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Telit LM960 LTE CAT-18, GPS, mPCIe

Article Number: 10819
Manufacturer: Telit
Supplier number: LM960AIW201T0W2000

The Telit LM960 Mini PCIe (mPCIe) data card delivers high speed data rates via Advanced LTE and offers a cellular connection for products in network appliance environments. This data card is well-suited for products that demand high throughput such as routers, mobile gateways and access points, to provide the most advanced 4G LTE connectivity, ensuring a rich and seamless user experience.

Based on LTE Category 18, the LM960 mCPIe data card achieves download rates up to 1.2 Gbps. It supports 4x4 MIMO, 5x downlink carrier aggregation and 2x uplink carrier aggregation. The product supports multiple RF frequency bands and band combinations to accommodate
global deployments.

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Currently production ready and certified for North America target region with firmware 32.00.041, on bands:
LTE: B2, B4, B5, B12, B14, B29, B30, B46, B66, UMTS/HSPA: 850, 1900 MHz.
FCC, IC, GCF and PTCRB certification plus AT&T operator approval completed.

Generic all bands enabled firmware only available for early testing and design in, this due to CE RED and Generic/EU firmware not yet finalized.

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LTE Region
North America
LTE Bands
B1 (2100)
B3 (1800)
B7 (2600)
B8 (900)
B12 (700ac)
B13 (700c)
B14 (700PS)
B20 (800DD)
B25 (1900)
B42 (TDD 3500)
B38 (TDD 2600)
B40 (TDD 2300)
B26 (US 850 Ext)
B28 (700 APAC)
B29 (US 700de Lower)
B39 (TDD 1900)
B41 (TDD 2500)
B30 (2300 WCS)
B66 (AWS-3)
B32 (1500)
B46 (TDD 5200)
B48 (3600)
B71 (600)
UMTS Bands
B1 (2100)
B2 (1900)
B8 (900)
B4 (AWS)
B5 (850)
Form Factor
LTE - cat 18
Antenna Interface
Carrier Certification
GNSS technology
MIMO (Multiple-Input Multiple-Output)
Max DL Speed
1200 Mbps
Max UL Speed
150 Mbps
Driver Support
Windows 10
in kernel
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
Operating Temperature Range
-40 °C – 85 °C
Voice Call Support
GNSS antenna support
Extended Operating Temperature Range
-40 °C – 85 °C
SIM interface
Through miniPCIe connector
Dual SIM interface
Technical details:
Currently shipped with:
Host firmware version: 32.00.001
Generic: 32.00.011
ATT: 32.00.041

Should you not be able to detect the SIM card interface, please ensure that the hotswap feature is disabled if your host board do not implement the SIM detect pin routing. Do so by AT commands bellow, after module reboot it should work correctly.

Datasheet for 10819 Telit LM960 CAT-18 mPCIe


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This guide describes the Telit LM960 cellular modules AT control commands available and supported


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This guide describes the Telit LM940 and LM960 series cellular modules accepted (raw) QMI commands.


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Software user guide for the Telit LM960 cellular module


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Hardware user guide for the Telit LM960 cellular module


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How to step by step set up a data connection over QMI interface using qmicli and in-kernel driver qmi_wwan in Linux?


Several cellular modules based on Qualcomm chipsets implements the Qualcomm Qualcomm MSM (QMI) Interface.
There is a open source Linux in-kernel driver supporting this interface and it is called qmi_wwan. The library libqmi can be used to communicate with the cellular devices over the interface and do necessary configurations to trigger the data connection over the cellular network.

Sierra Wireless MC74**/EM74** series: requires RAW-IP configuration.
Sierra Wireless EM75** series: requires RAW-IP configuration.
Telit LM940: requires RAW-IP configuration.
Telit LN94x series: requires RAW-IP configuration.
Simcom SIM7500/SIM7600/SIM7600*-H series: requires RAW-IP configuration (supported in qmi_wwan driver kernel 4.18+).
Simcom SIM7100 series: 802.3 IP framing supported.
Sierra Wireless MC73**/EM73** series: 802.3 IP framing supported.

First install the libqmi Linux library e.g. by using your system package manager like apt etc. (more details about libqmi here:

Verify that you have the Linux in-kernel qmi_wwan driver installed for the cellular modules exposed QMI interface endpoint over USB:
lsusb -t
Can look e.g. like this:
|__ Port 1: Dev 3, If 2, Class=Vendor Specific Class, Driver=qmi_wwan, 480M

If the driver is not correctly loaded, please verify that the module is set to expose the correct USB endpoints configuration toward the host system and that you have followed the provided guides from the cellular module vendors, regarding how to implement the module in Linux.

Libqmi expose a command line interface that can be used to communication with the module over QMI interface.
The qmicli help will output information about all commands available:
qmicli --help-all

The cellular modules QMI control interface are usually named cdc-wdm* e.g.:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0

In order to allow parallel commands to be execute on the module over QMI interface, it is recommended to use the libqmi proxy function. This can be done by including the attribute -p or --device-open-proxy in every qmicli command.

If a SIM pin is required for the SIM card, use command bellow:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 -p --dms-uim-verify-pin=PIN,1234

The name of the related network interface to QMI control channel can be acquired with the command:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --get-wwan-iface

The most recent Qualcomm based cellular modules only expose QMI interfaces that can support Raw-IP mode. Sierra Wireless EM/MC74 and EM75 series modules, Telit LM940 and LN940 series for example require this.
Check what IP-mode the host system is configured for:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --get-expected-data-format
Check what IP-mode the cellular module require:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --wda-get-data-format

to change qmi_wwan driver to use Raw-IP.
Disable the network interfaces exposed by the cellular module:
ip link set dev wwan0 down
Trigger the Raw-IP support:
echo Y > /sys/class/net/wwan0/qmi/raw_ip
Enable the network interfaces again:
ip link set dev wwan0 up

Now the data connection in the cellular module can be activated e.g. with a IPv4 type configuration on the specified APN:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --wds-start-network="ip-type=4," --client-no-release-cid

Once "Network started" is displayed, you can send a DHCP request on the network interface.
Please note that not all DHCP clients in Linux can support Raw-IP format, udhcpc however support this for IPv4 over Raw-IP.
udhcpc -q -f -n -i wwan0

Disconnect the data bearer and data connection over QMI by command bellow and providing the network handle and CID returned at connection activation:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --wds-stop-network=NETWORK_HANDLE --client-cid=CID

Additional useful commands:

Request module manufacturer:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --dms-get-manufacturer

Get module model:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --dms-get-model

Get firmware version:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --dms-get-revision

Get module IDs (IMEI etc.):
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --dms-get-ids

Get SIM card status:
qmicli --device=/dev/cdc-wdm0 --device-open-proxy --uim-get-card-status

Recent cellular modules like Sierra Wireless EM7565 require at least libqmi V1.20. Check version with command:
qmicli --version

If the connection was successfully set up established, you now have data connectivity. A ping to a remote server using the cellular network interface can for example prove this:
ping -I wwan0

The ifconfig Linux tool can show the current details for the network interface:
ifconfig wwan0

libqmi is well integrated and supported in ModemManager tool for Linux. ModemManager again is well integrated and supported when using NetworkManager tool in Linux. Please note however that these two tools expect the cellular module interfaces to only be used by them so if you manually want to use the libqmi library or AT commands interfaces, please turn off/disable ModemManager and NetworkManager first.

The libqmi is a generic open source library for Linux systems and QMI protocol from Qualcomm, therefor there are several commands only working on selected devices and not necessarily on supported in the specific device you use, resulting in an error message.

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