Getting Started with Base HAT + Quectel Modules

This section will lead you through the hardware setup of the Base HAT with Quectel modules.

Before we jump into the tutorial, let us check all the items required for this is available with us and prepare our hardware.

Hardware Prerequisites

Most of these are the parts you will receive when you order the Cellular Modem Kit with Quectel modules.
The goes as follows:

๐ŸŸข Make sure your Sixfab SIM is registered and activated on the Sixfab Connect.

๐Ÿ“– Note

Optionally, you can use Triple Port u.FL Antenna as an antenna or any other combination of LTE and GNSS antennas.

Hardware Setup

1. Attach the Quectel EC25/EG25 mini PCIe module to the HAT.

2. Attach the antenna to the mini PCIe module.

Make sure the right antenna is connected to the right port. Attach LTE full band PCB antenna/LTE connector of the LTE-GNSS dual antenna to the main Antenna interface/diversity antenna interface & GPS Antenna portion goes to the GNSS antenna interface.

EC25 Antenna InterfaceEC25 Antenna Interface

EC25 Antenna Interface

3. Attach 40 pin header to the Base HAT that comes with the HAT and insert the Sixfab Connect SIM to Base HAT.

4. Now attach the HAT to the Raspberry Pi.

5. Finally connect the micro-USB cable to the HAT and Raspberry Pi.

Checking Driver

Then open up a terminal and run the commands below. Expected outputs are as follow:

[email protected]:~ $ lsusb Bus 001 Device 009: ID 2c7c:0125 Quectel Wireless Solutions Co., Ltd. EC25 LTE modem Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 2109:3431 VIA Labs, Inc. Hub Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
[email protected]:~ $ dmesg | grep ttyUSB [ย  154.014341] usb 1-1.1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB0 [ย  154.015183] usb 1-1.1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB1 [ย  154.015632] usb 1-1.1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB2 [ย  154.015994] usb 1-1.1.2: GSM modem (1-port) converter now attached to ttyUSB3

๐Ÿ“˜ Tutorials

Please visit our tutorials page to set up the cellular internet connection or explore other tutorials.


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