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Techship Starter kit Huawei ME909s

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The Techship Starter kit for Huawei ME909s is a complete easy-to-use testing platform for the Huawei ME909s.

The starter kit uses a Mini PCI Express to USB adapter board with
standard SIM card push connector and external power cable for USB power adapters included.

Besides the board this kit contains 2 pcs u.fl.-SMA-F interface cables, 2 pcs T-blade antennas and 1 pcs Huawei ME909s-120 mPCIe module.

For more information about Huawei MU709s please see 10278, Huawei ME909s-120 mPCIe.

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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.

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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.

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Uploaded at
2017-08-17 13:41:18
Last updated
2017-08-17 13:41:18
Version
r1
Requirements
Microsoft Windows 8 and newer (that uses MBIM)
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This archive contains the Windows drivers for Huawei modules with HiSilicon chipset

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Uploaded at
2018-05-03 14:48:09
Last updated
2018-05-03 14:48:09
Version
V.5.06.10.05
Requirements
Microsoft Windows
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This archive contains the Windows drivers V.5.06.04.05 for Huawei modules with HiSilicon chipset

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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.

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Uploaded at
2014-12-18 14:20:39
Last updated
2017-03-24 11:23:22
Version
5.07.01.00
Requirements
Windows CE 5.0/6.0/7.0 systems running on the CPU (Central Processing Unit) of which the architecture is ARM (Asynchronous Response
Mode) or MIPS (Microprocessor without Interlocked Pipeline Stages).
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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 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. The module will then change the USB endpoint composition it exposes. You can find the correct Serial COM port number by checking in the 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.

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 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 LM960:
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

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?

Solution

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

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