SIM300

HARDWARE SPECIFICATION

SIMCOM Ltd,. 27th Dec 2005

SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential Document Name: Version: Date: Doc Id: Status: SIM300 Hardware Interface Description 01.06 2005-12-27 SIM300_HD_V1.06 Release

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General Notes Simcom offers this information as a service to its customers, to support application and engineering efforts that use Simcom products. The information provided is based upon requirements specifically provided to Simcom by the customers. Simcom has not undertaken any independent search for additional relevant information, including any information that may be in the customer’s possession. Furthermore, system validation of this Simcom product within a larger electronic system remains the responsibility of the customer or the customer’s system integrator. All specifications supplied herein are subject to change. Copyright This document contains proprietary technical information which is the property of SIMCOM Limited., copying of this document and giving it to others and the using or communication of the contents thereof, are forbidden without express authority. Offenders are liable to the payment of damages. All rights reserved in the event of grant of a patent or the registration of a utility model or design. All specification supplied herein are subject to change without notice at any time. Copyright © SIMCOM Limited. 2005

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Contents
Contents ............................................................................................................................................3 Version History .................................................................................................................................7 1 Introduction....................................................................................................................................8 1.1 Related documents ..............................................................................................................8 1.2 Terms and abbreviations......................................................................................................9 2 Product concept............................................................................................................................12 2.1 SIM300 key features at a glance .......................................................................................13 3 Application Interface....................................................................................................................15 3.1 SIM300 Pin description.....................................................................................................15 3.2 Operating modes ...............................................................................................................17 3.3 Power supply.....................................................................................................................18 3.3.1 Power supply pins on the board-to-board connector..............................................19 3.3.2 Minimizing power losses .......................................................................................19 3.3.3 Monitoring power supply .......................................................................................19 3.4 Power up and power down scenarios ................................................................................20 3.4.1 Turn on SIM300 .....................................................................................................20 3.4.2 Turn off SIM300 ....................................................................................................21 3.4.3 Restart SIM300 using the PWRKEY pin ...............................................................24 3.5 Power saving .....................................................................................................................24 3.5.1 Minimum functionality mode.................................................................................24 3.5.2 Sleep mode (Slow Clocking mode)........................................................................25 3.5.3 Wake up SIM300 from SLEEP mode ....................................................................25 3.6 Summary of state transitions (except SLEEP mode) ........................................................26 3.7 RTC backup.......................................................................................................................26 3.8 Serial interfaces.................................................................................................................29 3.8.1 Function of Serial Port 1 & 2 supporting ...............................................................30 3.8.2 Software upgrade and Serial Port...........................................................................31 3.9 Audio interfaces ................................................................................................................32 3.9.1 Speaker interface configuration .............................................................................33 3.9.2 Microphone interfaces configuration .....................................................................34 3.9.3 Earphone interface configuration ...........................................................................34 3.9.4 Referenced Electronic Characteristic .....................................................................35 3.10 Buzzer .............................................................................................................................35 3.11 SIM card interface...........................................................................................................36 3.11.1 SIM card application ............................................................................................36 3.11.2 Design considerations for SIM card holder..........................................................38 3.12 LCD interface..................................................................................................................40 3.13 ADC ................................................................................................................................40 3.14 Behaviors of the /RING line (Serial port1 interface only) ..............................................41 3.15 Network status indication LED lamp ..............................................................................42 3.16 General Purpose Input Output(GPIO).............................................................................43 SIM300_HD_V1.06 Page 3 of 56

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4 Antenna interface .........................................................................................................................44 4.1 Antenna installation...........................................................................................................44 4.1.1 Antenna connector .................................................................................................44 4.1.2 Antenna pad ...........................................................................................................44 4.2 Module RF output power ..................................................................................................44 4.3 Module RF receive sensitivity...........................................................................................45 4.4 Module receive/transmit frequency...................................................................................45 4.5 Antenna gain .....................................................................................................................45 5 Electrical, reliability and radio characteristics .............................................................................46 5.1 Absolute maximum ratings ...............................................................................................46 5.2 Operating temperatures .....................................................................................................46 5.3 Power supply ratings .........................................................................................................47 5.4 Current Consumption ........................................................................................................48 5.5 Electro-Static discharge.....................................................................................................49 6 Mechanics ....................................................................................................................................50 6.1 Mechanical dimensions of SIM300...................................................................................50 6.2 Mounting SIM300 onto the application platform..............................................................51 6.3 Board-to-board connector .................................................................................................51 6.3.1 Mechanical dimensions of the ENTERY 1008-G60N-01R ...................................51 6.3.2 Mechanical dimensions of the MOLEX 53729-0608 ............................................52 6.4 RF Adapter cabling ...........................................................................................................54 6.5 PIN assignment of board-to-board connector of SIM300 .................................................56

