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Huawei MU709s-6 mPCIe

Article Number: 10280
Manufacturer: Huawei
Supplier number: 55010165

Huawei MU709s-6 mPCIe is a dual band HSPA+ module (850/1900/2100MHz) with an attractive price performance ratio targeted for the Asia Pacific and Latin America market. Top class performance allows data speeds up to 21 Mbit/s downlink and 5.76 Mbit/s uplink. With a temperature range between -40 - + 70 degrees Celsius it offers a wide usage range for most industrial environments. MU709 has an embedded TCP/IP stack, PCM Voice and firmware-over-the-air update features.

The Huawei MU709s-6 is the first wireless M2M module from Huawei with a Hisilicon chipset and the MU709 is pin-pin compatible with MU609 and ME909.

To develop applications and to test the mPCIe module separately the article 10069 Techship MiniPCIe Developer Kit incl. Technical support could be very helpful.

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UMTS Bands
B1 (2100)
B2 (1900)
B5 (850)
GSM/EDGE Bands
B5 (850)
B8 (900)
B3 (1800)
B2 (1900)
Manufacturer
Huawei
Form Factor
mPCIe - full size
Technology
HSPA+
Antenna Interface
IPEX MHF/U.FL
GPS
No
Max DL Speed
21.6 Mbps
Max UL Speed
5.76 Mbps
Chipset
Hisilicon
Balong 330
Operating Temperature Range
-30 °C – 75 °C
Driver Support
Windows 7
Linux
Android
Windows
Windows 8
Width
30.4 mm
Interface
USB 2.0
Length
51 mm
Height
3.4 mm
Voice Call Support
Yes
SIM interface
Through miniPCIe connector
GPIO
No
Extended Operating Temperature Range
-30 °C – 75 °C
Audio interface
Digital PCM signal input/output in socket
Certification
FCC
CE
RoHS
GCF
A-Tick
ANATEL
RCM
IC
CE RED
Technical details:
BOM/SKU code and related firmware version
55010244 - firmware V.11.652.65.00.00
55010165 - firmware V.11.652.61.00.00
Please contact Techship sales team for additional information regarding SKU/BOM availability.

Data sheet for the Huawei MU709s-2, HSPA+ module

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Data sheet for Huawei MU709s-2p mPCIe HSPA+ module.

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Data sheet for the Huawei MU709s-6 LGA, HSPA+ module.

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Data sheet for Huawei MU709s-2p mPCIe and MU709s-6p mPCIe HSPA+ modules.

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This document describes the hardware application interfaces and air interfaces provided by HUAWEI MU709 series (MU709s-2 and MU709s-6) HSPA+ Mini PCIe Module (hereinafter referred to as the MU709 module).

This document helps hardware engineer to understand the interface specifications, electrical features and related product information of the MU709 module.

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V1R4
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This document describes the hardware application interfaces and air interfaces provided by the MU709 series.

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V1R7
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This document is intended to provide references for customers to choose appropriate command sequences to start using the MU709 series module (MU709 for short) in a faster manner. This document also contains examples and relevant description.

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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

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This document is intended to provide references for customers to choose appropriate command sequences to start using the MU709 series module. This document also contains examples and relevant description.

The FOTA firmware update process is also described.

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V100R002_01
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This guide explains how to make a dial up connection with Linux.

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Communications through universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) serial ports is convenient and reliable. UART serial ports are widely adopted in Huawei modules. This design guide describes the serial port specifications of Huawei modules and provides recommended design schemes for peripheral circuits. When designing UART serial ports for Huawei modules, customers can refer to this document.

Most of Huawei modules provide 8-wire serial ports with flow control. These 8-wire serial ports can also be used as 2-wire or 4-wire serial ports.

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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.

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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
standards).

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This document is intended to provide references for customers to choose appropriate command sequences to start using the MU709 series module (MU709 for short) in a faster manner. This document also contains examples and relevant description.

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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. Rerevant for Huawei modules MU509-b, MU709s-2 and MU709s-6.

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03
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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.

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This archive contains the IC Certificates and Reports for usage in Canada.

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01
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This archive contains the CCC documentation for the Huawei module MU709s-2.

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01
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This archive contains the GCF certificate for the Huawei module MU709s-2.

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3.53
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This document contains the REACH certification for Huawei module MU709s-2.

