SIMCom

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SIMCom Wireless Solutions
Public
IndustryMachine to Machine communications telecommunications
FoundedShanghai, China (1986)
Websitewww.simcomm2m.com
M2M-Developerkit with Simcom G2-Modem

SIMCom Wireless Solutions is a subsidiary of SIM Technology Group Ltd (stock code: 2000. H.K). It is a fast-growing[citation needed] wireless M2M company, designing and offering a variety of wireless modules based on GSM/GPRS/EDGE, WCDMA/HSDPA and TD-SCDMA technical platforms

By partnering with third parties, SIMCom Wireless provides customized design solutions in M2M, WLL, Mobile Computing, GPS and other applications. SIMCom Wireless also provides ODM services for customers.[1]

According to ABI Insight report, SIMCom Cellular Module was number two provider of wireless modules worldwide in 2008 with 20% acquisition of global market share.[citation needed]

On 20 January 2017 u-blox announced an asset deal with Shanghai-based SimTech Group Company Ltd. that will give u-blox control over the company’s cellular modem products (known as SIMCom Wireless), patents and know-how, R&D and sales staff, and customer base.[2]

History[edit]

2002
Founded and started the R&D of a wireless module

2003
Launched first module into the market

2005
Launched GSM/GPRS module SIM300
First million units shipped
Group Company Listed on stock exchange of Hong Kong (2000.HK) [3]

2006
Launched first telematic module, SIM300C & GSM/GPRS+GPS Combo module SIM508

2007
Launched WCDMA/HSDPA module SIM5210, lead in Asia
Listed on “the 2008 M2M 100” [4]

2008
Launched EDGE module SIM700
First 10 million units shipped
Number two shipment vendor worldwide
Listed on “the 2009 M2M 100”[3]

2009
Launched HSPA/WCDMA Module SIM5215/SIM5216
GSMA Award for best low-bandwidth 3G module SIM5215[5]
Launched new GSM/GPRS module SIM900 series
Listed on “the 2010 M2M 100” [6]

Application[edit]

SIMCom’s wireless modules have been applied in:[7]

  • Automotives
  • Telematics
  • Security
  • Tracking and tracing
  • Auto meter reading
  • Industrial automation
  • Payment
  • Healthcare
  • Others

About wireless modules[edit]

Wireless modules are the component of an M2M device which produce, transmit and decode data over a cellular network. There are two basic wireless networks for which modules and M2M solutions are developed – GSM and CDMA. It can be differentiated by the cellular standard (GSM/UMTS/CDMA), the cellular data standards (GSM, UMTS, GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA), as well as by technologies (Java, GPS, SIM access profile). It is always used in a poor environment, so there’s always a high demand on the quality and reliability of wireless modules.

About M2M[edit]

M2M is an abbreviation for machine-to-machine, or technology that supports wired or wireless communication between devices. Wireless M2M comprises all wireless network technologies, even though the term is generally used in reference to systems connected to cellular networks.

Adoption of wireless M2M technology is still in a very early phase. As a share of total cellular connections, M2M generally accounts for 1–3 percent in developed markets and less than one percent in emerging markets. Some individual markets have higher adoption rates as a result of large-scale deployments such as GM OnStar in North America and smart metering solutions in Scandinavia. Automotive and fleet remains the largest vertical market and is expected to increase its share of the total market as more and more OEMs adopt telematics technology. Smart metering and other utility industry applications continue to grow, with initiatives triggered by the challenges facing the energy industry in all parts of the world. Fixed to mobile substitution drives the growth in the POS-terminal and security alarms segments. There are also high expectations for significant deployments of remote product and asset management solutions. (Incited from M2M Research Series 2008 by Berg Insight.)

Specifications[edit]