Table index:
TABLE 1:RELATED DOCUMENTS ...................................................................................................8 TABLE 2:TERMS AND ABBREVIATIONS........................................................................................9 TABLE 3:SIM300 KEY FEATURES..................................................................................................13 TABLE 4:CODING SCHEMES AND MAXIMUM NET DATA RATES OVER AIR INTERFACE 14 TABLE 5:BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR PIN DESCRIPTION .............................................15 TABLE 6:OVERVIEW OF OPERATING MODES............................................................................17 TABLE 7:AT COMMANDS USED IN ALARM MODE ...................................................................21 TABLE 8:SUMMARY OF STATE TRANSITIONS...........................................................................26 TABLE 9: LOGIC LEVELS OF SERIAL PORTS PINS ......................................................................30 TABLE 10:AUDIO INTERFACE SIGNAL........................................................................................32 TABLE 11:MIC INPUT DC CHARACTERISTICS...........................................................................35 TABLE 12:AUDIO OUTPUT CHARACTERISTICS ........................................................................35 TABLE 13:BUZZER OUTPUT DC CHARACTERISTICS...............................................................35 TABLE 14:SIGNAL OF SIM INTERFACE (BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR) .......................37 TABLE 15:PIN DESCRIPTION (AMPHENOL SIM CARD HOLDER)...........................................39 TABLE 16:PIN DESCRIPTION (MOLEX SIM CARD HOLDER) ..................................................40 TABLE 17:PIN DEFINE OF LCD INTERFACE ...............................................................................40 TABLE 18:ADC PIN OF SIM300.......................................................................................................41 TABLE 19:BEHAVIOURS OF THE /RING LINE.............................................................................41 TABLE 20:WORKING STATE OF NETWORK STATUS INDICATION LED PIN.........................42

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TABLE 21:GPIO PINS OF SIM300....................................................................................................43 TABLE 22:SIM300 RF OUTPUT POWER ........................................................................................44 TABLE 23:SIM300 RF RECEIVE SENSITIVITY.............................................................................45 TABLE 24:SIM300 RECEIVE/TRANSMIT FREQUENCY..............................................................45 TABLE 25:ANTENNA GAIN.............................................................................................................45 TABLE 26:ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM RATINGS ..............................................................................46 TABLE 27:SIM300 OPERATING TEMPERATURE .........................................................................46 TABLE 28:SIM300 POWER SUPPLY RATINGS..............................................................................47 TABLE 29:SIM300 CURRENT CONSUMPTION ............................................................................48 TABLE 30:THE ESD ENDURE STATUE MEASURED TABLE (TEMPERATURE: 25℃, HUMIDITY:45% ) .........................................................................................................................49 TABLE 31:CONNECTION DIAGRAMS ..........................................................................................56

