The BG95-M3 from Quectel is a multi-mode LPWA Module that supports LTE Cat M1/Cat NB2/EGPRS and has an integrated GNSS receiver. It is 3GPP Release-14 compliant and offers a maximum data rate of 588 Kbps downlink and 1119 Kbps uplink with LTE Cat M1. The module uses integrated RAM/flash as well as the ARM Cortex A7 processor supporting ThreadX for ultra-low power consumption. This leads to 70% reduction in PSM leakage and 85% reduction in eDRX current consumption compared to their predecessors. It requires a DC supply of 3.3 to 4.3 V and consumes 3.9 μA of current.
The BG95-M3 provides a comprehensive set of hardware-based security features and enables trusted applications to run directly on the Cortex A7 TrustZone engine. It is available in a surface-mount LGA package that measures 23.6 x 19.9 x 2.2 mm and is suitable for M2M applications such as wireless POS, smart metering, tracking, wearable devices, etc.
The BG95-M3 module also provides pin-to-pin compatibility with Quectel LTE Cat 4 modules EG91/EG95, LTE Cat M1/Cat NB1/EGPRS module BG96, NB-IoT module BC95, UMTS/HSPA modules UG95/UG96, and GSM/GPRS module M95.