Models
SIM800 [8] SIM800C [9] SIM800C-DS [10] SIM800F [11] SIM800H [12] SIM900 [13] SIM900A [14] SIM900B [15] SIM900D [16]
Dimensions 24 mm (0.9 in) x 24 mm (0.9 in) x 3 mm (0.1 in) 17.6 mm (0.7 in) x 15.7 mm (0.6 in) x 2.3 mm (0.1 in) 24 mm (0.9 in) x 24 mm (0.9 in) x 3 mm (0.1 in) 15.8 mm (0.6 in) x 17.8 mm (0.7 in) x 2.4 mm (0.1 in) 24 mm (0.9 in) x 24 mm (0.9 in) x 3 mm (0.1 in) 24 mm (0.9 in) x 24 mm (0.9 in) x 3 mm (0.1 in) 40 mm (1.6 in) x 33 mm (1.3 in) x 3 mm (0.1 in) 33 mm (1.3 in) x 33 mm (1.3 in) x 3 mm (0.1 in)
Weight 3.14g 1.3g 3.1g 1.35g 3.4g 3.4g 7g 6.2g
2G telecomunicaion network Frequency bands Quad-band: GSM 850, EGSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900 Dual-band: GSM/GPRS 900/1800 MHz Quad-band: GSM 850, EGSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900
GPRS multi-slot class
  • 12 (default)
  • 1~12 (option)
  • 10 (default)
  • 8 (option)
GPRS Coding Scheme CS-1, CS-2, CS-3, CS-4
Transmitting power
  • Class 4 (2W) at GSM 850 and EGSM 900
  • Class 1 (1W) at DCS 1800 and PCS 1900
  • Class 4 (2W at 900 MHz)
  • Class 1 (1W at 1800 MHz)
  • Class 4 (2W) at GSM 850 and EGSM 900
  • Class 1 (1W) at DCS 1800 and PCS 1900
GPRS mobile station class: B
Compliant to GSM Standard 2/2+
GPRS specifications
  • GPRS max. 85.6 kbit/s (uplink/downlink)
  • PBCCH support
  • PPP-stack
  • GPRS max. 85.6 kbit/s (downlink)
  • PBCCH support
  • PPP-stack
CSD specifications
  • CSD up to 14.4 kbit/s
  • USSD
  • Non transparent mode
  • USSD
  • CSD up to 14.4 kbit/s
  • USSD
  • Non transparent mode
SMS specifications
  • Point to point MO and MT
  • SMS cell broadcast
  • Text and PDU mode
Voice specifications
  • Tricodec
    • Half rate (HR)
    • Full rate (FR)
    • Enhanced Full rate (EFR)
  • AMR
    • Half rate (HR)
    • Full rate (FR)
  • Hands-free operation (Echo suppression)
Fax specifications Group 3, class 1
Supply voltage range 3.4 ~ 4.4V 3.2 ~ 4.8V 3.1 ~ 4.8V 3.2 ~ 4.8V
Power consumption Low : 1.0mA (sleep mode&BS-PAMFRMS=9) 1.5mA (sleep mode) 1.0mA (sleep mode&BS-PAMFRMS=9) 1.5mA (sleep mode)
Temperature range Normal operation: −40 °C (−40.0 °F) to +85 °C (185.0 °F) −30 °C (−22.0 °F) to +80 °C (176.0 °F) −40 °C (−40.0 °F) to +85 °C (185.0 °F) −30 °C (−22.0 °F) to +80 °C (176.0 °F) −40 °C (−40.0 °F) to +85 °C (185.0 °F)
Restricted operation: - −40 °C (−40.0 °F) to +85 °C (185.0 °F) −40 °C (−40.0 °F) to +85 °C (185.0 °F)
Storage temperature: −45 °C (−49.0 °F) to +90 °C (194.0 °F) −45 °C (−49.0 °F) to +90 °C (194.0 °F) −45 °C (−49.0 °F) to +90 °C (194.0 °F)
Hardware interfaces SMT pads 68 42 77 68 88 LGA pads 68 B2B with 60 [note 1]
Analog audio interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2x Yes
PCM interface Yes [note 2] Yes No No
RTC backup Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Serial interface Yes Yes Yes Yes [note 3] Yes 2x Yes [note 3] Yes
SPI interface (or as serial LCD display interface ) Yes [note 4] Yes [note 4] Yes Yes [note 4] Yes [note 4]
USB interface Yes Yes Yes No No No
Keypad interface Yes
  • 5 x 5
  • 5 x 5 x 2
Yes Yes Yes
I2C Yes Yes [note 4] Yes No
GPIO Yes Yes Yes Yes up to 12 pins [note 5] Yes Yes up to 10 pins [note 5] Yes
SD Card interface Yes Yes Yes No No
ADC Yes 1x 10bit Yes 1x 10bit Yes 1x 10bit Yes Yes Yes 1x 10bit Yes Yes 1x 10bit Yes
PWM Yes 2x Yes 1x No Yes Yes 2x Yes Yes 1x Yes
GSM Antenna pad Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FM Antenna pad Yes
Bluetooth Antenna pad Yes[note 6] Yes[note 6] Yes[note 6] Yes Yes No No No
to external SIM
  • 3V/1.8V
  • 3V/1.8V
  • card 1: 3V/1.8V
  • card 2: 3V/1.8V
  • 3V/1.8V
  • 3V/1.8V
  • 3V/1.8V
  • 3V/1.8V
  • 3V/1.8V
  • 3V/1.8V
Charge interface for Li battery Yes
Software interface AT cellular command interface Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Software features 0710 MUX protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Embedded TCP/UDP protocol Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FTP/HTTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MMS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [note 4] Yes Yes [note 4] Yes [note 4]
POP3/SMTP Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
DTMF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [note 4]
Jamming Detection Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audio Record Yes Yes Yes Yes No
TTS Yes [note 2] - [note 7] Yes Yes [note 4]
Embedded AT Yes [note 2] - [note 7] Yes [note 2] Yes [note 4] Yes Yes [note 4] Yes [note 4]
Java Yes [note 2] - [note 7] Yes [note 8]
SSL - [note 7] Yes Yes Yes
Bluetooth 3.0 - [note 7] Yes [note 2] Yes [note 2] No
FOTA Yes [note 4] Yes Yes [note 4] Yes [note 4]
Certifications CE Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
GCF Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FCC Yes Yes Yes Yes
PTCRB Yes Yes Yes
IC Yes Yes
ICASA Yes
TA Yes Yes No Yes
CTA Yes Yes No
CCC Yes Yes No
ROHS Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
REACH Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
NCC Yes Yes
ANATEL Yes Yes Yes
A-TICK Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATEX Yes Yes Yes
Carrier approvals
  • Rogers
  • Oranges
  • AT&T
  • Vodafone
  • Deuts Telecom
  • Telia Sonera
  • TIM
  • GMA
  • Oranges
  • AT&T
  • Vodafone
  • Oranges
  • GMA
further
  • Control via AT commands (3GPP TS 27.007, 27.005 and SIMCom enhanced AT Commands)
  • Bluetooth: compliant with 3.0+EDR
  • FM: 76~109 MHz worldwide bands with 50 kHz tuning step
  • Control via AT commands (3GPP TS 27.007, 27.005 and SIMCOM enhanced AT Commands)
  • AT cellular command interface
  • SAIC (Single Antenna Interference Cancellation)support
  • Control via AT commands (GSM 07.07, 07.05 andSIMCOM enhanced AT Commands)
  • SIM application toolkit
  • Control via AT commands (GSM 07.07, 07.05 and SIMCOM enhanced AT Commands)
  • SIM application toolkit

