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This is an affordable and simple Arduino GSM/GPRS/GPS shield. Module M60 QUECTEL Modem.
The Shield connects your Arduino to the internet using the GPRS wireless network. Just plug the 5v power supply to the board, plug in a SIM card from an operator offering GPRS coverage and follow a few simple instructions to start controlling your world through the internet. You can also make/receive voice calls (you will need an external speaker and microphone circuit) and send/receive SMS messages.
GSM/GNSS board combines GPS/GLONASS location tracking with GSM module capability for mobile communication. The board features Quectel’s MC60 quad-band module.
This board can also communicate with the target MCU over UART interface, ADC, I2C, digital pins, analog pin.
When connected to a GPS antenna, it can receive GPS coordinates, time, and other information from orbiting satellites. The board can be used for all GSM functions — calls, messages (SMS, MMS), mobile internet.
GSM/GNSS board has an onboard micro SIM card socket and additional pins for connecting speakers and a microphone.
QUECTEL’S MC60 QUAD-BAND MODULE
MC60 is a quad-band full-featured GSM/GPRS module using LCC castellation package. With an extensive set of internet protocols (TCP, UDP, PPP, FTP, HTTP, and SSL*), it has integrated GNSS technology for satellite navigation.
The module can balance between positioning accuracy and power consumption according to the environmental and motion conditions. The typical power consumption is around 2.8mA.
GPS AND GLONASS
GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System, an umbrella term that describes both the United States GPS and the Russian GLONASS global positioning systems. GLONASS is an acronym for Globalnaya Navigatsionnaya Sputnikovaya Sistema (Global Navigation Satellite System).
GPS currently has 33 satellites in orbit, and GLONASS has 24. This two-constellation system is particularly suitable for urban areas with high-rise buildings and complex environments.
GLONASS is suited for usage in high latitudes (north or south), where getting a GPS signal can be difficult.
- Industrial automation.
- GPRS based data logging.
- GPRS and GPS application.
- Home automation.
- Health monitoring.
- Agriculture automation.
- Vehicle tracking.
- Remote monitoring and controlling.
- GPRS based Weather report logging.
- GSM GPRS based Security alert.
- GPRS based remote terminal for file transfer.
- Bulk SMS sending.
|Power Supply||Single supply voltage: 5V|
|Power Saving||Typical power consumption in SLEEP mode: 1.2mA @DRX=5
|Frequency Bands||Quad-band: GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800, PCS1900
The module can search these frequency bands automatically
The frequency bands can be set by AT command
Compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+
|GSM Power Class||Class 4 (2W) at GSM850 and EGSM900
Class 1 (1W) at DCS1800 and PCS1900
|GPRS Connectivity||GPRS multi-slot class 12 (default)
GPRS multi-slot class 1~12 (configurable)
GPRS mobile station class B
|DATA GPRS||GPRS data downlink transfer: max. 85.6kbps
GPRS data uplink transfer: max. 85.6kbps
Coding scheme: CS-1, CS-2, CS-3 and CS-4
Support the protocols PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) usually used for PPP connections
Internet service protocols : TCP/UDP/FTP/PPP/HTTP/NTP/PING/MQTT
Support Packet Broadcast Control Channel (PBCCH)
Support Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD)
Operation temperature range: -35°C ~ +75°C
Storage temperature range: -40°C ~ +90°C
|Antenna Interface||GSM antenna interface and GNSS antenna interface
Antenna impedance: 50Ω
|SMS||Text and PDU mode
SMS storage: SIM card
|(U)SIM Interfaces||Support (U)SIM: 1.8V, 3.0V|