Quectel EM160R-GL CAT16 M.2 Modem
M.2 Modem with 4 x MIMO & DL 5 x Carrier Aggregation & 256QAM
Quectel EM160R-GL is an LTE Advanced Category 16 module. Adopting the 3GPP Release 14 technology, it delivers speed of 1.0 Gbps downlink and 150 Mbps uplink peak data rates, and is designed in M.2 form factor.
EM160R-GL is designed for global market and nearly covers all the mainstream carriers worldwide.
EM160R-GL supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and 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, Linux, Android/eCall) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of 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 16 module with M.2 form factor
Support DL 5x 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 EM160R-GL modems are new Engineering Samples with the latest Firmware Revision: EM160RGLAUR02A04M4G. Production versions DO NOT exist (As of Nov 2020).
NOT RECOMMENDED for use with the older versions 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. We have not tested the V5 version.
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!
Support up to DL 5 x CA
LTE DL 4 x 4 MIMO Band
LTE-FDD (Max): 1.0 Gbps (DL), 150 Mbps (UL)
LTE- TDD (Max) 880 Mbps (DL), 90 Mbps (UL)
DC-HSDPA (Max): 42 Mbps (DL)
HSUPA (Max): 42 Mbps (DL)
WCDMA (Max): 384 Mbps (DL), 384 Mbps (UL)
Point-to-point MO and MT
SMS Cell Broadcast
Text and PDU Mode
PCIe standard Interface
USB 2.0/3.0, Supports Slave Mode
PCM x 1
(U)SIM Interface x 2: 1.8/3.0 V
ANTCTL x 4
W_DISABLE1#: Control Airplane Mode
RESET#: Reset the Module
WAKE_ON_WAN#: Wake up the Host
WWAN_LED#: Indicate Network Status
Main, MIMOx2 , Div & GNSS Antenna Interfaces
MIMO: 4 x 4, 2 x 4, 2 x 2 DL
ECall: Emergency Service*
(U)SIM Card Detection
DFOTA: Delta Firmware over the Air
Class 3 (23 dBm + 2dB) for LTE-FDD
Class 3 (23 dBm + 2 dB) for LTE-TDD
Class 3 (24 dBm +1/-3 dB) for WCDMA
TBD @ Power off
TBD @ Sleep, Typ.
TBD @ Idle
MBIM Driver: Windows 10
USB Serial Driver:Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux
2.6/3x4/4x/5x, Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
RIL Driver: Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
NDIS Driver: Windows 7/8/8.1/10
ECM Driver*: Linux 2.6/3.x/4.x/5.x
Gobinet Driver: Linux 2.6/3.x/4.x/5.x
QMI_WWAN Driver: Linux 3.x (3.4 or later)/
3GPP E-UTRA Release 14
Bandwidth: 1.4/3/5/10/15/20 MHz
Supply Voltage: 3.1-4.4 V, typ. 3.7 V
3GPP TS27.007 and Quectel Enhanced AT
Dimensions: 42.0 mm x 30.0 mm x 2.3 mm
Operating temperature Range:
-25 to +75 Celsius
Extended Temperature Range:
-40 to +85 Celsius
TBD: To be Determined
**For Secondary component carrier only
Weight : 1 oz
Dimensions : 3 × 2 × .2 in