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This archive contains the RoHS documents for the Huawei module MU709s-2p

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02
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This document contains RoHS certification for the Huawei Module MU709s-2.

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This is the CE certification documents for the module MU709s-2 Mini PCI Express, It contains CE Report, EMC Report and Safety Report.

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01
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This archive contains the Windows drivers V.6.00.12.00 for Huawei module MU709

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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.

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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.

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This archive contains the Windows drivers V.5.05.02.302 for Huawei module MU709

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Windows Driver for MU709

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Archive containing the Windows-based one-click firmware update tool as well as binary file. Included is also the firmware delta update files for partial firmware upgrade and release notes.

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V.11.652.78.00.00
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This archive contains the Huawei MU709s series 11.652.69.00.00 Linux local full and delta firmware update files and release notes

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This archive contains the Huawei MU709s series 11.652.69.00.00 Windows firmware updater and release notes.

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This archive contains the windows updater for the Huawei MU709-s series

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11.652.65.00.00
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Release notes for the firmware 11.652.61.00.00

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Firmware Updater to 12.631.07.01.00 for MU709 in Windows/Linux

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Firmware Updater to 11.652.61.00.00 for MU709 for updating over the air.

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Question

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?

Solution

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:
AT!ENTERCND="A710"
AT#USBCOMP=1,3,100D
AT!RESET

Sierra Wireless EM74xx, MC74xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND=”A710”
AT!USBCOMP=1,1,100D
AT!RESET

Sierra Wireless EM73xx, MC73xx series module:
AT!ENTERCND=”A710”
AT!UDUSBCOMP=8
AT!RESET

Simcom SIM7100, SIM7500 and SIM7600 series modules:
AT+CUSBPIDSWITCH=9003,1,1
AT+CRESET

ZTE Welink ME3630 series:
AT+ZSWITCH=8
AT+ZRST

Telit LE910C1 and LE910C4 series:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LM940 and LM940A11:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LM960 and LM960A18:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LE910 V2 series:
AT#USBCFG=3
AT#REBOOT

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.

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Sierra Wireless MC7455 LTE Cat 6
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SIMCom SIM7500E LTE mPCIe EU
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Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
SIMCom SIM7500SA LTE mPCIe Audio
Telit LM940 LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4, mPCIe
Telit LE910-SV V2 LTE CAT-4, Verizon, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, AT T, TM, mPCIe
Telit LE910-AU V2 LTE CAT-4, Telstra, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-SV1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910D1-E1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe EU
Sierra Wireless EM7565 LTE CAT-12
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe SIM
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, S.SKU, mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe US
SIMCom SIM7600V-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio Verizon
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe with SIM holder
SIMCom SIM7600E LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT 4 -mPCIE with Audio
Telit LM960 LTE CAT-18, GPS, mPCIe
Sierra Wireless EM7511 LTE CAT-12
Sierra Wireless EM7565, CAT-12, M.2 CBRS Enabled
Telit LE910C4-NF LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600G-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C1-EU LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-EU LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LM940, HW Rev. 2, LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LM960A18 LTE CAT-18 mPCIe
Question

How can we establish data connection for cellular modules in Windows 8 and Windows 10 systems?

Solution

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".

