GSM stands for Groupe Sp├ęcial Mobile. It is a standard set developed by the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) to describe protocols for second generation (2G) digital cellular networks used by mobile phones.

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Extracting message content in SIM900

Hi all I am interfacing with GSM SIM900 with atmega32. I am trying to extract the message contents. User will send message like CHANGE7532167845 to SIM installed in GSM device. So to extract this I ...
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Error getting data from GSM SIM900

I am interfacing with GSM SIM900. I wrote a program so that I can read the SMS in SIM900. I have made a function to transmit and receive. Whenever msg comes, GSM responds with ...
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connecting speaker and mic to GSM SIM 900

I have a gsm module but unfortunately it doesnt have an output for mic and speakers. I need to integrate mic and speaker too. In my GSM module, there are male pins available for ...
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Error communicating with GSM SIM900 with AVR.?

I am trying to interface GSM SIM900 with AVR Controller. Till now I have done programming which transmit the command ATD and it makes a call to my cell. GSM response to this command by sending OK. I ...
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Telit 864 HTTP Config error

We are following the guide in the Telit Easy IP User Guide on page 56. However we are getting ERROR returned when we try AT#HTTPCFG. Here is an example of the command: ...
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How would you jerry-rig an android phone for continuous autonomous operation?

I want to use an android phone as dash-cam with GPS tracking capabilities. It is supposed to run 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. If the phone / app hangs, the user cannot be expected to ...
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Is it possible to multiplex SIM cards using a CPLD?

I am building a hobby project using a GSM module and would like to be able to switch between multiple SIM cards, in case one stops working or I have poor reception on one provider (the project will be ...
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GSM layer 3 messages - System Information Type 2 [closed]

I have 2 questions regarding the GSM standard, specifically about GSM layer 3 messages: How often the network sends "System Information Type 2" to the cellular phone ? Does "System Information Type ...
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GSM module noise

I'm developing an embedded system that uses telit gl865 modem to connect to a server using gprs. I've noticed that the module makes a strange noise when connected. It's the same noise I used to hear ...
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AT Commands to transmit data through TCP/IP stack with LTE network

I need to design an embedded sotfware that will drive a LTE cellular device (like u-Blox TOBY L2 Series) and its TCP/IP stack to transmit some data toward a distant server. I'm waiting for the device ...
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How to start using SIM900 mini V4.0 GSM board

I recently bought a quad-band SIM900 mini V4.0 GSM board (http://www.ebay.com/itm/SIM900-MINI-V4-0-WirelessData-Transmission-Module-with-Antenna-Cable-for-Arduino-/281493144780). My problem is quite ...
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sim800 restarts on battery but works fine on power supply

I am using SIM800L with PIC18F66J94 , but issue is that SIM800L keeps on restarting when powered by battery but works fine when powered by power supply . I have changed some battery to verify the ...
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GPRS HTTP 400 Bad request

I am facing some problem with GPRS Project. I am sending request to server through GPRS and receiving responce from the server. I have used AVR ATmega32 micro controller and SIM900 GSM/GPRS Module ...
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Quectel HTTP AT commands no response

I'm attempting to connect a Quectel GSM module to my arduino and I'm having trouble with connecting to the internet. Facts: SMS works, SIM is internet ready and tested in a phone, I have gotten a ...
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Getting GPS coordinates with GPRS/GSM module

I'm trying to understand if I can get GPS coordinates using only a gprs/gsm module. Probably I can do it by triangulation using BTS on the terrain and based on the RF signal but is that possible? ...
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GSM Power Control and Power Class

i know that the base station controls the power output of the mobile, keeping the GSM power level sufficient to maintain a good signal to noise ratio, while not too high to reduce interference, ...
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Help to understand/ explore small sized 3G and GPS Antenna Design

I recently came across an exciting device called Automile, from Sweden and what caught my eye is this - I am really impressed by the packaging and overall quality of hardware integration they have ...
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Unknown short-circuit between GND and ANTENNA pins of GSM module

I have a Quectel M72FA GSM module, brand new one. I have just soldered it onto my PCB and found that: there is a short-circuit between the GND and RF_ANT pins. This is the pinout: I have checked ...
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How can I accurately estimate the power consumption of a GPS tracking device?

I'm building a solar powered GPS tracking device using an Ieik Mini Nano V3.0 Atmega328p Board (based on Arduino Nano), Adafruit Fona GSM module, Ublox GPS module. The GPS module will transmit ...
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GSM/3G SoC reverse engineering for GSM/3G Layer1/2 PacketAnalyzer

I want to develop a GSM/3G Packet Analyzer for study purposes, a somewhat more simplified version of OsmocomBB but without any TX modules. As some of you may know, even though OsmocomBB is open ...
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How to interface GSM with 8051 microcontroller to send SMS?

I am doing a project on SMS sending through GSM using SIM 900 module and 8051. My code is: ...
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Location of modulation and multiplexing in a GSM network

My question is regarding the location of GSM channel access methods TDMA/FDMA. Here is an illustration how voice is processed before reaching the base station on a tower: It is not mentioning the ...
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Quectel m66 bluetooth usage?

I've been working on m66 and got it connected to PC via usb to serial converter, and got it up and running. AT command replies with ...
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Why does GSM allocate 200kHz data bandwidth for each mobile phone?

