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SimCom SIM7100 LTE mPCIe EU

Article Number: 10304
Supplier number: S2-106ER-Z1L7G

SIMCom presents an ultra compact and reliable wireless module SIM7100E which is based on Qualcomm MDM9215 multiple-mode LTE platform. SIM7100E is a complete multi-band TDD-LTE/FDD-LTE/WCDMA/GSM/GNSS SMT type module designed with very powerful processors integrating application core: CortexTM A5(550MHz),three QDSP6 cores (Up to 500Mhz), allowing customer to benefit from small dimensions and cost-effective product solutions.

It has strong extension capability with rich interfaces including UART, USB2.0, SPI, I2C,Keypad, PCM, etc. With abundant application capabilities like TCP/UDP/FTP/FTPS/HTTP/HTTPS/SMTP/POP3 and MMS, the module provides much flexibility and ease of integration for customer’s applications.

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

Please note the firmware version below.

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LTE Region
Europe
LTE Bands
B1 (2100)
B3 (1800)
B7 (2600)
B8 (900)
B20 (800DD)
B38 (TDD 2600)
B40 (TDD 2300)
UMTS Bands
B8 (900)
B1 (2100)
Manufacturer
SimCom
GSM/EDGE Bands
B8 (900)
B3 (1800)
Form Factor
mPCIe - full size
Technology
LTE - cat 3
Antenna Interface
IPEX U.FL
Size
30x30x2.9 mm
GPS
Yes
GNSS technology
GPS
GLONASS
MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)
Yes
GPIO
Yes
Max DL Speed
100 Mbps
Max UL Speed
50 Mbps
Chipset
MDM9215
Driver Support
Windows 7
Windows XP
Windows Vista
Linux
Android
Windows 8
Windows CE
Windows 8.1
Interface
USB 2.0
Operating Temperature Range
-30 °C – 80 °C
Certification
CE
CE RED
Voice Call Support
Yes
Voice call interface
Digital PCM signal over USB interface
Digital PCM signal input/output in socket
GNSS antenna support
Passive
Active 3.05VDC
Extended Operating Temperature Range
-30 °C – 80 °C
FOTA Firmware Updates
No
SIM interface
Through miniPCIe connector
Technical details:
At this moment the module will be shipped with the firmware 4534B06SIM7100E and SKU code S2-106ER-Z1L7G. If you would like to order with a special firmware or BOM code, please contact sales@techship.com

AT Commands manual for SIMCOM SIM7100
V1.01

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V1.01
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This document describes the SimCom SIM7100 series AT Commands for control and configuration of module.

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2017-05-26 12:12:03
Version
V1.00
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This document describes the electronic specifications, RF specifications, interfaces, mechanical characteristics and testing results of the SIMCom SIM7100 miniPCIe modules. With the help of this document and other related software application notes/user guides, users can understand and use SIM7100-PCIE modules to design and develop applications quickly.

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2017-05-02 13:05:32
Version
1.02
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This PDF document describes the Audio Application for SIM7X00 series modules.

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2017-01-12 11:15:02
Version
V1.00
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This guide explains how to make a NDIS connection using the SIM7100 in Linux.

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2016-05-10 13:42:37
Version
01
Requirements
Linux
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This guide explains how to use the QMI interface on SIMCom modules.

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2016-04-12 11:19:28
Version
0.1
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Datasheet for SimCom SIM7100 mPCIe European version. This document includes an overview of SIM7100E mPCIe and it's features. For more detailed technical information, see the SimCom SIM7100 Hardware Design guide.

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2015-09-24 17:25:22
Version
1001
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The present document describes the AT Command Set for the SIMCom Module: SIM7100

More information about the SIMCom Module which includes the Software Version information can be retrieved by the command ATI. In this document, a short description, the syntax, the possible setting values and responses, and some examples of AT commands are presented

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2016-08-29 16:42:17
Version
0.012
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This archive contains application guides for the module SIM7100. These guides will give the user information about how to use the functions of the module. Contains guides for CDC, Delta package update, ECALL, Email, FTP, GPIO, GPS, HTTP, Internet Service, MIFI, MMS, Network Cell Info, SAT, Sleep Mode, SMS, TCPIP, UART, USB Audio and ECALL AT Commands.

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2015-09-24 17:54:41
Version
0.01
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Datasheet for SimCom SIM7100 European version. This document includes an overview of SIM7100 and it's features. For more detailed technical information, see the SimCom SIM7100 Hardware Design guide.

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2015-09-24 17:55:19
Version
1001
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Certificate document for the SimCom SIM7100E CE RED compliance

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2017-06-26 11:17:04
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This archive contains the CE, Rohs, and REACH certificates for SIM7100E.

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2016-08-03 12:54:06
Version
01
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This Zip archive contains the Windows operating system drivers for the SIM7xxx series modules. Please refer to the included PDF manual for installation instructions for each system and USB endpoint selection.

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This archive contains Microsoft Windows drivers for SIMCom modules with 4G/LTE support and installation guide.
Please see included guide on how to install the driver.

For Windows 8 and 10 the AT command bellow should be sent to the "SimTech HS-USB AT Port" COM port to set module in correct USB state.
AT+CUSBPIDSWITCH=9003,1,1

Windows 7/Linux with RMNET interface:
9001: Diag, NMEA, At, Modem, Audio, rmnet, adb
Windows 8 and 10 with MBIM interface:
9003:Diag, NMEA, At, Modem, Audio, MBIM, adb

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This archive contains the Simcom SIM7100 series Linux firmware update tools and related step by step guide applying the firmware update.

