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SIMCom A7663: The New Standard in LTE Cat 1 Modules for Seamless 2G Migration

Updated: Feb 5



The compact but Capable New Cat1 LTE A7663 from SIMCom

Revolutionising Connectivity with the new SIMCom A7663

In the ever-evolving world of embedded electronics, staying ahead of the technological curve is crucial. SIMCom's latest offering, the A7663 LTE Cat 1 module, emerges as a beacon of advancement in this domain. This module is not just a step forward in technology; it's a giant leap for engineering professionals seeking robust and versatile connectivity solutions.


Compact Design, Massive Impact

One of the most striking features of the A7663 module is its compact size. Measuring just 19.6 x 19.6mm x 2.4mm and weighing a mere 2.5g, it's designed for seamless integration into a wide range of IoT applications. This miniature powerhouse is a testament to the notion that great things indeed come in small packages.


High-Speed, Reliable Connectivity

At the heart of the A7663's capabilities is its support for LTE-FDD with multi-band functionality, covering bands B1/B3/B5/B7/B8/B20/B28. This ensures extensive coverage and high-speed data transfer, with up to 10Mbps downlink and 5Mbps uplink rates. Such speeds are vital for applications requiring rapid data transmission, making the A7663 a top contender for high-performance projects.


Versatile Compatibility and Ease of Migration

The A7663 stands out with its LCC+LGA form factor, ensuring abundant interface options and compatibility with a range of devices. This module is a perfect fit for engineers looking to transition from 2G products to LTE solutions without the hassle. Its compatibility with the A7682E/A7683E series and SIM800 series through AT commands ensures a smooth migration path for existing systems.


Rich Feature Set for Diverse Applications



At a glance features of the A7663 Cat1 Bis LTE module from SIMCom

This module isn't just about connectivity; it's about empowering applications with a rich set of features. With integrated GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou) for precise location tracking, and an array of interfaces including USB2.0, UART, SIM card, and I2C, the A7663 is well-equipped for various IoT applications, from telematics to industrial routers and remote diagnostics.


Operating in Extreme Conditions

Reliability in diverse environmental conditions is a critical aspect of any embedded module. The A7663 operates effectively within a broad temperature range (-30℃ to +75℃ for normal operation, and -40℃ to +85℃ for extended operation), ensuring dependable performance even in the most challenging scenarios.


Software Support and Security

Software functionality is a pivotal aspect of the A7663. It supports various network protocols and drivers for major operating systems, ensuring versatility and ease of integration. Furthermore, features like FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) and SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) add layers of functionality and security, vital for modern IoT devices.


Compliance and Certifications

Adhering to industry standards and regulations, the A7663 meets necessary certifications like CE, RoHS, and REACH. This compliance is not just a formality; it's a commitment to quality and reliability, reinforcing the module's suitability for a wide range of markets and applications.


Easy 2G Migration path

The transition from 2G to LTE / 5G is not just an option; it's a necessity for modern IoT and embedded systems with the SIMCom A7663 set to play a pivotal role in this transition. As 2G networks are gradually phased out globally, devices that rely on these networks face the choice of upgrade or become obsolete. The A7663 module offers a seamless migration path from 2G to LTE Cat 1, ensuring devices stay connected and relevant in the evolving digital landscape. The new A7663 is a competitively priced Cat 1 Bis only module with integrated GNSS meaning it will ease the pain of transition without a massive hit to the product cost.


Ineltek: Your Partner in Innovation

At Ineltek, we understand the importance of staying ahead in the dynamic field of embedded electronics. The SIMCom A7663 LTE Cat 1 module represents our commitment to offering competitively priced, high performance solutions that meet the evolving needs of our customers. Our expert team is ready to support your projects, offering insights and assistance to integrate the A7663 into your designs effectively.


Engage with Us

At the time of writing, the A7663 is available for sampling in Feb 2024. To arrange your sample or for further details, don't hesitate to contact us.

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