Images
Windows 10 connection manager Windows 10 connection settings
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SimCom SIM7100A LTE mPCIe US
SimCom SIM7100C LTE mPCIe China
Huawei ME906s-158 M.2 EU
Sierra Wireless MC7455 LTE Cat 6
Sierra Wireless EM7455 LTE Cat 6
SimCom SIM7100E LTE mPCIe SIM
Sierra Wireless MC7430 mPCIe
Sierra Wireless EM7430 LTE Cat 6
SIMCom SIM7500A LTE SMT US
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE SMT EU
Welink ME3630 E1C LCC EU
Welink ME3630 E1C mPCIe EU
SIMCom SIM7500E LTE mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 U1A LCC (US)
Welink ME3630 U1A mPCIe (US)
SIMCom SIM7500SA LTE mPCIe Audio
Telit LM940 LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4, mPCIe
Telit LE910-SV V2 LTE CAT-4, Verizon, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, AT T, TM, mPCIe
Telit LE910-AU V2 LTE CAT-4, Telstra, mPCIe
Telit LE910-NA1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-SV1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LE910-EU V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4 LGA
Telit LE910D1-E1 LTE CAT-1 LGA
Telit LN940 A11 LTE CAT-11 M.2
Telit LN940 A9 LTE CAT-9 M.2
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE SMT EU
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe EU
Welink ME3630 C1C mPCIe CN
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe SIM
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio
Welink ME3630 E1C M.2 EU
Welink ME3630 E2C CAT-1 M.2 EU
Telit LE910-NA V2 LTE CAT-4, S.SKU, mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600A-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe US
SIMCom SIM7600V-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe Audio Verizon
SIMCom SIM7600SA-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe with SIM holder
SIMCom SIM7600E LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600SA LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600E-H LTE CAT 4 -mPCIE with Audio
Telit LM960 LTE CAT-18, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LN941 LTE CAT-6, M.2
SIMCom SIM7600E Development Kit
Sierra Wireless MC-WP7607 LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-NF LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
SIMCom SIM7600G-H LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LE910C1-EU LTE CAT-1 mPCIe
Telit LE910C4-EU LTE CAT-4 mPCIe
Telit LM940, HW Rev. 2, LTE CAT-11, GPS, mPCIe
Telit LM960A18 LTE CAT-18 mPCIe
Question

What Linux kernel modules and configs are commonly used for communicating with cellular modules over their USB interface?

Solution

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:
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_GENERIC
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_WWAN
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_OPTION
CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_QUALCOMM
CONFIG_USB_ACM

Configs for Modem/PPP support:
CONFIG_PPP
CONFIG_PPP_BSDCOMP
CONFIG_PPP_DEFLATE
CONFIG_PPP_FILTER
CONFIG_PPP_MPPE
CONFIG_PPP_MULTILINK
CONFIG_PPPOE
CONFIG_PPP_ASYNC
CONFIG_PPP_SYNC_TTY

Configs for USB network drivers:
CONFIG_USB_USBNET
CONFIG_USB_NET_QMI_WWAN
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDCETHER
CONFIG_USB_NET_RNDIS_HOST
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDC_NCM
CONFIG_USB_NET_HUAWEI_CDC_NCM
CONFIG_USB_NET_CDC_MBIM

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.

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Question

How to activate the data connection for Huawei cellular modules over the USB network interface in Linux?

Solution

The first step is to assure that the Huawei cellular module is properly loaded in the Linux system. Huawei modules are most often automatically detected in recent Linux kernels, this can be verified in different ways by commands bellow:

The lsusb command shows what physical USB devices are detected in the Linux operating system:
lsusb
root@support-up2:~# lsusb
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 12d1:1f1a Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

The lsusb -t command shows the USB endpoints exposed by the detected USB devices and the related drivers loaded for them:
lsusb -t
...
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 0, Class=Communications, Driver=cdc_ether, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 1, Class=CDC Data, Driver=cdc_ether, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 2, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 3, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 4, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 5, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M
|__ Port 4: Dev 5, If 6, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=option, 480M


The dmesg lists all the driver loading logs since system boot up:
dmesg
usb 1-4: new high-speed USB device number 6 using xhci_hcd
usb 1-4: New USB device found, idVendor=12d1, idProduct=1f1a, bcdDevice= 1.02
usb 1-4: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
usb 1-4: Product: HUAWEI Mobile V7R11
usb 1-4: Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
usb 1-4: SerialNumber: 0123456789ABCDEF
cdc_ether 1-4:2.0 usb0: register 'cdc_ether' at usb-0000:00:15.0-4, CDC Ethernet Device, 02:1e:10:1f:00:00
option 1-4:2.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0
option 1-4:2.3: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1
option 1-4:2.4: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2
option 1-4:2.5: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB3
option 1-4:2.6: GSM modem (1-port) converter detected
usb 1-4: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB4

Enable the USB network interface in Linux host:
ip link set dev usb0 up

The command ifconfig list all network interfaces loaded in the Linux system, the cellular module interface can be named differently depending on the distribution used but generally named usb0, wwan0 etc. initially.
ifconfig usb0
usb0: flags=4163 mtu 1500
inet6 2a02:aa1:1601:d0da:1e:10ff:fe1f:0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x0
inet6 fe80::1e:10ff:fe1f:0 prefixlen 64 scopeid 0x20
ether 02:1e:10:1f:00:00 txqueuelen 1000 (Ethernet)
RX packets 120 bytes 6335 (6.3 KB)
RX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 frame 0
TX packets 11 bytes 946 (946.0 B)
TX errors 0 dropped 0 overruns 0 carrier 0 collisions 0

the command ls can list the USB serial interfaces detected:
ls /dev/ttyUSB*
/dev/ttyUSB0 /dev/ttyUSB1 /dev/ttyUSB2 /dev/ttyUSB3 /dev/ttyUSB4