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This archive contains the firmware update tool, QPST tool and a firmware upgrade guide. Please follow instructions carefully.

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2017-09-22 15:26:00
Version
V1.34
Requirements
Microsoft Windows OS
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This archive contains the Simcom SIM7100 QMI NDIS Linux driver and installation manual.

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2017-01-09 13:58:57
Requirements
Linux
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This archive contains the Qualcomm Product Support Tools V.2.7.438.3 for SimCom SIM7-series modules.

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2017-02-24 17:14:10
Version
2.7.438.3
Requirements
Microsoft Windows
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This archive contains the SIM7100E B06 version firmware and related release notes.

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2017-05-26 12:08:39
Version
B06
Requirements
Microsoft Windows and related SIM7100 firmware update tool (found in software section)
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This archive contains the firmware updater and the release notes for the module SIM7100E that will update the module to firmware 4534B05SIM7100E.

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Version
4534B05SIM7100E
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This archive contains the firmware updater and the release notes for the module SIM7100E that will update the module to firmware 4534B03SIM7100E.

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2015-10-09 17:03:05
Version
4534B03SIM7100E
Requirements
SIMCom firmware updater and an archive extracter.
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Question

How do we configure the Simcom SIM7100, SIM7500 and SIM7600 series cellular modules for usage in Windows 8 and 10 systems and support Windows built-in connection manager?

Solution

The Simcom modules comes default set in a USB configuration used by Linux and Windows 7 systems. If you want the module to be fully supported in Windows 8, 8.1, 10 systems and later and take advantage of the Windows integrated connection manager you have to do a one time configuration and set the module to expose Mobile Broadband Interface Model (MBIM) interface as bellow:

Start by installing the latest Simcom SIM7 series Windows drivers (instructions included in download package). They can be found on on our dedicated product web pages.

In Windows device manager you can now find a serial interface called "SimTech HS-USB AT Port 9001 (COM5)" Memorize the COM* interface number in your system.

Open a command prompt with admin rights (right click Windows icon in bottom left corner). Copy and paste the command bellow, edit port number to match the one in your system and hit enter. The command will then be sent to module overt the serial interface.
ECHO AT+CUSBPIDSWITCH=9004,1,1 >\\.\COM5

If the command is received successfully by module, a restart of the cellular module will be performed and it appears with the new USB endpoints supporting Windows 8 systems and later.

Make sure that all Simcom module end points are correctly loaded in Windows device manager, a system restart might be necessary also.

By clicking the Windows network connection symbol in the start bar or navigating to the "Cellular" topic in Windows system settings you can now activate the connection and configure APN details and enter PIN code if it is necessary for the cellular connection and subscription you have.

Question

How can I enable DC voltage output for active GPS/GNSS antennas on modules that support this feature?

Solution

The 3 volt DC Low Noise Amplifier voltage supply from the cellular module can be enabled according to AT commands bellow:

For Sierra Wireless EM/MC74 series:
AT!ENTERCND="A710"
AT+WANT=1

For Sierra Wireless MC73 series:
AT!ENTERCND="A710"
AT+WANTGNSSPWR=1

For Simcom SIM7100, SIM7500, SIM7600 and SIM7600 -H series:
AT+CVAUXV=3050
AT+CVAUXS=1

Question

How to change USB composition mode to Mobile Broadband Interface (MBIM) that is used by Windows 8 and 10 systems for data connectivity and enabling support for the built-in connection manager in Windows?

Solution

This is done by sending AT commands to the Modem or AT serial interfaces that are accepting AT commands and changing the USB endpoint composition:

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 SIM7xxx series modules:
AT+CUSBPIDSWITCH=9003,1,1
AT+CRESET

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

Telit LM940:
AT#USBCFG=2
AT#REBOOT

Telit LE910x V2:
AT#USBCFG=3
AT#REBOOT

On Huawei modules the USB mode changing is done automatically by the Windows drivers and otherwise defaults to the modules standard endpoint interfaces.

Question

How to collect initial diagnostics data and logs for Simcom 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 Simcom 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 mandatory)

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 the cellular module firmware can be acquired by accessing the USB enumerated serial (COM) interfaces accepting AT commands. They can be named modem, AT, PC UI etc. (In Windows device manager, found under modem or serial interfaces). Send the following AT commands bellow to module and capture the output and include them when creating the the technical support ticket.

Test that you get a reply with command:
AT
Command echo enabled:
ATE1
Basic module info:
ATI
Detailed module version info:
AT+SIMCOMATI
Verbose error reporting:
AT+CMEE=2
Last error report:
AT+CEER
Module model:
AT+CGMM
Firmware version:
AT+CGMR
IMEI Code:
AT+CGSN
USB endpoint configuration:
AT+CUSBPIDSWITCH?
List current configuration:
AT&V
Operational mode:
AT+CFUN?
Pin status:
AT+CPIN?
Request UE system info:
AT+CPSI?
Preferred network mode:
AT+CNMP?
Preferred band selection:
AT+CNBP?
Preferred acquisition order:
AT+CNAOP?
List network operator info:
AT+COPS?
Network registration status:
AT+CREG?
Network EPS registration status:
AT+CEREG?
Signal strength:
AT+CSQ
Packet domain attach status
AT+CGATT?
List APN details/PDP profiles:
AT+CGDCONT?
PDP profiles attach status:
AT+CGACT?
Show PDP IP address:
AT+CGPADDR
AT+CGCONTRDP
RM network interface status:
AT$QCRMCALL?

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

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 settings Windows 10 connection manager

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