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Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Modules for the Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers Data Sheet

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The Cisco® Connected Grid Cellular Modules include 4G LTE and 4G LTE Advanced for the Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000 Series). Our ruggedized cellular modules and CGR 1000 routers together provide a versatile communications platform for a diverse set of Field Area Network (FAN) and Internet-of-Things (IoT) deployments. They also support and extend utility applications such as Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Distribution Automation (DA), integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER), Street Lighting and remote workforce automation.

Product overview

Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Modules deliver service-provider-based (public) wireless WAN connectivity for Cisco 1000 Series Connected Grid Routers (CGR 1000). These modules support, 4G LTE Advanced, 4G LTE, High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA+), and Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) Rev A. The Connected Grid Cellular Modules support the latest Third-Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Release 9 Category 4 LTE standards. The latest release of CGR 1000 Cisco IOS® Software supports one or two cellular modules in the CGR 1000 starting with IOS Release 15.6(3)M1.

Figure 1 Displays the Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Modules

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Figure 1.           

Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Modules

There are several generations (including legacy 3G modules listed at beginning of Table 1) in the Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Module family. They offer utilities a choice of different technologies, carriers, and regions, as defined in Table 1.

Note the end of sale (EOS) of the 3G modules in 2017.

Table 1.             End Of Life Modules

SKU

Description

Region

Technology and supported frequency bands

CGM-3G-HSPA-AB-G

Connected Grid Module - 3G (all bands)

HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/EDGE

Global

GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+: 900 MHz, and 2100 MHz

CGM-3G-HSPA-G

Connected Grid Module - 3G (global)

HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE

North America and rest of world (900 MHz AMI)1

GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+: 2100 MHz

CGM-3G-HSPA-A

Connected Grid Module - 3G AT&T

HSPA+/UMTS/GSM/GPRS/EDGE

AT&T (USA)

GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz UMTS, HSPA+: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, and 2100 MHz

CGM-3G-EVDO-V

Connected Grid Module - 3G Verizon EV-DO Rev A/0/1xRTT

Verizon (USA)

CDMA/EVDO: 800-900 MHz cellular band and 1800-1900 MHz PCS band

CGM-3G-EVDO-S

Connected Grid Module - 3G Sprint EV-DO Rev A/0/1xRTT

Sprint (USA)

GSM, GPRS, EDGE: 850 MHz, 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, and 1900 MHz

UMTS, HSPA+: 850 MHz, 1900 MHz, and 2100 MHz

Table 2.             Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Modules for the CGR 1000 Series

SKU

Description

Region

Technology and supported frequency bands

CGM-4G-LTE-MNA

Connected Grid Module - 4GLTE - North America

Designed to be co-located with CGM-WPAN-FSK-NA

Designed to be co-located with WPAN 902-928 MHz products in the same chassis such as CGM-WPAN-FSK-NA and CGM-WPAN-OFDM-FCC

North America (CGR 1240)

LTE: 700 MHz (band 17), 1900 MHz (band 2 PCS), 700 MHz (band 13), 1900 MHz (band 25 extended PCS) networks; or 1700/2100 MHz (band 4 AWS)

UMTS and HSPA+: 850 MHz (band 5), 1900 MHz (band 2 PCS), and 1700/2100 MHz (band 4 AWS) EVDO Rev A, CDMA 1x BC0, BC1, BC10

Firmware image switching from flash (FW-MC7354-LTE-AT, FWMC7354-LTE- CA or FW-MC7350-LTE-VZ)

CGM-4G-LTE-MNA- AB

Connected Grid Module - 4G LTE – North America

North America (CGR 1120)

LTE: 700 MHz (band 17), 900 MHz (band 8), 1900 MHz (band 2 PCS), 700 MHz (band 13), 1900 MHz (band 25 extended PCS) networks; or 1700/2100 MHz (band 4 AWS)

UMTS and HSPA+: 850 MHz (band 5), 1900 MHz (band 2 PCS), and 1700/2100 MHz (band 4 AWS) EVDO Rev A, CDMA 1x BC0, BC1, BC10

Firmware image switching from flash (FW-MC7354-LTE-AT, FWMC7354-LTE- CA or FW-MC7350-LTE-VZ)

CGM-4G-LTE-GA

Connected Grid Module - 4G LTE – Global

Global

(CGR1120 or CGR1240)

LTE: 800 MHz (band 20), 900 MHz (band 8), 1800 MHz (band 3), 2100 MHz (band 1), or 2600 MHz (band 7)

UMTS and HSPA+: 850 MHz (band 5), 900 MHz (band 8), 1900 MHz (band 2), and 2100 MHz (band 1)

Firmware image switching from flash (FW-MC7304-LTE-AU or FWMC7304- LTE-GB)

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-AB

Connected Grid Module – 4G LTE – North America and EMEA (CGR1120 or CGR1240)

North America and EMEA (CGR1120 or CGR1240)

LTE FDD 2100 MHz (band 1), 1900 MHz (band 2, band 25), 1800 MHz (band 3), 1700 MHz (band 4), 850 MHz (band 5, band 26), 2600 MHz (band 7), 700 MHz (band 12, band 13, band 29), 700 MHz (band 17), 800 MHz (band 20), and TDD LTE 2500 MHz (band 41) at Category 4 LTE speeds.

