New Quectel Long Range (LoRa®) Technology Module for IoT Applications

Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global IoT solutions provider, has introduced the KG200Z module, a state-of-the-art Long Range (LoRa®) technology module designed to cater to the specific needs of IoT projects.

This innovative solution offers a powerful and efficient tool for those seeking to enhance their projects with robust wireless capabilities, and provides dependable, ultra-low power, cost-effective long range wireless communication.

The module delivers an impressive transmission distance of 2-5 km in urban settings and 10-15 km in suburban areas. With a steadfast network connection, robust anti-interference capabilities, potent penetration, and dependable data transmission, this module stands as a reliable solution for businesses seeking advanced IoT connectivity.

The KG200Z is a cost-effective LoRa module, based on the STMicroelectronics® STM32WLEx series microcontrollers and designed for ultra-low power consumption and compatibility with the LoRaWAN protocol. Equipped with a built-in power management unit, power amplifier, low noise amplifier, and RF transceiver switch, the module integrates an ARM® Cortex®-M4 core with the modulations of LoRa, (G)FSK, (G)MSK and BPSK, supporting the LoRaWAN standard protocol across a wide spectrum, including the 470–510 MHz and 862–928 MHz LoRa frequency bands.

The module boasts a range of connectivity options with multiple interfaces, including UART, SPI, I2C, and SWD. Ultra low power consumption extends battery life significantly.

The compact profile of 12.0mm × 12.0mm x 1.8mm in an LGA package ensures easy integration into a variety of devices, providing flexibility for manufacturers and developers seeking to implement IoT solutions seamlessly.

Quectel’s IoT modules are developed with security at the core. From product architecture to firmware/software development, Quectel incorporates leading industry practices and standards, mitigating potential vulnerabilities with third party independent test houses and have incorporated security practices like generating SBOMs and VEX files as well as performing firmware binary analysis into the entire software development lifecycle.

Developed to address the specific needs of IoT applications, LoRa technology enables devices to transmit small packets of data over considerable distances with minimal power consumption. The technology is well-suited for applications such as smart locks, door sensors, gas and water leak detection, pet tracking, indoor air quality sensors, HVAC monitoring, smart parking and traffic monitoring, utility metering, waste management, air quality monitoring, as well as assets management tracking and other applications where devices need to send intermittent, low-data-rate messages over extended distances while conserving energy.

To empower customers in streamlining their design processes, Quectel provides two Sub 1GHz antennas for this module – the YEIN002AA and the YE0019AA. Both antennas support LoRa technology and are available in various formats, ensuring flexibility and compatibility for diverse project requirements.

The KG200Z LoRa module is now available for purchase. Contact us for more details.

Quectel EG21-G and EG25-G

Bringing Global Communications to Embedded Platforms

In today’s totally global economy, the last thing that anybody wants is a barrier to sales when exporting their product. Quectel have now enabled companies to build globally approved products with 4G LTE CAT1 and CAT4 modems, using the EG21-G and EG25-G easy-to-use MINI PCIe cards with integrated SIM holder (optional) or solder-down modules. Both of these modules have been optimised for today’s ever expanding Internet of Things (IoT) requirements supporting Worldwide LTE CAT1 and CAT4 with UMTS/HSPA(+) and GSM/GPRS/EDGE in an easy-to-use industry standard MINI PCIe form factor. These modules support antenna diversity and on-board Multi Constellation GNSS engine; all connected via industry standard plug-in MINIPCIe & U.FL connectors. A vast range of high performance antennas to support these services are readily available from Solid State Supplies.

Regarding performance in terms of communication speed, the LTE CAT1 & CAT4 supports speeds of 10 Mbps (DL) / 5Mbps(UL) and 150 Mbps (DL) / 50Mbps(UL) respectively. These modules also support a rich set of internet protocols, industry standard interfaces and a wide range of functionalities (USB serial drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android/eCall*). Software features include USB Serial Driver: Windows, Windows CE, Linux & Android, RIL Driver, NDIS Driver, ECM Driver*, Gobinet Driver, QMI_WWAN Driver and a comprehensive and expanding range of Protocols. TCP/UDP/PPP/FTPHTTP/NTP/PING/QMI/NITZ/SMTP/CMUX*/HTTPS*/MMS*/FTPS*SMTPS*/SSL*/FILE*

Carrier Approvals Include

TELUS (Canada), Anatel (Brazil), Deutsche Telecom (Germany), US Cellular (USA), CE RED (Europe), FCC (USA), IC/ISED (Canada), ICASA (South Africa), JATE (Japan), KC/RCM (Australia), TELEC (Japan), VERIZON (USA), AT&T (USA), GFC/IFTEL (MEXICO), NCC (TAIWAN), PTCRB (USA).

*Under Development

Please note: these are ever-expanding but are correct on the date of publication.

For further details on the Quectel EG21-G and EG25-G, call +44 (0)1527 830800 or use the form below to get in touch.