Quectel EM06-A CAT6 M.2 Modem


M.2 Modem with 2 x Carrier Aggregation

Quectel EM06 is a series of LTE Advanced category 6 module optimized specially for M2M and IoT applications. Adopting the 3GPP Rel. 11 LTE technology, it delivers M2M-optimized speeds of 300Mbps downlink and 50Mbps uplink peak data rates.

Designed in the M.2 form factor, EM06 contains 3 variants (EM06-E, EM06-J, EM06-A) for different target regions and these variants nearly cover all the main stream carriers worldwide.  The EM06-A is the variant for North America.

EM06 supports Qualcomm® IZat™ location technology Gen8C Lite (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo and QZSS). The integrated GNSS greatly simplifies product design, and provides quicker, more accurate and more dependable positioning capability.

A rich set of Internet protocols, industry-standard interfaces and abundant functionalities (USB drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10, Linux, Android) extend the applicability of the module to a wide range of M2M and IoT applications such as industrial router, home gateway, set top box, industrial laptop, consumer laptop, industrial PDA, rugged tablet PC, video surveillance and digital signage, etc.

NOTE:  It is strongly recommended to invest in a quality power strip surge protector (i.e., APC, Belkin,…) to use behind a router and/or electronic equipment.  This will help protect against Transients (momentary spikes/surges in voltage or current) that can be detrimental to expensive equipment.  Transient damage to modems are not covered under warranty.  Protect your equipment.

IMPORTANT Exercise extreme caution while installing MHF4 connectors to the modem antenna ports.  The ports are delicate and easily damaged.  Assure that the MHF4 connector is perfectly centered, level and aligned with the modem port.  The MFH4 connector will then snap into place using minimum pressure.  Do not apply excessive force.  A damaged modem connector port is not covered under warranty.

Key Benefits

●  LTE-A Cat 6 module with M.2 form factor, optimized for M2M and IoT applications
●  Support LTE-A carrier aggregation
●  Worldwide LTE-A and UMTS/HSPA+ coverage
●  Multi-constellation GNSS receiver available for applications requiring fast and accurate fixes in any environment
●  Feature refinements: supports DFOTA* and DTMF
●  MIMO technology meets demands for data rate and link reliability in modem wireless communication systems


Enhanced Features:

  • MIMO: 2 × 2, 4 × 2, DL
  • Digital Audio and VoLTE (Voice over LTE)
  • (Optional)
  • (U)SIM Card Detection
  • DTMF: Dual-tone Multi-frequency
  • Support Dual SIM Single Standby*
  • DFOTA: Delta Firmware over the Air


Electrical Characteristics:

  • Output Power:
  • Class 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-FDD
  • Class 3 (23dBm±2dB) for LTE-TDD
  • Class 3 (24dBm+1/-3dB) for WCDMA



  • 50uA @Power off
  • 4.36mA @Sleep, Typ.
  • 22.3mA @Idle


Software Features:

  • Supports dual USIM (Single Standby)
  • MBIM Driver:
  • Windows 10/11
  • USB Serial Driver:
  • Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11
  • Linux 2.6/3.x/4.1~4.15,
  • Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
  • RIL Driver:
    • Android 4.x/5.x/6.x/7.x/8.x/9.x
  • NDIS Driver:
    • Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Other M.2 Modems from Quectel:


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Weight 1 oz
Dimensions 3 × 2 × 0.2 in

Carriers | Bands

Variant for North America

LTE-FDD: B2/B4/B5/B7/B12/B13/B25/B26/B29③/B30/B66


2×CA: B2+B2/B5/B12/B13/B29③;




Antenna Connections


Quectel EM06-A CAT6 M.2 Modem-Antenna-Pairs

Quectel EM06-A CAT6 M.2 Modem-Antenna-Pairs

M = Main. This is your first, and primary, antenna connection.
D = Diversity. This is your secondary antenna connection.

1 review for Quectel EM06-A CAT6 M.2 Modem

  1. cedarknoll

    I have been using this modem for over a year now with Sprint now T-mobile. Fantastic bang for your buck modem. Has very few issues, I go months without a disconnect or needing to reboot. Highly recommend. Hard to beat for the price, I think.

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