Quectel EM20 is LTE Advanced category 20 module optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. Adopting the 3GPP Rel. 13 LTE technology, it delivers maximum data rates of 2 Gbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink. Designed in the M.2 form factor, EM20 is compatible with Quectel Cat 16 module EM16 and future 5G module, which will facilitate customers to migrate between different categories.
EM20 is designed for global (i.e. EM20-G) and nearly cover all the main stream carriers worldwide.
EM20 supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, 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 7, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 10, Linux, Android/eCall) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M and IoT applications such as industrial router, home gateway, STB, industrial laptop, consumer laptop, industrial PDA, rugged tablet PC, video surveillance and digital signage, etc.
● LTE-A Cat 20 module with M.2 form factor, optimized for eMBB and IoT applications
● Support DL 7x 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
NOTE: The current modems are new Engineering Samples with the newer Firmware Revisions: EM20GRUR01A08M4G and/or EM20GRUR01A07M4G. Production versions DO NOT exist. They may or may not be compatible with the some version builds of WiFiX/GoldenOrb/ROOter without first downgrading the firmware to EM20GRAR01A06M4G per THIS tutorial.
UPDATE: Our newest WiFiX firmware supports all EM20-G firmware revisions.
NOT RECOMMENDED for use with the 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.
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!