It’s Friday again and time for our Guess What is this Quiz

Screenshot from 2019-04-19 17-39-37

We just finished the routing of this new board, so the question is Guess what is it?

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It uses Quectel EG21-G module which works anywhere in the world covering all GSM standards and frequencies. It also has GNSS build-in.

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It also can connect to any network 2G-3G-4G whichever is available (sorry no 5G yet 😉 ).

Once the prototypes are ready and check we are preparing Crowd Supply campaign for it! Hint Fits perfect to LoRa-GATEWAY and allow connection where no wires and optics like mountain hubs, remote areas etc.

You can post here or retweet/share/boost on Twitter/Facebook/Mastodon/Diaspora and in Monday we will let to decide who will win one of our new eduArdu educational board.

Have a nice weekend!

UODATE 22-04-2019: selected @netsigi as winner!


12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Olimex product observer
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 17:55:24

    It is A13-SOM-LTE, which you have been diligently developing since 2014.


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 18:00:04

      LOL no, A13-SOM-LTE was developed for specific customer long time ago but the modules were hard to buy so we didn’t include in our product line, now this Quectel module is fresh and has much more capabilities


      • Codeman
        Apr 19, 2019 @ 19:25:37

        Quectel is a great company support is very good. The lte bg96 is very good all the network stacks are built in.

  2. jonsmirl
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 18:54:49

    Is there a new EC21-G module? Not listed on Quectel site. These are CAT1 LTE.

    Click to access Quectel_EC21_LTE_Specification_V1.0.pdf

    Click to access Quectel_EC25_LTE_Specification_V1.0.pdf

    About $20 for the module in China.


    • OLIMEX Ltd
      Apr 19, 2019 @ 19:30:13

      picture says EC21 as this is KiCAD 3D model we found 🙂 but the modules we use are EG21-G, these are very new first samples were shipped this month


  3. SK
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 22:46:47

    Guess what this is? Well, this is someone’s dream 😀

    You already hinted heavily, so my guess is that this is a new barebones dev board for the module at hand – has USB debugging, LiPo charger, SD card, connector for base board (EVB). Can also be directly embedded into products.

    P.s. Your first crowdfunding campaign – this is awesome! Be sure to prepare your pledge levels, different kits with accessories, etc and have some press releases ready to be send around tech sites. I mean, basically ask Leon what to do 😀


  4. SK
    Apr 19, 2019 @ 22:59:51

    BTW this was just listed on Crowd Supply, hope there isn’t that much of a competition between the 2 boards:


  5. vyomax
    Apr 20, 2019 @ 07:11:51

    It looks like Cellular + GPS shield for beaglebone boards.


  6. n4f
    Apr 21, 2019 @ 10:38:51

    Well, since it have relatively low speed gsm and gps capabilities, and can run on battery, I assume it’s some kind of tracking module.


  7. GNUtoo
    Apr 21, 2019 @ 16:07:52

    A modem running GNU/Linux



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