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ME909s-821 is the first LTE cat4 module based on Hi-Silicon chipset. Which is high-quality designed LTE module in small size and Huawei standard LGA form factor, especially for industrial-grade M2M applications such as vehicle telematics, tracking, mobile payment, industrial router, safety monitor and industrial PDAs.
ME909s-821 supports 150Mbps downlink data rate, including enhanced features like FOTA, USSD and Huawei enhanced AT commands.
ME909s-821 supports China region LTE Bands including both FDD-LTE & TDD-LTE, and has two different form factor: LGA and Mini PCIe form factor.
With Huawei pin-to-pin form factor, it is easy to migrate from MU609, MU709 or ME909u family to ME909s-821.
Datasheet for Huawei ME909s-821 LGA module. This document includes an overview of ME909u-821 LGA and it's features. For more detailed technical information, see the Huawei ME909s Hardware Guide.
This document describes the hardware application interfaces and air interfaces provided by HUAWEI ME909s Series LGA (ME909s-821 and ME909s-120) LTE Module (hereinafter referred to as the ME909s LGA module).
This document helps hardware engineer to understand the interface specifications, electrical features and related product information of the ME909s LGA module.
This document describes AT command interface specifications that is supported by Huawei Mobile Broadband product ME909s module.
Please read the Release Notes released with the firmware before using ME909s module and this document.
This document describes the Huawei RIL (Radio Interface Layer) for Android and the deliveries included. It includes description on how to integrate the RIL and what is supported.
This guide instructs the kernel driver integration development for Huawei modules based on Linux operating system (OS), such as Android, Ubuntu and Chrome OS. It is intended for the driver developers of the products based on Linux kernel OS.
This document is intended to provide references for customers to choose appropriate command sequences to start using the ME909s series module (ME909s for short) in a faster manner. This document also contains examples and relevant description.
This document describes best practices when designing a USB interface for use with Huawei wireless modules with USB interface capabilities.
This document mainly describes the power supply design for Huawei modules. This document also provides Huawei modules' requirements for power supplies, which can be used as reference for designing power supplies for Huawei modules. This document is composed of four chapters:
Power Supply Requirements
Power Supply Design Requirements
External Power Supply Circuits
Recommendations for the Layout and Routing of External Power Supply Circuits
This guide will make it easier to migrate from one Huawei module to another. This version also includes the ME909s modules.
This archive contains the Huawei ME909s series product change notifications released May 2018
This guide describes a workaround method for how to enable the serial (AT/NMEA) interfaces in Windows 8 and 10 for Huawei HiSilicon based cellular modules that normally only expose MBIM interface.
This archive contains the guide, library and sample code for accessing Huawei extended AT commands over MBIM interface in Microsoft Windows 8 and newer systems where no AT serial ports are available from Huawei Modules.
This document contains the open source notice for the ME909s and ME906s series from Huawei.
This guide instructs the kernel driver integration development for Huawei Modules based on Embedded Linux & Android operating system. It is intended for the driver developers of the products based on Embedded Linux & Android OS.
This document describes the difference in the AT Command specification between the ME909s and the ME909u.
This document is intended to provide references for customers to do module firmware update over the air. Customers need to refer to this document to develop the host application. This document also contains examples and relevant description. Huawei module and the related firmware in the table below support the FOTA service.
Huawei UpdateWizard for Embedded Linux is the tool which is just for updating the
firmware of Huawei module.
The tool complies with interfaces of Huawei device and is forbidden to apply to
devices of any other manufacturer.
This document briefly describes the power management related connection hardware
between the host and module.
This document is only applicable to the Windows XP/Android system; and is not
applicable to the Windows 7/8/blue system and later systems released by Microsoft
because of their feature (they defines their own sleep, wakeup and remote wakeup
This document provides readers with necessary information to develop a multiplexing protocol running on their equipment in order to use the CMUX function provided by Huawei modules.
