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The 3G Module

3G for the BUG!

BUG3G, GSM open
BUG3G, GSM open
BUG3G, GSM closed
BUG3G, GSM closed


Contents

Product Specifications

  • RF Bands:
    • Support for 850/900/1800/1900 MHz GSM / GPRS / EDGE
    • Support for 800/850/1900/2100 MHz UMTS WCDMA/ HSDPA / HSUPA
  • TX power at 50-ohm antenna port:
    • GSM/EDGE 850 & 900 bands: 32 dBm +/-1, GMSK mode
    • GSM/EDGE 850 & 900 bands: 27 dBm +/-1, 8PSK mode
    • GSM/EDGE DCS 1800 & PCS 1900 bands: 29 dBm +/-1, GMSK mode
    • GSM/EDGE DCS 1800 & PCS 1900 bands: 26 dBm +/-1, 8PSK mode
    • UMTS 850 & 1900 bands II and V: 23 dBm +/-1
    • UMTS IMT 2100 MHz band: 23 dBm +/-1
  • Receiver Sensitivity at 50-ohm Antenna Port: -105 dBm
  • Data Rates:
    • EDGE: 130 kbps uplink; 130kpbs downlink
    • UMTS: 300 kbps uplink; 300 kbps downlink
    • HSUPA: 1.34 Mbps uplink (category 3), 1.8 Mbps (category 5)
    • HSDPA: 6.6 Mbps (category 8)
  • Power Consumption: Based on 5Vdc Applied to the Module
Operating Mode Maximum (mA) Typical (mA)
CDMA 765 735
GSM 658 637
Standby 99 94
Sleep 6 4.5
  • Environmental Specifications:
    • Temperature: -25 to 60 degrees C, oerating
    • Temperature: -40 to 85 degrees C, non-operating
  • Sierra Wireless Module Compatibility

The BUG 3G Module was built as a host module specifically for Sierra Wireless' AirPrime MC series of embedded modems. It can accommodate the following products for a range of functionality:

    • Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ MC5728V Intelligent Embedded Module[1]
    • Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ MC8700 Intelligent Embedded Module[2]
    • Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ MC8790 and MC8790V Intelligent Embedded[3]
    • Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ MC8792V Intelligent Embedded Module[4]
    • Sierra Wireless AirPrime™ MC8795V Intelligent Embedded Module[5]

Hardware Documentation

BUG3G schematic
BUG3G schematic


Software Documentation

Drivers

All BUG drivers can be found in the BUGlabs SVN.

The BUG3G driver (bmi_gsm) handles the basic operation of the module including:

  • Powering the module on and off
  • Setting the various interfaces
  • LED lighting.

Since the underlying modem is made by sierra, the we use the linux sierra driver v.1.7.14 (modified) for the device.


OSGi Services

The services listed below can be found in the com.buglabs.bug.module.gsm.pub package in the latest revision of the BUG javadocs. Each service is an interface with its own methods.


Native Apps

Use pppd to initiate a network connection.