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Raspberry Pi 4G/LTE Cellular Modem Kit

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This product includes default components for easy connection to LTE Cat M1/ CAT 1/CAT 4 networks. With the Raspberry Pi LTE Cellular Modem Kit, your Raspberry Pi based projects will access Cat M1/ CAT 1 / CAT 4 data networks all around the world.

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Sixfab Connect SIM

Sixfab Connect SIM is a cellular connectivity solution for connecting your IoT devices with the best global networks. You can activate and use your SIM card in a few minutes, without any contract or commitment.

Description

Raspberry Pi 3G/4G & LTE Base HAT

The Sixfab 3G/4G& LTE Base HAT grants your Raspberry Pi or 40-pin Pi compatible single-board-computer a super-simple interface bridge between mini PCIe cellular modems. With the modems you insert into Base HAT, your Raspberry Pi based projects will access data networks all around the world. This Base HAT enables narrow-bandwidth to high-bandwidth cellular connectivity on your remote devices i.e from low-power consumption LTE-M to ultra-high-speed LTE-Advanced mini PCIe modules are supported. Both UART and USB communication with modules is available on the HAT.

Features

  • Fully compatible with Raspberry Pi models that have the 40-pin GPIO header (4, 3, 2, A+). Raspberry Pi Zero may lack performance.
  • Easy-to-use, simple setup.
  • Clip-in Mini PCIe socket is compatible with worldwide LTE, UMTS/HSPA+ and GSM/GPRS/EDGE coverage with regional or global modules which work with different frequencies & carriers.
  • Micro SIM Card socket can easily reachable on the upside of the HAT.
  • It can be used standalone with PC/Laptop over micro USB, without stacking with Raspberry Pi.
  • The HAT can be powered from an external 5V source by exposed power pins, directly from Raspberry Pi 5V GPIO headers, via micro USB, or optional JST connector on the bottom of the board.
  • Efficient and low quiescent current power circuits can hold up to 3Amps.
  • Optional Send/Receive AT commands over Raspberry Pi UART or USB port is available
  • Taking the module into the Airplane mode, resetting module functions can be accessible over GPIO pins.
  • The power of the whole board electronics can be disabled for low-power consumption use cases.
  • The modules have built-in GNSS(GPS/GLONASS) receivers for your location-based applications.
  • Micro USB is used to connect the modem, it transmits data through the cable to the Raspberry Pi.
  • Working temperature range: -40°C ~ 80°C.

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Layout

Raspberry Pi 3G-4G/LTE Base HAT Layout

Dimension

Raspberry Pi 3G-4G/LTE Base HAT Dimension

Pinout

Raspberry Pi 3G-4G/LTE Base HAT

Pin Descriptions

Pin NumberBCM PinPin NameDescription
8UART_TXPCI RXThis pin functions as the serial data input to the module for UART communication. Disconnected by default.
10UART_RXPCI TXThis pin functions as the serial data output from the module for UART communication. Disconnected by default.
13GPIO27USER LEDActive HIGH, to switch on the USER LED, the pin’s state should be HIGH.
15GPIO22USER BUTTONThis pin normally pulled-down to ground. When the button is pressed, pin switches to LOW.
31GPIO6RIThis pin is Ring indicator functions as the indication for receiving call or SMS, can be calibrated to HIGH or LOW using the AT commands.
33GPIO13DTRWhen the module is in sleep mode, DTR pin allows to wake the module up by pulling it to LOW.
35GPIO19W_DISABLEThis pin is used to turn Airplane Mode on the module, by pulling it HIGH.
37GPIO26HAT_PWR_OFFPower regulator control. Normally pulled-down, when this pin drove to HIGH, Hat’s power will cut off.
 
Note: Quectel modules are compatible with the UART of the HAT, Telit modules are not compatible.

LEDs

  • PWR LED When the module is powered up, this RED led turns on
  • SGNL LED This BLUE led indicates the status of the connection. When the connection is established and data is being transmitted/received, this led will blink at special intervals. Otherwise, if there is no connection, the led will remain off.
  • USER LED It is a programmable user-led can be controlled from the GPIO27 of Raspberry Pi for debugging or just fun.

Buttons

  • User Button It is a programmable user button that is connected to GPIO22. It reads HIGH by default.

