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SIMCom SIM8262E-M2 5G sub6

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SIMCom SIM8262E-M2 5G sub6 is a multi-band 5G NR / LTE / HSPA+ module with support for Rel-16 5G NSA/SA.

It comes with strong extension capabilities with abundant interfaces including PCIe, USB3.1, GPIO and more.

Designed for applications with high throughput needs in a variety of radio propagation conditions. Due to the unique combination of performance, security and flexibility, this module is suited for many applications such as routers and gateways, POS and mobile computing.

Key Features

  • 3GPP Release 16 compliant

  • M.2 30x42mm matching previous generation M.2 modules.

  • NSA & SA mode

  • Linux, Windows and Android support.

Dev.kit can be found here - SIMCom SIM8200-M2-EVB2-KIT

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Region
Europe
Technology
5G
Form Factor
M.2 3042
5G Sub6 Bands
n1 (FDD 2100)
n3 (FDD 1800)
n5 (FDD 850)
n7 (FDD 2600)
n8 (FDD 900)
n20 (FDD 800)
n28 (FDD 700)
n38 (TDD 2600)
n40 (TDD 2300)
n41 (TDD 2500)
n48 (TDD 3600)
n77 (TDD 3700)
n78 (TDD 3500)
n79 (TDD 4500)
LTE Bands
B1 (FDD 2100)
B3 (FDD 1800)
B5 (FDD 850)
B7 (FDD 2600)
B8 (FDD 900)
B18 (FDD 800)
B19 (FDD 800)
B20 (FDD 800DD)
B26 (FDD 850)
B28 (FDD 700)
B32 (SDL 1500)
B38 (TDD 2600)
B39 (TDD 1900)
B40 (TDD 2300)
B41 (TDD 2500)
B42 (TDD 3500)
B43 (TDD 3600)
B48 (TDD 3600)
UMTS Bands
B1 (2100)
B8 (900)
B5 (850)
Max DL Speed
3400 Mbps
Max UL Speed
1000 Mbps
GNSS
Yes
GNSS technology
QZSS
GPS
GLONASS
Galileo
BeiDou
Antenna Connectors
IPEX MHF-4
Operating Temperature Range
-30 °C – 70 °C
Chipset
SDX62
Qualcomm
Data Interface
PCIe
USB 3.1
Driver Support
Windows
Android
Linux
MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)
Yes

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This guide describes the SIM82xx & SIM83xx Series cellular modules AT control commands available and supported

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Question

How do we connect to a 5G NR network?

Solution

To be able to connect to a 5G network both the module and SIM card need to have 5G technology support. If you have problems with NSA or SA for a specific band make sure that your module actually supports this as well. Read through your product’s hardware guide which can be found on the product’s page. 

Support for 5G NSA/SA on a specific band can also be firmware dependent. Make sure that you have the latest firmware installed on your module. 

This FAQ includes many different AT commands, both 3GPP standard and vendor specific commands, so it’s recommended to have your module’s AT guide with you while troubleshooting.

Perform a network scan with AT+COPS=? and check if your module can find any 5G networks. You can see if it’s a 5G network by looking at the last value in the quadruple. Depending on which technology you use this should be set to:

  • 11 - NR_5GCN (NR connected to a 5G core Network)

  • 12 - NGRAN (NG-RAN access technology)

  • 13 - EUTRA_NR (Dual connectivity of LTE with NR)

If your module can find the 5G network, check your current network configuration with the read command AT+COPS? to make sure it’s set to the correct value. Similarly you can check the NR5G network registration status with the following AT command sequence (note this command only applies for 5G SA) :

AT+C5GREG=2

AT+C5GREG?

You can select the Wireless Data Service with AT+WS46:

  • 36 - NG-RAN only

  • 37 - NG-RAN and E-UTRAN

  • 38 - NG-RAN, E-UTRAN and UTRAN

  • 40 - NG-RAN and UTRAN

Telit 5G related AT commands:

  • Enable your 5G band with AT#BND

  • To enable/disable only the 5G bands AT#5GCTL can be used

FN980 does not have SA enabled by default. To enable it run the following commands:

AT#FWSWITCH=0
AT#BND=(Fill in you bands here, see AT guide)
AT#REBOOT

If you are using a Windows PC change the USBCFG to option 2 
AT#USBCFG=2


SIMCom 5G related AT commands:

  • Enable both SA and NSA with AT+CSYSSEL=”nr5g_disable”,0

  • Disable SA with AT+CSYSSEL="nr5g_disable",1

  • Disable NSA with AT+CSYSSEL=”nr5g_disable”,2

  • Configure 5G NSA bands with AT+CSYSSEL=”nsa_nr5g_band”

  • Configure 5G SA bands with AT+CSYSSEL=”nr5g_band”

  • Set your preferred mode with AT+CNMP

    • 55 - WCDMA+LTE+NR5G

    • 71 - NR5G

    • 109 - LTE+NR5G

Sierra Wireless 5G related AT commands:

  • Display your 5GNR information with AT!NRINFO?

