate of 10 Mbps while extending battery life.

The EG800Q-Cat.1 EU’s bis support enables it to employ a single antenna, combining cost and performance and making the module the perfect choice for IoT terminals that are intended to be small and reasonably priced.

With a small form factor of 15.8mm 17.7mm 2.4mm, the EG800Q-EU makes it simple for developers and integrators to create applications that are size-sensitive. For high-volume applications, its cutting-edge LGA packaging enables completely automated manufacturing.

Additionally, the EG800Q-EU offers a wide range of Internet protocols as well as industry-standard interfaces like USB 2.0, UART, I2C, PCM, and USIM, enhancing the module’s usefulness for IoT applications like asset management, remotely managed access control (RMAC), and smart grid. When there is no GPS signal indoors, the module also supports DFOTA to enable automatic firmware upgrades and integrated Wi-Fi locating services.