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h1. mPCIe WWAN modem USB breakout board
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This is a small break-out board for miniPCIe (mPCIe) type cellular / WWAN modems.
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It allows you to insert a mPCIe modem from any vendor, and it will provide you with:
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* mini USB socket for connection to a USB Host (like your PC/Laptop or Embedded System)
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* 5V DC input for power supply (USB supply usually insufficient for a modem)
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* all unused mPCIe pins on a 2.54mm break-out header
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* SIM card slot for a 2FF-sized SIM, USIM or RUIM card
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Particularly the break-out header is useful to get access to various signals exported in a non-standard fashion by some modem models, such as digital audio PCM.
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h2. Pictures
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h2. Design Files, Schematics, Component Placement
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The design was done in EAGLE and the design files can be found in the mpcie-breakout directory of osmo-small-hardware.git (git://git.osmocom.org/osmo-small-hardware.git).
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PDF renderings of schematics and component placement are attached to this page.
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h2. Where to buy
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If you would like to buy a fully-assembled version of this board, you can order it from http://shop.sysmocom.de/products/minipcie-wwan-modem-usb-break-out-board