Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT HAT – LTE-M & NB-IoT & eGPRS

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Obsolete Product (Not for new designs). Please check the new Cellular IoT Kit as a replacement. 

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This is an add-on for Raspberry Pi that has combined LTE technologies Cat.M1, Cat.NB1 (NB-IoT) and eGPRS for Raspberry Pi, based on Quectel’s BG96 module. The shield has the power of new IoT phenomenon LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) with Cat.M1 and NB-IoT connection functionalities. Besides, it also provides the function of eGPRS, the enhanced version of classical GPRS.

The module on shield has GNSS (GPS, GLONASS etc.) functionality for location, navigation, tracking, mapping and timing applications purposes.

In case you are looking for built-in sensors, relay and other features, have a look at Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT Application Shield.


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Sixfab Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT HAT allows you to send or receive data over LTE-M and NB-IoT cellular networks without needing gateways. LTE-M (Cat M1) and NB-IoT (Narrowband IoT or Cat NB1) are a must-have for those looking to make the most of Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) technology. Meanwhile, some countries already started to shut down 2G networks.

The Quectel BG96, lies on the middle of the Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT HAT, is a series of LTE Cat M1/Cat NB1/EGPRS module offering a maximum data rate of 375Kbps downlink and uplink with worldwide coverage. This LTE add-on for Raspberry Pi also supports GNSS and GPS for the need of building location, navigation, tracking, mapping and timing applications.

In this LTE HAT for Raspberry Pi, we’ve provided an easy-to-use Python library for AT commands over UART or USB connection with a bunch of tutorials to help makers, engineers, integrators and developers to easily design their applications.

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  1. Quectel BG96 LTE Cat M1 & Cat NB1 & EGPRS Module
  2. Worldwide coverage
  3. Fully compatible with Raspberry Pi models that have the 40-pin GPIO header (4, 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero)
  4. Slots on board for Raspberry Pi display and camera cables
  6. Embedded GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou/Compass, Galileo, QZSS) with selectable active/passive antenna circuitry
  7. SMS Mode: Point-to-point MO and MT, SMS Cell Broadcast, Text and PDU Mode
  8. Communicate over UART or USB with AT commands and PPP connection

Data Speeds

  • Cat M1: 375Kbps (Downlink), 375Kbps (Uplink)
  • Cat NB1: 32Kbps (DL), 70Kbps (UL)
  • EDGE: 296Kbps (DL), 236.8Kbps (UL)
  • GPRS: 107Kbps (DL), 85.6Kbps (UL)

Key Applications

  1. Asset Tracking
  2. Vending Machines
  3. Pet&Livestock Tracking
  4. Smart Bicycles
  5. Environmental Monitoring
  6. Waste Management
  7. Smoke Detectors
  8. Water/Gas Metering
  9. Tank Monitoring
  10. Soil Humidity Sensors
  11. Smart Lighting

Package Includes

  1. Sixfab Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT HAT
  2. LTE – GNSS Dual u.FL Antenna – 100mm
  3. Long Stackable Header – No need to solder, stack and use!
  4. Right Angle Micro USB Cable

Technical Documentation

Quectel BG96 Module Introduction
Quectel BG96 AT Commands Manual v2.3
Quectel BG96 GNSS AT Commands Manual v1.1
Quectel BG96 Network Searching Scheme v1.2
Quectel BG96 TCP(IP) AT Commands Manual v1.1
Quectel BG96 HTTP(s)AT Commands Manual v1.0
Quectel Quectel BG96 MQTT Application Note v1.0
Quectel BG96 PPP Application Note v1.0
Registering the device to the Verizon Network Quectel Qnavigator



Quectel LTE&5G Windows USB Driver
Quectel LTE&5G Linux USB Driver
Quectel LTE Windows USB Driver For MBIM


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Quectel Qnavigator
QFlash User Guide
Quectel LTE&5G QFirehose Linux&Android

1 review for Raspberry Pi Cellular IoT HAT – LTE-M & NB-IoT & eGPRS

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tim Gardner

    This is a fantastic all-in-one hat for Raspberry Pi based IoT projects. It is easy to setup and use. The documentation is well written. I had no problem setting it up with the Twilio SIM. I switched over to using another SIM I had and just had the update the APN and it worked great. The community support it growing. I am a happy customer.

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