GSM/UMTS Board

eBoard Description

The GSM/UMTS board contains two GSM or UMTS wireless modules, circuits for their connection to the PCM bus, and DTMF receivers (+CPU in the case of board with the 2N® SIM Star support). The board is designed on a 4-layer PCB of the size of 160x100mm. Pins 1 and 32 are approximately 1 mm longer in the GSM board system connector and are used for 'hot swap' power feeding, allowing to push the board in and out even during operation. This feature is especially handy while installing or replacing SIM cards. Two SMA antenna connectors and 5 board status indicators are located on the front panel.

 

 

  1. PWR – Board supply indication
    • Shining: Switched on.
    • Flashing: Board in the sleep mode.
  2. INIT – Board initialisation indication
    • Shining: Board faulty or not yet initialised.
    • Flashing: Board initialisation failure or system incompatibility.
  3. SLP – Board sleep state indication
    • Shining: Both wireless channels manually blocked.
  4. CH1/CH2 – Wireless engine state indication
    • Shining RED: Wireless engine blocked or switched off.
    • Flashing RED: Wireless engine restart in progress.
    • Shining GREEN: Proceeding call.
    • Flashing slowly GREEN: Call terminating or voice settings in progress.
    • Flashing quickly GREEN: Wireless engine trying to log in.
    • Light off: Wireless engine ready for calling.
  5. SMA female antenna connector of wireless engines

Tip

  • For an easy SIM card replacement, all GSM / UMTS boards are designed as hot–swappable units.

Board Types

The 2N® StarGate / BlueTower gateway can use several types of GSM or UMTS boards. The board specification includes the type of wireless device(s), count of SIM cards channel and 2N® SIM Star support data.

Table of available GSM/UMTS cards (2016):

Order No. GSM / UMTS card
5070554E GSM board with 2xTelit GE910 engines, 4SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support
5070078E GSM board with 2xTelit GE910 engines, 1SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support
5070551E GSM board with 2 Cinterion MC55i-w engines, 4SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support (remote SIM, no IMEI change, no BTS Lock)
5070082E GSM board with 2 Cinterion MC55i-w engines, 8SIM/channel, no 2N® SIM Star support
5070077E GSM board with 2 Cinterion MC55i-w engines, 1SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support (remote SIM, no IMEI change, no BTS Lock)
5070555E UMTS board with 2xTelit HE910-EUR engines, 4SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support
5070558E

UMTS board with 2xTelit HE910-NAR engines, 4SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support

N/A GSM board with 2 Wavecom Q55 (WMP100) engines, 4SIM/channel, no 2N® SIM Star support
N/A GSM board with 2 Wavecom Q55 (WMP100) engines, 8SIM/channel, no 2N® SIM Star support
N/A GSM board with 2 Wavecom Q55 (WPM100) engines, 1SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support
N/A

GSM board with 2 Wavecom Q55 (WMP100) engines, 4SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support, N/A.

N/A UMTS board with 2 SierraWireless MC8790V engines, 4SIM/channel, no 2N® SIM Star support
N/A UMTS board with 2 SierraWireless MC8790V engines, 1SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support
N/A UMTS board with 2 Telit UC864–G engines, 4SIM/channel, 2N® SIM Star support

Note

  • The GSM/UMTS boards can be locked for use in defined GSM/UMTS networks only. For additional information please ask your system supplier.

 

Figure: SIM Card Positions on 4SIM/Channel Boards

 

Figure: SIM Card Positions on 8SIM/Channel Boards

 

 

 

Figure: SIM Card Positions on 1SIM/Channel Boards

 

 

 

Figure: SIM Card Positions on 4SIM/Channel Boards