Backward compatibility:

UMTS and HSPA+: 2100 MHz (band 1), 1900 MHz (band 2), 1800 MHz (band 3), 1700 MHz (band 4), 850 MHz (band 5), 900 MHz (band 8)

Firmware images could be FW-7455-LTE-VZ FW-7455-LTE-AT FW-7455-LTE- GN

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-900

Connected Grid Module – 4G LTE – North America not intended for EMEA, does not support Band 8

*Designed to be co-located with CGM-WPAN-FSK-NA

*Designed to be co-located with WPAN 902-928 MHz products in the same chassis such as CGM-WPAN-FSK-NA and CGM-WPAN-OFDM-FCC

North America not intended for EMEA, does not support Band 8

(CGR1120 or CGR1240)

Cisco LTE FDD 2100 MHz (band 1), 1900 MHz (band 2, band 25), 1800 MHz (band 3), 1700 MHz (band 4), 850 MHz (band 5, band 26), 2600 MHz (band 7), 700 MHz (band 12, band 13, band 29), 800 MHz (band 20), and TDD LTE 2500 MHz (band 41) at Category 4 LTE speeds.

Backward compatibility:

UMTS and HSPA+: 2100 MHz (band 1), 1900 MHz (band 2), 1800 MHz (band 3), 1700 MHz (band 4) and 850 MHz (Band 5)

Firmware images could be FW-7455-LTE-VZ FW-7455-LTE-AT FW-7455-LTE- GN

CGM-4G-LTE-LA-AB

Connected Grid Module – 4G LTE - APJC and LATAM

APJC and LATAM

(CGR1120 or CGR1240)

Cisco LTE FDD 2100 MHz (band 1), 1800 MHz (band 3), 850 MHz (band 5), 2600 (band 7), 900 (band 8), 850 (band18, band19), 1500 (band 21), 700 (band 28) and TDD LTE 2600 (band 38), 1900 (band 39), 2300 (band 40), and 2500 (band 41) at Category 4 LTE speeds.

Backward compatibility:

UMTS and HSPA+: 2100 MHz (band 1), 850 MHz (band 5), 800 MHz (band 6, band 19), 900 MHz (band 8), 1700 MHz (band 9) and TD-SCDMA 1900 MHz (band 39)

Firmware images could be FW-7430-LTE-JN FW-7430-LTE-JN-KD FW-7430- LTE-JN-SB FW-7430-LTE-GN

Table 3 provides 4G LTE specifications for the CGM-4G-LTE modules by SKU numbers.

Table 3.             4G LTE Specifications

Region theaters

CGM-4G-LTE-GA

CGM-4G-LTE-MNA

CGM-4G-LTE-MNA-AB

Bands

LTE bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20

LTE band 2, 4, 13, 17, 25

LTE band 2, 4, 8, 13, 17, 25

Theoretical download/upload speeds*

100 Mbps DL and 50 Mbps UL

UE CAT 3

100 and 50 Mbps

UE CAT 3

100 and 50 Mbps

UE CAT 3

Australia

Yes

No

No

Europe

Yes

No

No

Middle East

Yes

No

No

LATAM and APAC

Yes (dependent upon the carrier’s support for the LTE bands)

Yes (dependent upon the carrier’s support for the LTE bands)

Yes (dependent upon the carrier’s support for the LTE bands)

United States

No

Yes

ATT, Verizon, (firmware image switching)

Yes

Canada

No

Yes

Yes

 

Region theaters

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-AB

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-900

CGM-4G-LTE-LA-AB

Bands

LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12,13, 17, 20, 25, 26,29, 41

LTE bands 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 12,13, 20, 25, 26, 29, 41

LTE bands 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 18, 19, 21, 28, 38, 39, 40, 41

Theoretical download/upload speeds

150 and 50 Mbps

UE CAT4

150 and 50 Mbps

UE CAT4

150 and 50 Mbps

UE CAT4

Australia

No

No

Yes

Europe

Yes

No

No

Middle East

Yes

No

No

LATAM and APAC

No

No

Yes

United States

Yes

Yes (use with WPAN)

No

Canada

Yes

Yes (use with WPAN)

No

Utilities that need to improve business continuity and reduce operating costs should consider these modules. When they add a service provider’s wireless data plan, utilities gain a rapidly deployable solution for remote sites. And these modules make full use of the network services provided by Cisco CGR 1000 routers.

