RM520N-GL 5G HAT for Raspberry Pi with Case, Quad Antennas LTE-A, Global Band, GNSS Positioning, Support 3GPP 16, 4G/3G

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RM520N-GL 5G HAT for Raspberry Pi with Case, Quad Antennas LTE-A, Global Band, GNSS Positioning, Support 3GPP 16, 4G/3G
Raspberry Pi RM520N-GL 5G HAT

Supports 5G/4G/3G communication and GNSS positioning, Global Band

Based on Quectel RM520N-GL 5G module, supports 3GPP 16

* for reference only, Raspberry Pi board is NOT included

Features at a glance
  • Comes with the Quectel RM520N-GL 5G Sub-6GHz module, supports various network standards such as 5G/4G/3G and LTE-A, GNSS positioning support
  • Comes with M.2 TO 4G/5G HAT, compatible with the RM500U-CN/RM500Q-GL/RM502Q-AE/RM520N-GL series 5G modules
  • USB 3.1 port (USB 2.0 compatible) for connecting to PC, Raspberry Pi, or Jetson Nano to enable high speed 5G network
  • Standard M.2 B KEY slot, compatible with SIM7600X/EM06X/SIM82XX/RM5XX series 4G/5G M.2 modules
  • Onboard control pins, built-in voltage level translator, enabled via DIP switch, for use with hosts like Raspberry Pi or Arduino
  • Onboard USB-C connector, enabled via switch, for connecting standalone power supply for the module, allows more loads, stable and flexible power supply
  • Onboard power supply switch, reset button and LED indicator, easy to turn on/off the module and monitor the operating status
  • 2x SIM card slot, dual card single standby, switchable via AT command
  • High efficiency power supply circuit, up to 3A output current
  • Comes with metal case, supports wall and rail mounting, more convenient for installation
Quectel RM520N-GL 5G Global Band module

supports 3GPP 5G Release 16 Specification, M.2 form factor

Supports 5G/4G/3G networking,
Global Band

Support 5G NSA (4G and 5G co-networking) and SA (5G standalone networking)
Support 4G/3G network

* the frequency band diagram above is for reference only, please confirm the supported bands according to your local service provider.

Multi-constellation high-precision GNSS

supports GPS, Beidou, Glonass, Galileo, QZSS

Comes with M.2 TO 4G/5G HAT

Compatible with RM500U-CN/RM500Q-GL/RM502Q-AE/RM520N-GL series 5G modules, supports direct access to Raspberry Pi 4B/3B+ and CM4-IO-BASE-A/B baseboards, etc

Connecting with Raspberry Pi 4B

Connecting with Raspberry Pi 3B+

Connecting with CM4 baseboard

What's On Board
  1. Raspberry Pi GPIO header
    for connecting with Raspberry Pi
  2. DIP switches
    Enables the power control and reset pins
  3. M.2 slot
    Compatible with most SIMCom and QUECTEL 4G/5G modules in M.2 form factor
  4. SIM card slot 1
    one of the 2x SIM card slots, dual card single standby
  5. USB3.1 port
    USB 2.0 compatible, for connecting with different hosts
  6. USB Type-C port
    5V 3A input, stable and flexible power supply
  1. Audio jack
    SIM7600X/SIM8XXX series supports audio function, but RM5XX/EM06XX series temporarily does not support this function
  2. Antenna connector
    Supports quad antennas
  3. Reset button
  4. Power supply switch
    Switch the power supply mode:
    When set to USB, the module is powered via the "5. USB3.1 port"
    When set to EXT PWR, the module is powered by the external power supply via the "6. USB Type-C port"
  5. Indicator
    Easy to monitor the operating status of module
  1. Cooling fan
    Better heat dissipation for both Raspberry Pi and the 5G module
  2. SIM card slot 2
    Switchable via AT command
  3. Module settings switch
    Switch A to ON for SIM7600X/A7906X/SIM7906X/SIM7912X series 4G M.2 modules;
    Switch B to ON for SIM8202X/SIM8200EA/SIM8262X series 5G M.2 modules;
    Switch C to ON for RM50X/RM520N-GL/EM06X series 5G/LTE-A M.2 modules
  1. USB 2.0 interface pads
  2. NAU8810X Audio Chip
    For SIM7600X/SIM8XXX series modules, RM5XX and EM06XX series modules temporarily does not support this function
  3. Fan Header
    5V cooling fan power supply

Multi system support, easy to use

Supports Windows 7/8/10/11, Ubuntu, Raspberry Pi OS, OpenWRT...Just plug it into USB port, go through some simple configuration, the high speed 5G network connection will be ready to use

Connecting to Raspberry Pi

Metal case, rugged and nice-looking,
easy to install

Supports Wall And Rail Mounting, Convenient for Various Application Scenarios
Such As Industry

Note: The case is only suitable for Raspberry Pi 4B

Application examples

5G Wireless Router
Combined with OpenWrt, turns the Raspberry Pi into a 5G wireless router, providing WiFi hotspot for smartphones to easily access the 5G Network.

