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SIM7600E LTE Cat-1 HAT for Raspberry Pi - 3G / 2G / GNSS

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Boost your communications game with this multi-functional LTE HAT for Raspberry Pi, offering wide support for Cat-1, 2G, 3G and GNSS networks.

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Wireless communications in the world of Electronics and prototyping has always been a rapidly evolving area, with new networks and protocols being introduced at a wildly rapid pace, which each offer distinct benefits and improvements over previous iterations and technologies. However, while these new networks and protocols are undoubtedly better than what we used to deal with in the past, some of them are quite complex in nature, and require advanced knowledge and expertise to get working just right – especially when considering the modem complexity required for both high speeds and stable connections.

Fortunately, as Makers in a beautifully modern world, these higher levels of complexity are not quite as daunting as they would have been in the past, as we can now simply get awesome modules like the SIM7600E LTE Cat-1 HAT for Raspberry Pi, which take away all of those complexities in order to provide a simplified, powerful and very functional way for us to take advantage of LTE and wireless comm’s. These modules are specially designed to make your life as a Maker as easy as possible, while still giving you all the benefits that LTE Cat-1 communications can offer. They are designed in the classic Pi HATs style so as to provide excellent compatibility and ease-of-use, and are built to allow you to get your projects connected with impressive networking capabilities, even in remote and hard to reach places.

In terms of support and compatibility, we’ve been impressed with just how versatile this Pi HAT really is, as despite being a part of the Pi HATs range, offering simple support for Rasbperry Pi via the classic 40 Pin GPIO, this HAT is also perfectly compatible with Arduino Boards as well as many other STM32 based boards via the 15 Pin Control Interface. As such, even if you love working with Arduino, the NVIDIA Jetson Nano, the Orange Pi, or almost any other boards with UART capabilities, you can take full advantage of the awesome features that the SIM7600E LTE HAT is ready to offer.

Please Note: This Pi HAT can operate on both 3.3V and 5V DC, and this can be selected by utilising the included jumper to tie either voltage pin to the VCCIO Pin. However, it’s important to remember that this must be done while the module is unpowered to avoid any unnecessary damage.

 

SIM7600E LTE Cat-1 HAT for Raspberry Pi  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Operating Voltage

– 5V / 3.3V DC (Configurable with Jumper)

  • Supply Voltage

– 5V DC

  • Interfacing Port

– Micro USB for AT Commands/Positioning Data

– Micro USB: USB to UART for Serial Debugging

  • Interfacing Header

– Raspberry Pi HAT 40 Pin GPIO Female Header

  • Interfacing Pins

– 15 Controller Pins for Arduino/STM32

  • SIM Slot

– Included: Supports 1.8V / 3V

  • Baudrate

– 300bps to 4Mbps (default: 115200bps)

  • Protocol Support

– Dial-Up | Telephone Call | SMS

– TCP | UDP | DTMF | IPV4 | IPV6

– FTP | FTPS | HTTP | HTTPS | DNS

– PPP | NDIS | RNDIS

  • SIM Application Toolkit Support 

– SAT Class 3 | GSM 11.14 Release 99 | USAT

  • GNSS Positioning Support

– GPS | GLONASS | BeiDou | LBS

  • AT Command Controls

– 3GPP TS 27.007, 27.005 & V.25TER Command Set

  • Raspberry Pi Compatibility

Raspberry Pi Boards with 40Pin GPIO Headers

  • Weight

– 250g

  • Dimensions

– 56.21 x 65.15mm

 

Parts Included with the SIM7600E LTE Cat-1 HAT:

  • LTE Antenna
  • USB-A to Micro USB Adapter Cable
  • GPS External Antenna (B)     
  • Two sets of Mounting Screws & Spacers

 

Typical Applications for the SIM7600E LTE Cat-1 HAT:

With such simplified tools at your disposal, the time is finally now in which you can create your own custom high-bandwidth networks that can send, receive and stream all the different data types you need, with reliably high quality and impressive consistency that LTE is so well known for. This opens up really cool opportunities for building personalised cloud platforms, integrating LTE functionality into custom mobile devices and projects, developing large area monitoring and management solutions, or even bringing old equipment and machinery into the modern age with smart/intelligent capabilities to ensure optimal efficiency at home, work or anywhere else.

And of course, in offering compatibility with both Raspberry Pi Boards as well as many more Arduino, STM32 and similar development boards, while also providing great functionality like microphone and audio output support, the applications for what you can use this neat but complex Pi HAT for are truly endless. This excellent level of functionality, combined with an impressive set of extra features and a relatively simple to use style, make the SIM7600E LTE Cat-1 HAT a very enticing for all Makers who love experimenting with and building wireless GSM based communications projects.

 

Additional Resources:

  • This is the official SIM7600E LTE Cat-1 HAT Wiki Page, which offers more insights into how this module works, as well as helpful resources and links to various firmware versions – to help you hit the ground running and get your new LTE project going as quickly and easily as possible.

 

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