This archive contains the Huawei Windows desktop systems drivers for HiSilicon chipset based LTE modules and the related release notes
This archive contains the Huawei debug drivers V.126.96.36.199 for HiSilicon chipset based Huawei modules containing drivers supporting the additional USB serial end points exposed when module is set in AT^SETMODE=1 instead of default AT^SETMODE=0
This archive contains the Windows drivers for Huawei modules with HiSilicon chipset
This archive contains the Huawei AT commands over MBIM interface tool used for Windows 8-10 systems to send AT commands to cellular modules not exposing the AT/Modem serial interface endpoints.
This archive contains the Windows drivers V.5.06.04.05 for Huawei modules with HiSilicon chipset
This archive contains the drivers for Huawei ME909s series in windows.
It's backwards compatible with older modules.
HUAWEI only provides Windows CE driver package. It is a stream driver framework. MDD (Model Device Driver) layer supplies the serial device's interface, and PDD (Platform Dependent Driver) layer is responsible for interacting with USB stack. Please refer to MSDN (Microsoft Developer Network) for more information.
This archive contains the Android Radio Interface Layer and the related release notes
It works for android 2.XX to 4.XX.
The Ulog is a log capturing tool for all Huawei modules.
It can work on PCs and various embedded platforms, and supports different operating systems (OS), such as Windows 7, Linux, and Android.
For Windows there's a graphical user interface available. In order to capture logs with Ulog the modules unique shell lock code need to be acquired based on the IMEI.
This package contains Huawei's Update WIzard for Linux, which can be used to update firmware versions on different modules.
This archive contains the Huawei ME909s-821 Linux local firmware upgrade package (FWLOAD) for V.11.617.04.00.00
This archive contains the Huawei ME909s-821 Firmware updater and release notes for version 11.617.04.00.00
How-to change the cellular modulesUSB composition mode to Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) used by Windows 8 and 10 systems for controlling and establishing data connectivity through the built-in connection manager in Windows?
This is done by sending a set of AT commands to the cellular modules Modem or AT serial interface found in Windows Device Manager. Please see list below for associated AT commands.
(For additional details, refer to the product specific software, ports, and AT commands guides found on the Techship product web pages under technical documentation tab).
After the AT commands have been received by the module and has restarted, the USB interface endpoint composition should have changed to include MBIM interface as well.
You can find the correct Serial COM port number by checking Windows Device Manager, under the Modems drop down -> (right click and see properties for selected COM port info) or under the Ports (COM & LPT) drop down.
Vendor specific commands to use:
Sierra Wireless EM75xx series module:
Sierra Wireless EM74xx, MC74xx series module:
Sierra Wireless EM73xx, MC73xx series module:
Simcom SIM7100, SIM7500 and SIM7600 series modules:
ZTE Welink ME3630 series:
Telit LE910C1 and LE910C4 series:
Telit LM940 and LM940A11:
Telit LM960 and LM960A18:
Telit LE910 V2 series:
On Huawei and Telit LN94x series modules the USB mode changing is done automatically by the modules Windows drivers based on current Windows version.
Please be aware that some USB mode configurations do not include any serial interfaces, making it impossible to revert the changes using AT commands.
How can we establish data connection for cellular modules in Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems?
Microsoft Windows desktop versions starting from Windows 8 and newer have built in data connection manager for WWAN, Wifi etc. that can be used to configure, control and establish the data connection of cellular module that support MBIM interface, which most cellular modules do.
The connection managers settings and controls can be found and accessed on Windows desktop start menu through the network icon (see picture).
The Cellular tab can be found in Windows system settings and if needed the connection APN details can be manually entered through "Advanced options".
What Linux kernel modules and configs are commonly used for communicating with cellular modules over their USB interface?
Most cellular modules can be supported in Linux by using som of the in-kernel drivers. The physical data interface to the host Linux system is usually done over USB which enumerates a set of different endpoints/interfaces. A set of serial interfaces for Modem/PPP, AT commands, NMEA location data and chipset debug information are almost always available in all configurations.
In addition some type of network endpoint/interface are also available and exposed. This can vary between manufacturers and chipset vendors and can also commonly be configurable by using USB configuration mode switching or through vendor specific AT commands.
Recommended kernel configurations to enable are listed bellow. Many cellular modules base their Linux support on these modules and drivers. Once included in the kernel build, the USB interfaces will be detected and bound correctly out-of-the-box or after applying source code patches to the driver modules.
