Quectel Wireless Solutions, has launched the EG800Q-EU, an industrial grade LTE Cat 1 bis wireless communication module. This ultra-compact module, which is in an LGA form factor, offers greater flexibility for IoT designs and enables a wider range of IoT use cases, particularly for size-sensitive applications. Based on the Qualcomm QCX216 LTE IoT Modem, the EG800Q-EU is designed for customers in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Israel, and has an LTE FDD band coverage of B1/ 3/ 5/ 7/ 8/ 20/ 28. It delivers a maximum downlink data rate of 10Mbps, making it suitable for a variety of high-performing IoT applications, including smart utility meters, asset trackers, e-mobility, 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 it an ideal solution for IoT terminals that are designed to be compact and cost-effective. It has a compact form factor of 15.8mm × 17.7mm × 2.4mm, enabling integrators and developers to design size-sensitive applications easily. Its advanced LGA package enables fully automated manufacturing for high-volume applications. In addition, the module provides a rich set of Internet protocols and industry-standard interfaces, including USB 2.0/ UART/ I2C/ PCM/ USIM, making it suitable for a variety of IoT applications, such as asset management, remotely managed access control, and smart grid. It also supports DFOTA, enabling automatic firmware upgrades and integrated Wi-Fi positioning services when there is no GPS signal indoors.
Engineering samples of the Quectel EG800Q-EU are available now.