I read that the human range is commonly given as 20Hz to 20,000 Hz. But GSM channels are carrier frequencies of 200 kHz bandwidth. Is that because of SMS part? It seems for voice 20kHz must be ...
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Confusion on GSM, GPRS, EDGE, 3G, 4G

I'm using a smartphone. When I turn off the cellular data or my mobile phone, I can still call and send SMS. Does that mean in this case the mobile using GSM? How can I know if it is GSM or GPRS? And ...
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File transfer between two gsm modem

I'm wanting to build a system that will store value on a SD card to form .CSV file , that this is not a problem. There will be about 1000 value recorded daily.I'm wanting to send this values to a pc ...
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SIM800L basic operation [duplicate]

I got myself SIM800L and have some issue with it. After powering up modem will not register to network. AT OK AT+COPS? +COPS: 0 OK SIM card was tested and ...
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SIM800L power interface

I would like to use SIM800L for M2M. I have power of 5V 2A for powering uC board and would like to add gsm module. It seems that SIM800L has rather strange voltage input rating: 3.4V - 4.4V. What ...
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connecting a GSM booster directly to a mobile device? [closed]

I live right on the edge of mobile reception. I just get a signal with an external antenna, but it is weak. I am thinking of getting a small indoors GSM booster, like this. I was wondering if it ...
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how can we detect overspeeding through sensor or by building up circuit ??

I am working on project to detect overspeeding through sensor. but i am not getting any information regarding sensor. All i want to do, sensor inside vehicle with arduino and gsm which will send out ...
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Transmitting data over Long range ,using a Low Power Circuit

I Have Been Designing a BOT That Would Travel Along the Pipeline And Detect Leakage Using Ultrasound Efficiently,And Locate The Position of Leakage Using A GPS MODULE using the Arduino,I have make it ...
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GSM Modem will not register to network

After getting two modems (dev boards) Siemens TC35 and SIM900A I cannot get them to send SMS. From the research it seems that somehow SIM cards will not register to network. I bought three SIM cards ...
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GSM SIM900A Board and USBtoSerial

just got my SIM900A board same as Connecting GSM SIM900A module with Ardunio and I am trying to connect it to my USB-rs232 converter. I couldn't find any doc on module itself, has anyone done it? Tnx ...
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How would I connect a GSM SIM900A v3.1 with Arduino UNO?

How would I connect a GSM SIM900A module with Ardunio Uno This is an image of it: Here is the datasheet
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GSM Battery/Amperage Usage

I have a general question. I have a GSM module (adh8066 link to data sheet below) that I purchased from sparkfun. In the data sheet, it states that in tx mode, the module can draw up to 2 amps @ ...
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GSM regulations for 850/900 MHz band and 1800/1900MHz

I understand that GSM regulations establish that transmissions power for two bands must be as follows, -Class 4 (2 W @ 850/900 MHz) -Class 1 (1 W @ 1800/1900MHz) But I also know that lower the ...
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least GSM power in dBm required to send an SMS

I deploy an application in the forest using an M2M module (SIM968). I have read through its datasheet but I am not able to find out what is the least GSM power that should be incident inside the ...
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Fuel Injection Control through OBD port?

I am trying to implement remote control of a car, by connecting a GSM device to OBD port. If someone is using my car, I need to remotely stop the vehicle by sending command. Upon sending STOP ...
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Can Cellphones/ be used for Ad Hoc Communication?

Can Cell Phones be (legally) used Adhoc, (ie, Point-to-Point) Communication? For example, let's say I'm in a remote area of the woods, or a valley. Can I configure cell phones to be used as true ...
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GSM modules or WiFi?

I'm trying to work on a prototype wearable indoor and I am really confused as to how I am going to transfer data fetched from the GPS device to the server. Is ...
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Is it possible to use SIM900 GPIO to control relays without using external MCU?

From the product manual / reference guide it looks like SIM900 / SIM900A is already equipped with 12 GPIOs. But could not find information on how to use these GPIOs to control relays directly, ...
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Low-powered sms > garage port opener

I have my car in a shared garage, with a standard 433mhz garage-port opener. I've been able to clone the opener, so I now have a tiny board with to cables that I can connect, and the garage opens. My ...
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Does a regular signal booster with antenna work for cell phone?

I am not that much familiar with communication and antennas. I want to build a gsm repeater (gsm signal booster), but I am not sure if it works if I do it like the way we do for a radio. What I am ...
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why smartphones don't cause noise on the around speakers

Before the smartphones (or maybe before the some new tech) when a cell phone rings, the speakers around it made noises. Hovewer, nowadays they do not. Why? What changed?
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Power Efficient GSM modules

I am developing a Kit with GSM module which have to receive and send commands. I have gone through many GSM modules(SIM900). All of them consume around 1.5A at burst time. So I am in trouble to ...
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Powering GSM Module from 2 x AA NiMH or 3 x AA alkaline batteries

I'm trying to power a gsm modem from 2 AA NiMH batteries in series, and wonder what my options are. Main consideration is that it needs to be USB rechargeable, so I only have 2 batts to work with. The ...
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GSM ZTE MG2639 module freezes after checking SIM

I'm communicating with my ZTE MG2639 module through UART. Few seconds after powering it and getting +CPIN and +STKPCI it just ...
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SIM900 GSM module power LED on but can't get signal

When I connect my module to power the power LED stays on but I can't get signal LED blinking. I am connecting it to my PC via serial port and using Putty software. I am using a SIM900 Flyscale module. ...
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How to handle nested final result code in AT-command text?

I am writing a parser (a finite state machine to be more precise) for AT-commands and I don't see how to handle a particular corner case: Here is the specifications of the modem communication: When ...
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2.8V UART to 5V MCU - how?

I'm trying to connect ZTE MG2639 to 5V AVR (or USB<->RS232). This module is using 2.8V at IO. How can I do that? Normal voltage divider? And how to check if communication is OK in Putty? Just type ...