This Quectel EC25 Mini PCIe is a series of LTE category 4 module adopting standard PCI Express® MiniCard form factor (Mini PCIe). It is optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications and delivers 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink data rates. The module is backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, ensuring that it can be connected even in remote areas devoid of 4G or 3G coverage. EC25 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.
EC25 supports multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) technology, a cutting-edge antenna technology capable of transmitting multiple data streams on multiple transmitters to multiple receivers. The antennas at each end of the communication circuit are combined to minimize errors and optimize data speed. The module also combines high-speed wireless connectivity with embedded multi-constellation high-sensitivity GNSS receiver. 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(Raspian), Android/eCall) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M applications such as an industrial router, industrial PDA, rugged tablet PC, minicomputers like Raspberry Pi, video surveillance and digital signage.
You can easily insert a Mini PCIe module in Base HAT then start using cellular internet with your Raspberry Pi. Both UART and USB communication with modules are available.
- With the Sixfab Base Shield, you can easily use EC25 with your projects.
- EC25 is fallback compatible with UMTS/HSPA+ UC20 module and multi-mode LTE EC20 module in the compact and unified form factor, providing a flexible and scalable platform for migrating from UMTS/HSPA+ to LTE.
- Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment
- MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication systems
- 3GPP E-UTRA Release 11
- Bandwidth: 1.4/3/5/10/15/20MHz
- Temperature Range: -40°C ~ +80°C
- Dimensions: 51.0mm x 30.0mm x 4.9mm
- Approx. 9.8g
- Supply Voltage: 3.0V~3.6V, 3.3V Typ.
- 3GPP TS27.007 and Enhanced AT Commands
- Video/Music Streaming
- Large Data Downloads and Uploads
- LTE Dongle/Router
- Mobile Internet Hotspot
- High-speed GPS Tracking
- Real-time Environmental Monitoring
- Smart City & Agriculture Applications
- Smart Parking
- Security & Asset tracking
EC25 Mini PCIe Specifications
|LTE-FDD||B1/ B3/ B5/ B7/ B8/ B20||B2/ B4/ B12||B2/ B4/ B5/ B12/ B13/ B14/ B66/ B71||B1/ B3/ B7/ B8/ B20/ B28A||B1/ B2① / B3/ B4/ B5/ B7/ B8/ B28|| B1/B3/B5/|
| B1/ B2/ B3/ |
B4/ B5/ B7/ B8/
B12/ B13/ B18/
B19/ B20/ B25/
|LTE-TDD||B38/B40/B41||–||–||B38/ B40/ B41||B40||–|| B38/ B39/ B40/|
|WCDMA||B1/B5/B8||B2/B4/B5||B2/ B4/ B5||B1/ B8||B1/ B2/ B5/ B8||B1/ B5||B1/ B2/ B4/|
B5/ B6/ B8/
|GSM/EDGE||B3/B8||–||–||B3/ B8||Quad-band||Quad-band|| B2/ B3/ B5/|
|Region|| EMEA/ South Korea/|
|North America||North America||EMEA/ Thailand|| Latin America/ |
Australia/ New Zealand
|Certification||Carrier: Vodafone/ |
SKT/ Telefónica/ LGU+*
|Carrier: AT&T/ T-Mobile/ Rogers/ Telus |
|Regulatory: GCF/ CE/ RCM/ NCC |
|Carrier: Telstra |
|Carrier: Telstra||Carrier: Deutsche Telekom/ AT&T/ U.S. Cellular/ T-Mobile*/ Sprint*/|
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Ethernet Interfaces, Embedded GNSS are supported by all variations.
①: Rx-diversity not supported.
LTE: LTE FDD: Max 150Mbps (DL)/Max 50Mbps (UL) LTE TDD: Max 130Mbps (DL)/Max 35Mbps (UL)
UMTS: DC-HSDPA: Max 42Mbps (DL) HSUPA: Max 5.76Mbps (UL) WCDMA: Max 384Kbps (DL)/Max 384Kbps (UL)
GSM: EDGE: Max 296Kbps (DL)/Max 236.8Kbps (UL) GPRS: Max 107Kbps (DL)/Max 85.6Kbps (UL)
Note: The speed highly depends on the in-use antenna, environment and distance to base stations.
