LTE Module for Even More Flexibility of IoT Applications: Quectel EG800Q-EU

The Qualcomm QCX216 LTE IoT modem, a cost-optimized and energy-efficient worldwide modem, is the foundation of the Quectel EG800Q-EU 4G/LTE module, one of the first communication modules of the Cat. 1 category in this industry. A Cat. 1 bis. (three minutes of reading)

PAVEL KOVÁČ SOS electronic Product Specialist More articles from the author

Quectel offers an extremely small and reasonably priced LTE Cat. 1 bis module.

In particular, for size-sensitive applications, the ultra-compact 4G/LTE module EG800Q-EU LTE Cat. 1 bis in an LGA container with a single antenna gives increased freedom in the design of IoT devices and enables a wider range of uses.  This LTE module provides a maximum data download speed (downlink) of 10 Mbps and at the same time extends battery life.

“Thanks to its unrivaled advantages, the EG800Q-EU LTE module from Quectel is ideal for a large number of mid-class IoT applications that require not only reliable but also cost-effective communication solutions,” says Pavel Kováč, product specialist from SOS electronic.

Suitable 4G/LTE module for middle-class IoT and M2M applications 

EG800Q-EU, Quectel’s industrial wireless communication module, which isbased on the QCX216 LTE IoT modem from Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., is an LTE module designed for IoT devices in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel, with band coverage LTE FDD B1/3/5/7/8/20/28.

The maximum downlink data rate of 10 Mbps of this module and at the same time the already mentioned extension of battery life are ideal parameters for various high-performance applications of the Internet of Things (IoT), including smart consumption meters, equipment for tracking assets and e-mobility, as well as for parking meters and home automation.

The EG800Q-EU’s support of Cat.1 bis allows it to use a single antenna, balancing cost and performance and making the module an ideal solution for IoT terminals that are designed to be compact and cost-effective.

Principal characteristics of the LTE module EG800Q-EU LTE Cat.1 bis:

  • LTE Cat. 1communication module
  • LGA form factor
  • max. data rates: 10 Mbps DL/5 Mbps UL
  • LTE FDD band coverage of B1/3/5/7/8/20/28
  • Operating temperature–40°C to +85°C
  • Dimensions: 15,8 mm × 17,7 mm × 2,4 mm

A wide variety of IoT wireless applications and flexible design

Additionally, the EG800Q-EU offers a wide range of Internet protocols as well as industry-standard interfaces like USB 2.0, UART, I2C, PCM, and USIM, extending the module’s usefulness for IoT applications like asset management, remotely managed access control (RMAC), and smart grid. In addition, the module supports DFOTA to enable automatic firmware upgrades and integrated Wi-Fi positioning services when there is no GPS signal indoors.

The EG800Q-EU LTE module features a compact LGA form factor, allowing integrators and developers to easily design size-sensitive applications. This type of SMD package enables fully automated mass production. SOS electronic has included this communication module byQuectel in their assortment and it is available directly from their warehouse. 

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