Briki MBC-CEL | Meteca


4G LTE + GNSS device

Briki MBC-CEL | Meteca


4G LTE + GNSS device

Briki MBC CEL module | Meteca


4G LTE + GNSS device


The MBC-CEL addresses all those applications that require a single independent, powerful and compact LTE module with integrated GPS functionality.

From prototype to product in a simple and fast way

(4G) LTE CAT1 module + GNSS positioning functionality

2-Brick form factor with integrated SIM socket

Several interfaces available (Camera, LCD, UART, SPI, Audio, USB, analog/digital GPIOs)

LTE and GNSS antennas available on U.FL connectors

Embedded MCU useful to control the LTE/GNSS chip

Debug interfaces exposed for the Cortex MCU


Product size: 51 x 32 mm
Format: 2 brick

  • LTE Cat1 module supporting wireless communication modes of LTE-FDD/GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • LTE Cat1 Uplink up to 5Mbps, Downlink up to 10Mbps
  • Companion MCU: ATSAMD21E15B ARM® Cortex®-M0+ running at 48 MHz
  • GNSS positioning system
  • Mini SIM socket on-board

This product is sold by request as products for industrial use.

The module is available in different versions by hardware configuration and functionalities. Depending on your design, you may prefer one version over the other. Contact us to find the best suited for you!




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Pin description


Meteca offers a complete firmware solution for SAMD21 present on the board, written in C/C++ and fully compatible with Arduino for a fast and simple prototyping process.

The MBC-CEL is programmable using the Arduino IDE or a more professional IDE like Visual Studio Code. The latter, in particular, allows customers to program and debug the SAMD21 using different programming languages and/or SDK like Microchip’s ASF or python, using several debugging devices like ATMEL ICE (link) and/or Segger J-Link (link).

The software suite offered includes a set of tools specifically designed to allow firmware update procedure (via USB for both the MCUs).



The LTE module exposes two UART interfaces one for the LTE function and one for the GNSS function. These two serial interfaces are routed both to the companion MCU and to the module pinout. This allows the module to be controlled via its embedded MCU or by an external device.

Depending on the MBC model chosen and the technology it embeds, the operating voltages may vary considerably.
Always read the instructions carefully, which is available in the module’s documentation you want to use. The MBC-CEL module requires two different power supply, one for the SAMD21 (3.3V with 100mA current capability)
and one for the LTE/GNSS chip (3.8V with at least 2A of peak current capability).

Depending on the MBC model chosen and the technology it embeds, power consumption may vary considerably.
The maximum current draw is up to 2A for small burst – shorter than 1ms – while during normal activity it ranges from
900mA, down to a couple of mA

The AT7672 chip features an AT command based UART interface for the LTE part of the chip and a NMEA based UART interface for the GNSS part. For the complete set of commands available, please refers to the supplied documentation.

If you still haven’t resolved your doubts, or do you need more information about this product please contact us.