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Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem

5.00 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
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M.2 Modem with 4 x MIMO & DL 5 x Carrier Aggregation & 256QAM

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Warranty: 30 Days

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Quectel EM160R-GL is an LTE Advanced Category 16 module. Adopting the 3GPP Release 14 technology, it delivers speed of 1.0 Gbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink peak data rates, and is designed in M.2 form factor.

EM160R-GL is designed for global market and nearly covers all the mainstream carriers worldwide.

EM160R-GL supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo). The integrated GNSS greatly simplifies product design, and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positioning capability.

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (PCIe interface/USB drivers for Windows, Linux, Android/eCall) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of applications such as industrial router, home gateway, STB, industrial laptop, consumer laptop, industrial PDA, rugged tablet PC, video surveillance and digital signage, etc.

Key Benefits

● LTE-A Cat 16 module with M.2 form factor
● Support DL 5x carrier aggregation and 256QAM 
● Worldwide LTE-A and UMTS/HSPA+ coverage
● Support PCIe standard interface for PC/Laptop application
● 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

Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem Specs Size

Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem Module Size


NOTE: The current EM160R-GL modems are new Engineering Samples with the latest Firmware Revision: EM160RGLAUR02A04M4G.  Production versions DO NOT exist (As of Nov 2020).

NOT RECOMMENDED for use with the older versions M2M NEXG H721 due to this router’s high rate of burn out failures.  We will warranty NO modems that are used in the M2M NEXG H721 router. We have not tested the V5 version.

IMPORTANT:  Exercise extreme caution while installing MHF4 connectors to the modem antenna ports.  The ports are delicate and easily damaged.  Assure that the MHF4 connector is perfectly centered, level and aligned with the modem port.  The MFH4 connector will then snap into place using minimum pressure. Do not apply excessive force.
A damaged modem connector port is not covered under warranty.

It is strongly recommended to invest in a quality power strip surge protector (i.e., APC, Belkin,…) to use behind a router and/or electronic equipment.  This will help protect against Transients (momentary spikes/surges in voltage or current) that can be detrimental to expensive equipment.  Transient damage to modems are not covered under warranty.  Protect your equipment!

Additional information

Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × .2 in

Cellular Band Info

Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem Band and Specs


Quectel EM160R-GL Specifications

Antenna Connections

Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem-Antenna-Pairs

Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem-Antenna-Pairs


Primary 2×2 MIMO Antenna Pair:
M = Main. This is your first, and primary, antenna connection port.

D/G = Diversity. This is your secondary antenna connection port.

Secondary 2×2 MIMO Antenna Pair
M1 = Main. This is the main port for the secondary pair.
M2 = Diversity. This is your diversity antenna port for the secondary pair.

1 review for Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem

  1. 5 out of 5


    Fast shipping, and great support after the sale. Even though I managed to lose the LTE interface on my Microtik LHG due to my own ignorance, I was provided support that helped me to get it back to MBIM mode and the response was near instant when I called.

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