Connected Grid Cellular Modules offer embedded intelligence (such as intelligent WAN sensing and modem reset). Links can be restored automatically, with no need for a service visit.

In addition, Connected Grid Cellular Modules provide detailed diagnostic information about the 3G and 4G WAN links so that utilities can troubleshoot connectivity issues and provide detailed performance logs to their service providers. Refer to the software specifications in Table 4 for more details.

Since Connected Grid Cellular Modules can be deployed in a variety of utility environments worldwide, a variety of antenna and cabling options are offered to address different deployment needs. Please refer to the antenna specifications (Table 6), cable specifications (Table 7), and accessories specifications (Table 7) for more details.

Table 4 shows the hardware specifications for Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Modules, plus a partial listing of regulatory compliance and safety data.1

1 For more information, consult the Cisco Product Approval Database or consult your local Cisco representative (Cisco.com login required).

Table 4.             Hardware Specifications

Feature

Description

Form factor

  CGM-4G-LTE-EA-900: It is allowed to have qty 2 x -900 per CGR platform
  CGM-4G-LTE-EA-AB and CGM-4G-LTE-LA-AB: Max 2 allowed per platform
  All other modules: 1 allowed per platform

Dimensions (H x W x D)

  1.50 in. x 4.24 in. x 5.25 in.
  3.81 cm x 10.77 cm x 13.34 cm

Weight

  0.5 lb

External interfaces

  Cellular Radio Frequency (RF)
   M0/MAIN - Primary RF port; QMA - female
   M1/DIV - Diversity RF port; QMA – female

Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card

  Dual SIM 2 card socket; compliant with ISO-7816-2 (SIM mechanical)

LEDs

  Wireless WAN modem status: LED color (green)
   Off-modem is in reset
   Solid green modem is powered, associated, and authenticated on network
   Slow blink modem is powered, searching for service
   Fast blink data is being transmitted
  Received signal strength indication (RSSI): LED color (green/amber; bi-color)
   Off: RSSI less than or equal to -110
   Solid amber: -110 less than RSSI less than or equal to -90
   Fast green blink: -90 less than RSSI less than or equal to -75
   Slow green blink: -75 less than RSSI less than or equal to -60
   Solid green: RSSI greater than -60
  SVC: LED color (green/amber; bi-color)
   Solid green: LTE or HSPA+ service is enabled
   Blinking green: EV-DO service is enabled
   Off: Neither HSPA+ nor EVDO service is available

Operating conditions

Operating temperature

  -40° C to +65° C (-40° F to 140° F) continuous operating temperature range

Shock and vibration

IEC 61850-3 Class 2

Operating seismic earthquake

IEC 61850-3 Class 2

Altitude

10,000 ft. (3048 m)

Relative humidity

5 to 95 percent non-condensing

Non-operating conditions

Temperature

-40° to +185° F (-40° C to +85° C)

Non-operating relative humidity

5 to 95 percent non-condensing

Altitude

10,000 ft. (3000 m); optimum operating temperature is derated with increasing altitude per IEEE 1613a-2008

Non-operating free-fall drop

4 in. (100 mm)

Non-operating shock and vibration

50 - 60 G (3.76 m/s minimum)

EMC emissions

FCC 47 CFR Part 15 Subpart B

CISPR32: Edition 2: 2015, EN 55032:2015, EN 55032:2012/AC:2013

EN 55022

AS/NZS CISPR 32

KN32: 2015

ICES-003 Issue 6: 2016 (CAN/CSA-CISPR 22-10)

V-3/2015.04 (rules V-2/2015.04)

EN61000-3-2: 2014, EN61000-3-3: 2013

KN 61000-3-2, KN 61000-3-12: 2014,

EN61000-3-11: 2000

EMC immunity

CISPR 35, EN 55024

KN 35

IEC 61000-4-2,3,4,5,6,8,9,16,17,18,29

Industry standards

IEC 61850-3, 2013

IEEE 1613, 2009

EN61000-6-2,4 Industrial EMC

ANSI C63.26

Radio-Cellular

AS/CA S042.1/4:2015 - Communications Alliance

EN 301 489-1, 52 v2.1.1

EN 301 908 – 1, 2, 13, v1.11.1

EN 62311 RF exposure

FCC 47 CFR Part 22, 24, 27

FCC 47 CFR Part 2 MPE

RSS 102,132,133

Safety

USA: UL 60950-1

Canada: CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1

Europe: EN 60950-1

China: GB 60950-1

Australia and New Zealand: AS/NZS 60950-1

Rest of world: IEC 60950-1

CSA-certified to UL/CSA 60950-1, Second Edition

CB report to IEC60950-1, Second Edition, covering all group differences and national deviations