5G Live Streaming
While mounting an additional camera, it is able to do live streaming on webpage or live platform through ffmpeg video stream.

More Possibilities
Outline Dimensions
Resources & Services
5G Standard 3GPP R15 3GPP R16
5G Sub-6 GHz Sub-6G & mmWave
Region / Provider China Global (except US) Global (except China) Global
Operating temperature -30 °C ~ +75 °C
Extension temperature -40 °C ~ +85 °C
Dimensions 30.0 × 52.0 × 2.3 (mm)
Weight 8.9 (g) 8.7 (g) 8.8 (g)
Power supply 3.3~4.4 V, typical 3.7 V 3.135~4.4 V, typical 3.7 V
Power consumption 90 μA @ shutdown
3.7 mA @ hibernate
TBD @ USB 2.0, idle
TBD @ USB 3.0, idle
70 μA @ shutdown
4.0 mA @ hibernate
32 mA @ USB 2.0, idle
54 mA @ USB 3.0, idle
80 μA @ shutdown
4.2 mA @ hibernate
39 mA @ USB 2.0, idle
54.5 mA @ USB 3.0, idle
195 μA @ shutdown
4.7 mA @ hibernate
41 mA @ USB 2.0, idle
60 mA @ USB 3.0, idle
173 μA @ shutdown
5.1 mA @ hibernate
51 mA @ USB 2.0, idle
69 mA @ USB 3.0, idle
Frequency band
5G 5G NR - n257, n258, n260, n261
5G NR NSA n41, n78, n79 n41, n77, n78, n79 n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79 n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n13, n14, n18, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n70, n71, n75, n76, n77, n78, n79
5G NR SA n1, n28, n41, n77, n78, n79 n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n20, n25, n28, n38, n40, n41, n48*, n66, n71, n77, n78, n79 n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n13, n14, n18, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n66, n70, n71, n75, n76, n77, n78, n79
LTE LTE-FDD B1, B2, B3, B5, B7, B8, B20, B28 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12(B17), B13, B14, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26, B28, B29, B30, B32, B66, B71
LTE-TDD B34, B38, B39, B40, B41 B34, B38, B39, B40, B41, B42, B43, B48
LAA - B46
UMTS WCDMA B1, B2, B5, B8 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6, B8, B19 B1, B2, B4, B5, B8, B19
GNSS - GPS / GLONASS / BeiDou (Compass) / Galileo / QZSS (only supported by RM520N-GL and RM530N-GL)
Data rate
5G mmWave - downlink 4 Gbps;
uplink 1.4 Gbps
5G SA Sub-6 downlink 2 Gbps;
uplink 1 Gbps
downlink 2.1 Gbps;
uplink 900 Mbps
downlink 4.2 Gbps;
uplink 450 Mbps
downlink 2.4 Gbps;
uplink 900 Mbps
5G NSA Sub-6 downlink 2.2 Gbps;
uplink 575 Mbps
downlink 2.5 Gbps;
uplink 600/650 Mbps
downlink 5 Gbps;
uplink 650 Mbps
downlink 3.4 Gbps;
uplink 550 Mbps
LTE downlink 600 Mbps;
uplink 150 Mbps
downlink 1.0 Gbps;
uplink 200 Mbps
downlink 2 Gbps;
uplink 200 Mbps
downlink 1.6 Gbps;
uplink 200 Mbps
UMTS downlink 42.2 Mbps;
uplink 11 Mbps
downlink 42 Mbps;
uplink 5.76 Mbps

Quick Overview

  1. Protection case kit x1
  2. M.2 TO 4G/5G HAT x1
  3. RM520N-GL x1
  4. Antenna 4pcs x1
  5. IPEX adapter cable 4pcs x1
  6. GNSS antenna x1
  7. 2*20PIN pin header x1
  8. OPTIONS 5V 3A Type-C power adapter x1
  9. Dual plug USB3.0 cable x1
  10. USB3.0 adapter x1
  11. USB2.0 adapter x1
  12. SMA protective cap 4pcs x1
  13. Screws pack x1