Modules

Quectel EC25-G

Quectel EG25-G Mini PCIe Specifications

  • LTE
    • LTE-FDD: B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28
    • LTE-TDD: B38, B39, B40, B41
  • WCDMA: B1, B2, B4, B5, B6, B8, B19
  • GSM: B2, B3, B5, B8
  • GNSS(Optional): GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou (Compass), Galileo, QZSS
  • Region: Global
  • Abundant Protocols: TCP, UDP, PPP, FTP, HTTP, NTP, PING, QMI, NITZ, SMTP, MQTT, CMUX, HTTPS, FTPS, SMTPS, SSL, MMS, FILE
  • Certification
    • Carrier: Deutsche Telekom/ AT&T/ U.S. Cellular/ T-Mobile*/ Sprint*/ Rogers*/ Telus
    • Regulatory: GCF/ CE/ FCC/ PTCRB/ IC/ Anatel/ IFETEL/ SRRC/ NAL/ CCC/ KC/ NCC/ JATE/ TELEC/ RCM/ IMDA/ ICASA/ FAC*/ NBTC*
    • Others: WHQL
  • Driver Availability:
USB Serial DriverWindows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux 2.6–5.1, Android 4.x–9.x
GNSS DriverAndroid 4.x–9.x
RIL DriverAndroid 4.x–10.x
NDISWindows 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10
MBIMWindows 8/8.1/10, Linux 3.18–5.4
GobiNet DriverLinux 2.6–5.4
QMI_WWAN DriverLinux 3.4–5.4

*” means under development.

Telit LE910Cx

The LE910Cx series Mini PCIe (mPCIe) modules are optimized for LTE low category networks and are available in single mode and 3G/2G fallback options.

Telit LE910C1-NF Mini PCIe Specifications

  • 4G bands (MHz): B12, B14, B4, B2, B5, B13, B66, B71
  • 3G bands (MHz): B2, B4, B5
  • Region: North America
  • Carrier: Public safety, AT&T, FirstNet, T-Mobile
  • Certification: FCC/PTCRB/ AT&T/ FirstNet / T-Mobile

Telit LE910C1-EU Mini PCIe Specifications

  • 4G bands (MHz): B1, B3, B7, B8, B20, B28A
  • 3G bands (MHz): B1, B3, B8
  • 2G bands (MHz): B3, B8
  • Region: Europe – Middle East – Africa
  • Certification: RED/GCF/CE
 

LTE – GNSS Dual u.FL Antenna – 100mm

That has two antenna and u.FL plug at the same time in a single form. One of them is GNSS (GPS, Galileo, Glonass), the other one is full band LTE. It’s a kind of flex PCB (FPC) and can be folded for tight spaces. Also has adhesive tape on the back for fixing it on boxes/enclosures.

Features

  • 50-ohm impedance
  • 100mm cable length
  • 2G/3G/4G coverage
  • Supported frequency range: 698 – 3600 MHz
  • Global LTE bands: B1-B23, B25-B29, B33-B42 ( North America, Europe and Asia included Japan)
  • Peak gains are between 3.2dBi-4.dBi at the LTE bands (1695 -3600 MHz) and 0.8dBi for the GNSS (1570-1610MHz)
  • Adhesive tape
 

LTE Full Band PCB Antenna – u.FL Plug – 100mm

This 100mm long cable flex PCB (FPC) antenna has great antenna gain while using in 3G/4G-LTE applications. It’s slim and can be attached to a surface by its own 3M adhesive tape.

Features

  • 50-ohm impedance
  • 2G/3G/4G coverage
  • Supported frequency range: 698~960/1710~2690MHz
  • LTE 700, GSM850, GSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900, WCDMA2100, LTE B7 (2500-2690 MHz), LTE B40 (2300 – 2400 MHZ)
  • FPC Dimension: 110*20*0.15mm
  • Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C
  • u.FL(IPEX) connection
  • 100mm cable length
  • 3M Self-adhesive

Key Applications

  • Container Tracking
  • Digital Signage
  • Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Industrial Router
  • Industrial Monitoring
  • Remote Medical Equipment
  • Personal Tracker
  • Gambling Machine
  • Farm Machinery
  • Environment Monitoring
  • Fleet Management
  • Smart city
  • Connected retail
 

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Package Content

Note: Raspberry Pi is not included.

2 reviews for Raspberry Pi 4G/LTE Cellular Modem Kit

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Glenn

    Hello,

    Is there a SIM card that is inserted in order to obtain service? Also, is there GPS capabilities? Thanks.

    • ensar

      The package does not include a SIM card. Check out Sixfab Connect SIM. This Sixfab Connect SIM provides a global network for high-quality coverage.
      Yes, it has GPS capabilities.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Slava

    Amazing kit! Assembled in no time (check raspberrypi official tutorial how to setup your rpi board. I have used model 3, but the tutorial is same for model 4: https://projects.raspberrypi.org/en/projects/raspberry-pi-setting-up), run all commands as described in documentation here: https://docs.sixfab.com/docs/raspberry-pi-3g-4g-lte-base-shield-getting-started using QMI interface. And voila – it works!!! My school dream came true – IOT with NO Borders!!!
    I am getting LTE 30/30 Down/Up speed – AMAZING!
    Thank you Sixfab for amazing product and clear instructions! Definitely will look for another cool stuff from you!
    Best,
    Slava

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