- USB 2.0 with High Speed up to 480Mbps
- 1.8V/3.0V (U)SIM Card Interface
- LED_WWAN# for Network Status Indication
- W_DISABLE# for Disabling RF Function
- UART × 1
- PERST# for Module Resetting
- (U)SIM Card Detection
- Antenna: DL MIMO, Support Rx-diversity/GNSS Antennas
- DFOTA*: Delta Firmware Upgrade Over the Air
- GNSS: GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou/Galileo/QZSS
EC25 antenna interfaces include a main antenna interface, an Rx-diversity antenna interface which is used to resist the fall of signals caused by high-speed movement and multipath effect and a GNSS antenna interface. The impedance of the antenna port is 50Ω. For cellular connection, you’ll only need to connect an antenna to the main antenna port. To obtain better Rx-sensitivity and signal reception, we’d recommend an additional antenna to Rx-diversity antenna port. Rx-diversity function(ANT_DIV) is enabled by default. All of the antenna connectors are ECT818000117. This is compatible with the Hirose U.FL(known by a variety of names including AMC, UMCC, IPX) connectors. The recommended RF connector is UF.L-R-SMT.
- Class 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE
- Class 3 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for UMTS
- Class E2 (27dBm±3dB) for EDGE 850/900MHz
- Class E2 (26dBm±3dB) for EDGE 1800/1900MHz
- Class 4 (33dBm±2dB) for GSM 850/900MHz
- Class 1 (30dBm±2dB) for GSM 1800/1900MHz
- 3.6mA – Sleep, Typically
- 35mA – Idle
- 750mA – WCDMA data transfer, Typ.(GNSS OFF)
- 950mA – LTE data transfer, Typ.(GNSS OFF)
- 75mA – Searching, GNSS, Typ.
- 55mA – Tracking, GNSS, Typ.
- LTE B1, B3, : -101.5dBm (10M)
- LTE B2, B4, B5, B8, B12: -101dBm (10M)
- LTE B7: -99.5dBm (10M)
- LTE B13: -100dBm (10M)
- LTE B20: -102.5dB (10M)
- LTE B28: -102dBm (10M)
- UMTS B1, B2, B4: -110dBm
- UMTS B5, B8: -110.5dBm
- GSM, DCS: -109dBm
|USB Serial Driver||Windows 7/8/8.1/10,|
|GNSS Driver||Android 4.x–9.x|
|RIL Driver||Android 4.x–10.x|
|NDIS||Windows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10|
|GobiNet Driver||Linux 2.6–5.4|
|QMI_WWAN Driver||Linux 3.4–5.4|
Note: MBIM is not supported by EUX, AFX and few others.
TCP/ UDP/ PPP/ FTP(S)/ HTTP(S)/ NTP/ PING/ QMI/ CMUX/ SMTP(S)/ MMS/ SSL/ FILE
- 1x Quectel EC25-X Mini PCIe 4G IoT Module
Why we need two antennas? Which two antennas?
As two branches of LTE antenna, the main antenna is responsible for sending and receiving signals and the diversity antenna is only responsible for receiving signals. The multi-antenna technology (MIMO) has the ability to transmit high-speed data and resist interference in the future. So, the better receiving sensitivity, using RX-diversity antenna additional to the main antenna is highly recommended.
garrett todd –
how do you set it up to make calls on raspberry pi
Audio calls not supported by our shield.
What Type of connectors are the antenna connectors?
Hi can this only be used with your shield or can I replace my minipci 3G module in Toshiba R600 running Ubuntu? Thanks
If the pinout of minipci 3G module in Toshiba is similar to that of Quectel EC25 Mini PCIe 4G/LTE Module, then you may replace it.
Does it need to have antennas to get a better connection? and which type of antennas? if you have a specific part name for that.
There’s an antenna that comes in the same page of the 3G/4G-LTE shield, but I read about it , and it only supports 2G .
Yes you will need to connect antennas for the connection. Here are the link for antennas;
3G antennas: http://18.104.22.168/product-tag/3g/
4G/LTE antennas: http://22.214.171.124/product-tag/4g/
What is the max data rate and interface to the Raspberry Pi?
Ethernet, serial, USB?
Are there ways to set up security and port forwarding?
