Quectel Wireless Solutions, a global leading supplier of Internet of Things (IoT) modules, has announced that the company’s multimode Android Smart Module, the SC20-AU, is now on Telstra’s list of approved Cat 4 modules.
This Type Approval will accelerate time-to-market for IoT integrators and providers in Australia who are looking to deploy IoT/M2M solutions requiring high data rate and providing enhanced HMI capabilities.
The SC20-AU System on Module is based on Qualcomm’s MSM8909 with a Quad Core A7 CPU @ 1.1GHz, running under Android 7.1 OS. In its standard version, it integrates 8GB NAND and 1GB DDR3 and a plethora of peripherals including 4G Cat 4 modem with 3G fallback, 2.4/5G Wi-Fi, BT, GNSS, K/B, Touch Screen Display and 2 Cameras.
Interfaces include USB2, 2 x RS232 @4Mbps, Audio, Video, I2C, SPI, ADC and GPIO. Using Quectel’s powerful and intuitive HW development tools and SDK, users can quickly design competitive, feature rich products while maintaining a significant price advantage.
Delivering up to 150Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink, the SC20-AU is ideal for industrial and consumer applications such as CPE, wireless POS, router, data card, automotive, digital signage, alarm panel, security and industrial PDA.
SC20-AU was designed specifically for ANZ, Taiwan and Brazil, and supports 4G frequency bands of B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B28/B40. It also supports 3G fall-back, on bands B1/B2/B5/B8, suitable for Australia and NZ while its Quad Band 2G adds global support for many 2G dominated markets.
The SC20-AU is 3GPP REL11 compliant and carries CE, GCF and RCM regulatory certification.