Once this far we can now start communicate with the cellular module over AT commands. There are different applications available in Linux that enables manual communication with serial interfaces:

minicom -D /dev/ttyUSB2
socat - /dev/ttyUSB2,crnl
etc.

Try writing to the modem/AT serial interface initially the command "AT" it should return you OK:
AT
OK

Enable input command echo:
ATE1
OK

Print general information about cellular module
ATI
Manufacturer: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Model: ME909s-120
Revision: 11.617.06.00.00
IMEI: 867377020520569
+GCAP: +CGSM,+DS,+ES

OK

Enter the SIM PIN code if such is needed for the SIM card inserted.
AT+CPIN=1234
OK

Define the operator APN name related to your operators data subscription
AT+CGDCONT=1,"IP","data.tre.se"
+CPIN: READY

OK

Check that you have acquired network registration
AT+CREG?
+CREG: 0,1

OK

Activate the data connection over for the network interface visible to host system using APN profile 1 previously created.
AT^NDISDUP=1,1,
OK

^NDISSTAT: 1,,,"IPV4"

^NDISSTAT: 1,,,"IPV6"

Once ^NDISSTAT:1,,,"IPV4" or (^NDISSTAT: 1,,,"IPV6" or if IPv6) is returned it indicates that you now have a active data connection to the network operator over either IPv4 or IPv6 or both.

You can then use a DHCP client in your host system to request the IP address from the cellular network:
dhclient -v usb0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.3.5
Copyright 2004-2016 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

Listening on LPF/usb0/02:1e:10:1f:00:00
Sending on LPF/usb0/02:1e:10:1f:00:00
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on usb0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3 (xid=0xfe313f69)
DHCPREQUEST of 2.69.217.204 on usb0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 (xid=0x693f31fe)
DHCPOFFER of 2.69.217.204 from 2.69.217.201
DHCPACK of 2.69.217.204 from 2.69.217.201
bound to 2.69.217.204 -- renewal in 244094 seconds.

You now have a working cellular network data connection in your Linux system.

It can be tested e.g. by using ping over the specific network interface:
ping -4 -I usb0 www.google.com
PING www.google.com (74.125.131.147) from 2.69.217.204 usb0: 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=1 ttl=46 time=115 ms
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=2 ttl=46 time=54.5 ms
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=3 ttl=46 time=51.6 ms
64 bytes from lu-in-f147.1e100.net (74.125.131.147): icmp_seq=4 ttl=46 time=49.4 ms
^C
--- www.google.com ping statistics ---
4 packets transmitted, 4 received, 0% packet loss, time 3005ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 49.486/67.774/115.379/27.544 ms

This is the basic way of bringing up the network interface. Additional checks and probing should be added in the control software or script if the process is to be automated. For scripting e.g. Python or other language can be used to setup the connection.

Question

How to collect initial diagnostics data and logs for Huawei cellular modules needed when requesting Techship technical support?

Solution

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:
-Model
-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:
uname -a
lsusb
lsusb -t
ifconfig -a
ls -l /dev/serial/by-id
ls -l /sys/bus/usb-serial/devices
dmesg

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.
ATI
ATE1
AT+CMEE=2
AT+CFUN?
AT+CPIN?
AT^SYSINFOEX
AT^SYSCFGEX?
AT^HCSQ?
AT+CREG?
AT+CGREG?
AT+CEREG?
AT+COPS?
AT+CGDCONT?
AT^AUTHDATA?
AT+CGCONTRDP
AT+CGPADDR
AT+CGATT?
AT+CGACT?
AT^NDISDUP?
AT^NDISSTATQRY?
AT^DHCP?
AT^DHCPV6?

AT^CHIPTEMP?
AT^THERMFUN?
AT^FOTAMODE?

The support ticket can be created after login at: https://techship.com/technical_support/