Ethernet: Not available
No, You will need to ask your network provider.
Tan Eugene –
Hi, if I’m from Singapore, which module should I choose? Thanks!
Please check the Frequency Band of your carrier and compare it with Regional Options section of the product.
The US Verizon module is out of stock. Any estimate when it will be back in stock?
Since EC25-V (verizon) is out of stock, can I use EC25-A (AT&T) on Verizon network instead?
They share same bands: 2, 4, 5
Can I use it in india ?
Yes, you can use EC25-E in India.
jyoti shankar –
Is this pack contain base shield + EC25 ?
No, This is just EC25 Mini PCIe Module. You will need to order Base Shield and antenna separately.
ZAC WINGFIELD –
hello, which option should i choose from the drop down list for UK 4G network on the 3 network
Hi, once I receive the EC25, how do I get service on it?
Did you go through our tutorials?
Can this module work for dual apn public and private together. Can i do two separate configuration for ppp0 and ppp1 for a single module? . my sim supports dual apn.
The Module supports single APN and thus single PPP connection.
Broderick Calpe –
Which version works with LTE in South America ?
Couldn’t see that option i the list. North america is the closest one.
EC25-A works in South America, Please compare the frequency bands.
Mats Blide –
Just got my self a EC25 Mini PCIe with a Raspberry Pi 3G-4G/LTE Base Shield V2. No problem communicate with through USB. But no response from the UART via the Rpi pin header what so ever (have tried connecting a terminal directly to the Rpi pin header UART pins and that works)
Any ideas on how to get the UART work for AT commands?
Do you have bridged the UART RESISTOR pads available below the shield?
Jason Southworth (verified owner) –
Bought the EC25-V for Verizon in the US. When I try to activate the IMEI with Verizon or several other carriers, they say the IMEI cannot be activated. It appears this module does not work in the US. Are there any other options?
The Quectel EC25V is approved for use on the network, but not a fully certified device. To start the certification process or to test the device on the network, please register your company at https://odi-device.verizonwireless.com/Registrations and follow the full registration process. Once your company registration has been screened and accepted, you can follow the attached PDF to help complete the NDA online through our portal. After the NDA is signed and accepted, you can begin the device submission. At that point, you can upload test IMEIs (up to 20) to use for testing and development. Please let me know if you need to have a follow-up meeting to go through the OD portal.
Fully certified devices in the OD Showcase: https://opendevelopment.verizonwireless.com/device-showcase
Approved modules for design and certification: https://opendevelopment.verizonwireless.com/design-and-build/approved-modules.
If you have any questions about the process, please refer to this document: https://opendevelopment.verizonwireless.com//open-access/article/OD-Device-Certification-Process.
EC25V is compatible with Verizon only.
Arturo Mejia –
Is the Quectel EC25 Mini PCIe work in Mexico?
Is the Quectel EC25 Mini PCIe support 3G network too?
Yes, EC25-AU variant works in Latin America.
Yes, The module is backward-compatible with existing EDGE and GSM/GPRS networks, ensuring that it can be connected even in remote areas devoid of 4G or 3G coverage.
What are the operating temperature range, and storage temperature range for EC25 ?
does it cover entire US & EU
Operation temperature range: -35°C ~ +75°C)(1)
Extended temperature range: -40°C ~ +80°C)(2)
1) Within operating temperature range, the module is 3GPP compliant.
2) Within extended temperature range, the module remains the ability to establish and maintain a
voice, SMS, data transmission, emergency call, etc. There is no unrecoverable malfunction; there are
also no effects on radio spectrum and no harm to radio network. Only one or more parameters like
Pout might reduce in their value and exceed the specified tolerances. When the temperature returns
to normal operating temperature levels, the module is compliant with 3GPP specification again.
Yes, it does.
ggegenhuber (verified owner) –
is there any prediction when the EG25-G (global version) will be in stock again?
Available on backorder. The product will be ship after 01.12.2020.
Tim Gardner –
It worked great right away using USB ECM mode setup. I was surprised by the speed. It is a great 4G connection for Raspberry Pi for project with Cellular connection to internet. Or for IoT use also. Connecting over UART will be slower but will work but is tricky to get working. There is community help there for that and I posted my setup process. I would really recommend these. The build quality of the Hat is great.