Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT


LTE Cat NB2/GSM dual-mode module

27 February 2019 Telecoms, Datacoms, Wireless, IoT

Quectel Wireless Solutions has launched its first LTE Cat NB2/GSM dual-mode module – the BC97 – which supports switchover between GSM and NB-IoT networks and ensures utilisation of network coverage of both technologies.

The module is designed in a compact 23,6 x 19,9 x 2,2 mm form factor, and is compatible with Quectel’s GSM/GPRS M95 module, which allows smooth migration and minimises cost and development time. In the LCC+LGA form factor, BC97 can realise the rapid production of modules through a standard SMT machine.

The BC97 features low power consumption, extended operating temperature range, global dual-mode, and supports GSM Voice and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE). Thanks to all-in-one features and a rich set of interfaces (such as USB, USIM, UART, ADC, RESET, PWRKEY, SPI, GPIO, main antenna, audio interface MIC and speak) as well as firmware-over-the-air updates, it extends its coverage to multiple applications such as shared bikes, smart parking, Bluetooth gateway, smart metering, smart city, asset tracking, smart home appliance, wearable devices, agricultural and environmental monitoring devices.



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