Country/Supported MCCs China/460 India/404/405 Singapore/525 Malaysia/502 Thailand/520 Indonesia/510 Cambodia/456 Vietnam/452 Laos/457 Burma/414 Brunei/528 Philippines/515 East Timor/514

  • SAIC (Single Antenna Interference Cancellation) support
  • Control via AT commands (GSM 07.07, 07.05 and SIMCOM enhanced AT Commands)
  • SIM application toolkit
  • SIM Card
    • Option1: Embedded SIM Holder
    • Option2: Embedded SIM
  • Control via AT commands (GSM 07.07, 07.05 and SIMCOM enhanced AT Commands)
  • SIM application toolkit
  • Embedded SIM (option )
  1. ^ Board to Board (B2B) connector
  2. ^ a b c d e f g optional
  3. ^ a b with debug port for debugging and upgrading firmware
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r not supported in the standard firmware, special firmware required
  5. ^ a b shared with Keypad interface
  6. ^ a b c check for additional requirements which may have to be fulfilled
  7. ^ a b c d e unknown
  8. ^ cooperate with Iasolution

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ u-blox acquires SIMCom cellular module product line
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ [3]
  5. ^ [4]
  6. ^ [5]
  7. ^ [6]
  8. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM800". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 30. November 2015.
  9. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM800C". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 30. November 2015.
  10. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM800C-DS". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 30. November 2015.
  11. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM800F". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 04. December 2015.
  12. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM800H". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 04. December 2015.
  13. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM900". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 30. November 2015.
  14. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS > SIM900A". M2Mcom Kft.. Retrieved 04. December 2015.
  15. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM900B". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 01. December 2015.
  16. ^ "Wireless Modules > GSM/GPRS Module > SIM900D". SIMCom Wireless Solutions Co.. Retrieved 04. December 2015.