Atlantik Elektronik presents the new NB-IoT Module from Quectel

Compact module BC660K-GL with ultra-low power consumption

Planegg, October 22, 2020

Atlantik Elektronik, provider of innovative wireless solutions, presents the new NB-IoT module BC660k-GL from Quectel, the worldwide leading supplier of 5G IoT, GNSS, Wi-Fi and cellular modules.
BC660K-GL is a high-performance LTE Cat NB2 module which supports multiple global frequency bands of B1/B2/B3/B4/B5/B8/B12/B13/B14/B17/B18/B19/B20/B25/B28/B66/B70/B85 with extremely low power consumption.

The BC660K which is based on the new Qualcomm QCX212 consumes only 800nA in PSM mode and only 0.038mA @ idle (eDRX=40.96s), 0.11mA @ idle (DRX=2.56s). The new NB module has a wide supply voltage range from 2.2-4.2V. The module’s ultra-compact profile (17.7 mm × 15.8 mm × 2.0 mm) makes it a perfect choice for size-sensitive applications.

Designed to be compatible with Quectel GSM/GPRS M66 module and NB-IoT BC66 module in form and size, it provides a flexible and scalable platform for migrating from GSM/GPRS to NB-IoT networks.

BC660K-GL adopts surface-mount technology, which makes it an ideal solution for durable and rugged designs. The module’s small LCC package allows it to be easily embedded into space-constrained applications and to enjoy reliable connection with the applications. This kind of package suits well for large-scale manufacturing which has strict requirements on cost and efficiency.

Due to the ultra-compact profile, super-low power consumption and extended temperature range, BC660K-GL is the best choice for a wide range of IoT applications, such as smart metering, bike sharing, smart parking, smart city, security and asset tracking, home appliances, agricultural and environmental monitoring, etc. It is able to provide a complete range of SMS and data transmission services to meet various user demands.

Key features:

  • Compact-sized multi-band LTE Cat NB2 module§  Ultra-low power consumption
  • Ultra-low cost
  • Supports eSIM
  • Wide power supply range: 2.2–4.3V
  • LCC package facilitating large-volume manufacturing
  • Compatible with Quectel GSM/GPRS M66 and NB-IoT BC66 modules, which means easier future upgrading
  • Supports internet service protocols
  • Multi-band and rich external interfaces ensuring convenient application

“With tracking products moving on, requirements for higher precision, lower cost and lower consumption grow rapidly. With the compact NB-IoT module, we present a further top-class module from Quectel", explains Ottmar Flach, Managing Director Atlantik Elektronik GmbH.

Engineering samples of the BC660K-GL will be available soon at Atlantik Elektronik.