  • Enable/disable ENDC (NSA) and SA with AT!RTCA (note that these settings are not persistent across power cycles)


AT!GSTATUS not responding with NR5G fields and looks similar to:

NR5G RSRP (dBm): --- NR5G RSRQ (dB): ---

NR5G SINR (dB): —


The response details are dependent on the network providing the necessary information to the modem. To be sure you get these values the modem has to be in a data call in SA mode

Fibocom 5G related AT commands:

  • Select RAT with AT+GTRAT or RAT and Bands with AT+GTACT

    • 14 - NR-RAN

    • 16 - NR-RAN/WCDMA

    • 17 - NR-RAN/LTE

    • 20 - NR-RAN/WCDMA/LT

For more general information about 5G see FAQ “What is 5G NR?”.

If you are still encountering problems connecting to a 5G network you can create a support ticket: https://techship.com/page/support/technical_support/. Please describe your problem and set up thoroughly and include the logs from this troubleshooting.


Question

How to collect initial diagnostics data for Simcom 5G cellular modules when creating a Techship technical support ticket?

Solution

In order to troubleshoot and solve a technical problem, we ask you to please provide information about your host system and logs from the related Simcom 5G module when creating a technical support ticket.

This allows us to get a better understanding of what could relate to the experienced behaviour.

Please provide a detailed problem description and in what situations the problem is present or how it can be reproduced. Please also attach pictures showing the module assembled in your host device with RF interface cables connected between cellular module and the casing and provide datasheets for the antennas used if the problem appears to be a RF related problem such as no network registrations seen, or data throughputs not meeting your expectations etc.

Describe the host system:
-Hardware (system board, peripherals...)
-Operating system and detailed versions (E.g. Windows, Linux release, kernel version...)
-Drivers and driver versions

Identify the precise details of cellular module found on label (if not visible in attached picture)
-Model
-SKU / BOM or P/N code
-Serial / IMEI number

If your system is Linux based, please capture the terminal logs bellow:
uname -a
lsusb
lsusb -t
usb-devices
ifconfig -a
ls -l /dev/serial/by-id
ls -l /sys/bus/usb-serial/devices
dmesg

The log outputs from AT commands below can be collected from the cellular module by accessing the USB enumerated serial interfaces that accept AT commands. These are typically found as Modem or Serial type of interfaces in Window device manager, check their related COM port numbers from device manager and use a terminal software like Teraterm, Sscom or similar to send the AT commands to the cellular module. typically the default 115200 bitrate and 8N1 parity settings works well for collecting these details.

In Linux systems the USB serial ports are typically found in path /dev/ and named ttyUSB0, ttyUSB1, ttyUSB2, not all serial ports accept AT commands so you might have to check which of them are the correct one. Please note that if you have Modemmanager process running in your system, it likely already communicate on the USB serial interfaces so you should stop the Modemmanager service prior to attempting to collect the diagnostic logs. Minicom or other terminal software can be used to send the AT commands to the cellular module.

Start by sending an plain AT command followed by enter key to confirm that you get a OK reply and knowing that the AT communication is working.

Now start sending the following AT commands to the module and capture the output into a log text file and include them when creating the technical support ticket at Techship.com. If possible, provide the logs with a SIM card inserted and PIN unlocked, to allow the module to be in normal operational mode and registered in network.

Test that you have a working AT interface opened:
AT

Enabled AT command echo:
ATE1

Basic module info:
ATI

Display V.25TER configurations
AT&V

Detailed module version info:
AT+SIMCOMATI

Verbose error reporting:
AT+CMEE=2

Firmware version:
AT+CGMR

Additional details:
AT+CSUB

Serial number / IMEI:
AT+CGSN

USB endpoint configuration:
AT+CUSBCFG?

PCIe interface configuration:
AT+CPCIEMODE?

SIM card interface, SIM card detect signal and active SIM slot:
AT+UIMHOTSWAPON?
AT+UIMHOTSWAPLEVEL?
AT+SMSIMCFG?

Operational mode:
AT+CFUN?

Pin status:
AT+CPIN?

Active technologies, RF bands, and scan orders:
AT+CNMP?
AT+CSYSSEL=?
AT+CSYSSEL="nr5g_disable"
AT+CSYSSEL="nr5g_band"
AT+CSYSSEL="nsa_nr5g_band"
AT+CSYSSEL="lte_band"
AT+CSYSSEL="w_band"
AT+CSYSSEL="rat_acq_order"

Request UE network system info:
AT+CPSI?
AT+CNSMOD?
AT+CNWINFO?

List network operator info:
AT+COPS?

Network registration status:
AT+CREG=2
AT+CREG?

Network GPRS registration status:
AT+CGREG=2
AT+CGREG?

Network (4G/LTE) EPS registration status:
AT+CEREG=2
AT+CEREG?

Network 5G SA
AT+C5GREG=2
AT+C5GREG?

Signal strength:
AT+CSQ

List APN details/PDP profiles:
AT+CGDCONT?
AT+CGAUTH?

Packet domain attach status:
AT+CGATT?

PDP profiles attach status:
AT+CGACT?

Show PDP IP address:
AT+CGPADDR
AT+CGCONTRDP

Device temperature:
AT+CPMUTEMP
AT+CCPUTEMP=2

Supply voltage:
AT+CBC

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