Configs for USB serial drivers:
Configs for Modem/PPP support:
Configs for USB network drivers:
Please relate to the Techship product specific web pages for vendor specific Linux integration guides.
Below is a selection of kernel commits relating to cellular module support in Linux kernels:
qmi_wwan: Add support for Fibocom NL678 series
qmi_wwan: Added support for Telit LN940 series
qmi_wwan: Added support for Fibocom NL668 series
USB: serial: option: add support for GosunCn ME3630 RNDIS mode
USB: serial: option: add support for Simcom SIM7500/SIM7600 RNDIS mode
USB: serial: option: add Simcom SIM7500/SIM7600 (MBIM mode)
USB: serial: option: add Fibocom NL678 series
USB: serial: option: add Telit LN940 series
USB: serial: option: add Fibocom NL668 series
USB: serial: option: add GosunCn ZTE WeLink ME3630
qmi_wwan: apply SET_DTR quirk to the SIMCOM shared device ID
If you use any of the listed cellular modules, drivers and specified USB modes in the commits above, ensure that your kernel version already include the patch or apply it to your build.
How to access the serial AT command interfaces for Huawei HiSilicon chipset based modules in systems with Windows 8 and later?
Serial interfaces for cellular modules are recommended to be disabled by default by Microsoft for systems running Windows 8 and later.
The serial interfaces for AT commands etc. can however be exposed again by first using the tool in linked archive: "Huawei AT commands over MBIM interface tool for Windows 8-10 systems and usage guide" and send module the command bellow once (stored in module memory):
(instead of the default value AT^SETMODE=0)
The module will now reboot and new end-points will be visible for the module once re-appearing.
By installing the linked drivers: "Huawei Debug Driver V.188.8.131.52 for HiSilicon" the correct end point drivers can also be loaded for the cellular module when used in this mode.
You should now be able to find AT commands accepting serial interface as following:
Huawei ME909s, and ME906s series:
HUAWEI Mobile Connect - PC UI Interface
How to collect initial diagnostics data and logs for Huawei cellular modules needed when requesting Techship technical support?
In order to troubleshoot and solve a technical problem, we ask you to please provide information about your system and logs from the related Huawei module when creating a technical support ticket.
Problem description of what exact problem is and in what precise situations present
Describe the host system:
-Hardware (system board, peripherals...)
-Operating system and detailed versions (E.g. Windows, Linux release, kernel...)
-Drivers and driver versions
Identify the precise details of cellular module found on label:
-SKU/BOM or P/N code
(For RMA returns the IMEI number is required also)
If you are running on a Linux based system, please capture the terminal logs bellow:
ls -l /dev/serial/by-id
ls -l /sys/bus/usb-serial/devices
The logs from module firmware can be acquired by accessing one of the USB enumerated serial (COM) interfaces accepting AT commands. (In Windows this is the PC UI serial interface). Send the following commands to module and capture the text output and include them when creating the the technical support ticket.
The support ticket can be created after login at: https://techship.com/technical_support/
Why is there no serial interface for AT-commands available in Microsoft Windows 8/10 and newer, while in Windows 7 all the traditional module serial interfaces are available?
Microsoft demands cellular module vendors to use the Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) interface for signaling in newer operating systems like Windows 8 and 10 rather than the previous serial based control channels with AT commands.
The serial ports are phased out and enumeration in the host system of these are dropped by many manufacturers because of Microsofts requirements.
The connections can be controlled graphically in Windows by the systems built in connection manager as well as by commands in the command prompt starting with: netsh mbn
Microsoft: Overview of mobile broadband
How can we use the Huawei ME909s series modules with dual Ethernet interfaces and separate APNs in parallel?
The Huawei ME909s series modules can now support dual APN and dual ECM network interfaces starting from firmware version 11.617.06.00.00.
This gives the host systems the ability to separate the IP traffic for dedicated services or use cases.
A SIM subscription supporting separate active APN connections in parallel is also required.
Activate the second USB CDC ECM network interface with the following AT command:
The interface connections are established with the following AT commands:
AT^NDISDUP=1,1,"< APN1 >"
AT^NDISDUP=2,1,"< APN2 >"
Please observe that this feature is only supported by the Linux systems and drivers currently.