Product modems

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-AB: SWI MC7455MOBILE

CGM-4G-LTE-EA-900: SWI MC7455MOBILE

CGM-4G-LTE-LA-AB: SWI MC7430

CGM-4G-LTE-MNA: SWI MC7354MNA

CGM-4G-LTE-MNA-AB: SWI MC7354

CGM-4G-LTE-GA: SWI MC7304

2 Dual Sim is supported from 15.4(1)CG and later
3 Software support for Sierra Wireless MC74xx only one Cisco IOS Software Release 15.6(3)M1 and later.

Table 5 shows the software specifications for Cisco Connected Grid Cellular Modules.

Table 5.             Software Specifications

Feature

Description

Software compatibility

  15.5(3)M minimum supported Cisco IOS release for 4G LTE modules with modem firmware 5.5.58
or later
  15.6(3)M minimum supported Cisco IOS release for 4G LTE modules with modem MC73xx family
  15.7(3)M minimum supported Cisco IOS release for 4G Dual LTE modules with modem MC74xx family

Important features

  Auto-switch failover between primary and backup link
  Multichannel Interface Processor (MIP) profile configuration
  Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) data retry
  Remotely initiated data call back using voice
  Remotely initiated data call back using SMS
  Remote firmware upgrade over cellular
  Virtual diagnostic monitoring
  Maintenance end point (MEP) lock/unlock capability
  SIM lock/unlock capability

MIBs

  Cellular MIB and traps
  ENTITY MIB
  IF MIB
  Cellular WWAN MIB persistence

Network management and diagnostics

  In-band and out-of-band management using Telnet (Cisco IOS Software Command-Line interface [CL]) and Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), including MIB II and other extensions
  Industry-standard cellular diagnostics and monitoring tools [QUALCOMM CDMA Air Interface Tester (CAIT), and Spirent Universal Diagnostic Monitor (UDM)]

Table 6 lists the antenna options for Connected Grid Cellular Modules.

Table 6.            Antenna Options

Item

Specification

ANT-MP2-I-O-SS-M

  Multipurpose integrated antenna designed to support a Cisco 1240 Connected Grid Router (CGR 1240) for 4G/LTE modules
  Outdoor

ANT-4G-CM-IN-TNC

  Ceiling mount, indoor low-profile antenna
  Integrated 15 ft. LMR-195 cable

ANT-4G-OMNI-OUT-N

  Omnidirectional, stick antenna
  Outdoor

ANT-4G-PNL-OUT-N

  Flat-panel antenna
  Outdoor

ANT-4G-SR-OUT-TNC

  Low-profile outdoor saucer antenna

LTE-ANTM-D

  Dipole, swivel-mount, indoor

ANT-3-4G2G1-O

  Cellular 3-in-1 Two port 2G, 3G, 4G and 1 port GPS Vehicle Mount and Fixed Infrastructure Antenna, with three ports.
  For use with CGR1120

Note:        For an extensive description of antenna options and their potential deployment scenarios, see the Antenna Installation deployment guide

Table 7 lists the RF cable and accessory options for Connected Grid Cellular Modules.

Table 7.             RF Cable and Accessory Options

Item

Specification

Indoor RF cable options for the Cisco 1120 Connected Grid Router (CGR 1120)

CAB-L240-10-Q-N

10-ft (3 m) low-loss LMR 240 cable with QMA and N connectors

CAB-L240-15-Q-N

15-ft (4.5 m) low-loss LMR 240 cable with QMA and N connectors

CAB-L240-20-Q-N

20-ft (6 m) low-loss LMR 240 cable with QMA and N connectors

Outdoor RF cable options for the Cisco CGR 1120 and CGR 1240 models

CAB-L400-5-N-N

5-ft (1.5 m) low-loss LMR 400 cable with N connectors (straight to right angle)

CAB-L400-5-N-NS

5-ft (1.5 m) low-loss LMR 600 cable with N connectors (straight to straight)

CAB-L400-20-N-N

20-ft (6 m) low-loss LMR 400 cable with N connectors

CAB-L600-30-N-N

30-ft (9.14 m) ultra-low-loss LMR 600 cable with N connectors

RF accessories

CGR-LA-NM-NF

Lightning arrestor

CGR-LA-NF-NF

Lightning arrestor

ANT-ADPTR-Q-TNC

QMA to TNC(f) coaxial adapter

Note:        For an extensive description of antenna and cable options and their potential deployment scenarios, see Antenna Installation deployment guide

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