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FIGURE 1:VBAT INPUT....................................................................................................................19 FIGURE 2:VBAT RIPPLE WAVE AT THE MAXIMUM POWER TRANSMIT PHASE.................19 FIGURE 3:TIMING OF TURN ON SYSTEM ...................................................................................20 FIGURE 4:TIMING OF TURN OFF SYSTEM..................................................................................22 FIGURE 5:TIMING OF RESTART SYSTEM....................................................................................24 FIGURE 6:RTC SUPPLY FROM NON-CHARGEABLE BATTERY ...............................................26 FIGURE 7:RTC SUPPLY FROM RECHARGEABLE BATTERY ....................................................27 FIGURE 8:RTC SUPPLY FROM CAPACITOR.................................................................................27 FIGURE 9:PANASONIC EECEMOE204A CHARGE CHARACTERISTIC....................................28 FIGURE 10:MAXELL TC614 CHARGE CHARACTERISTIC ........................................................28 FIGURE 11:SEIKO TS621 CHARGE CHARACTERISTIC .............................................................29 FIGURE 12:INTERFACE OF SERIAL PORTS .................................................................................30 FIGURE 13:INTERFACE OF SOFTWARE UPGRADE ...................................................................31 FIGURE 14:SPEAKER INTERFACE CONFIGURATION ...............................................................33 FIGURE 15:SPEAKER INTERFACE WITH AMPLIFIER CONFIGURATION ..............................33 FIGURE 16:MICROPHONE INTERFACE CONFIGURATION.......................................................34 FIGURE 17:EARPHONE INTERFACE CONFIGURATION............................................................34 FIGURE 18:REFERENCE CIRCUIT FOR BUZZER ........................................................................36 FIGURE 19:SIM INTERFACE REFERENCE CIRCUIT WITH 8 PINS SIM CARD.......................37 FIGURE 20:SIM INTERFACE REFERENCE CIRCUIT WITH 6 PINS SIM CARD.......................38 FIGURE 21:AMPHENOL C707 10M006 049 2 SIM CARD HOLDER............................................38 FIGURE 22:MOLEX 91128 SIM CARD HOLDER...........................................................................39 FIGURE 23:SIM300 SERVICES AS RECEIVER..............................................................................41 FIGURE 24:SIM300 SERVICES AS CALLER..................................................................................42 FIGURE 25:REFERENCE CIRCUIT FOR NETWORK STATUS LED............................................42 FIGURE 26:MECHANICAL DIMENSIONS OF SIM300(UNIT: MM) ......................................50 FIGURE 27:ENTERY 1008-G60N-01R BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR PIN SIDE ..............51 FIGURE 28:ENTERY BOARD TO BOARD CONNECTOR PHYSICAL PHOTO..........................52 FIGURE 29:MOLEX 53729-0608 BOARD-TO-BOARD CONNECTOR PIN SIDE .......................52 FIGURE 30:MOLEX BOARD TO BOARD CONNECTOR PHYSICAL PHOTO ...........................53

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...........06 Page 6 of 56 ..........................................................54 FIGURE 32:RF CONNECTOR MXTK.............................................SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM FIGURE 31:MM9329-2700B..............................................55 SIM300_HD_V1..............................................

the auto-baud and the over temperature power off.01 01.04 01. Delete reset part.03 01.05 01. Modify the ESD characteristics etc. Modify the sleep mode control and the SIM card detection. update Mechanical dimensions sleep mode and board-to-board connector description Add the SIM300 current consumption.06 Description of change Origin Modify the RESET pin DC characteristics etc.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Version History Data 2005-04-13 2005-06-29 2005-08-02 2005-08-23 2005-11-02 2005-11-22 2005-12-27 Version 01. modify the Buzzer pin Add the restart timing figure Add the Software upgrade.02 01.06 Page 7 of 56 . Author anthony anthony anthony anthony anthony anthony anthony SIM300_HD_V1.00 01.

As SIM300 can be integrated with a wide range of applications. electrical and mechanical details. Use of Data Terminal Equipment – Data Circuit terminating Equipment (DTE – DCE) interface for Short Message Service (SMS) and Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+). Specification of the Subscriber Identity Module – Mobile Equipment (SIM – ME) interface Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+).10 SIM300_HD_V1.25ter: GSM 07. Specification of the SIM Application Toolkit for the Subscriber Identity Module – Mobile Equipment (SIM – ME) interface Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2+).06 Page 8 of 56 . user guide. 1.38: GSM 11.00 Serial asynchronous automatic dialing and control [3] [4] Digital cellular telecommunications (Phase 2+). you can use SIM300 module to design and set-up mobile applications quickly.14: [6] GSM 11.1 Related documents Table 1:Related documents SN [1] [2] Document name SIM300_ATC_V01. This document can help you quickly understand SIM300 interface specifications.05: Remark SIM300_ATC_V01. all functional components of SIM300 are described in great detail.07: GSM 07.11: [7] [8] GSM 03.00 ITU-T Draft new recommendation V. With the help of this document and other SIM300 application notes. Alphabets and language-specific information Digital cellular telecommunications system (Phase 2) ; Mobile Station (MS) conformance specification ; Part 1: Conformance specification [5] GSM 11.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 1 Introduction This document describes the hardware interface of the SIMCOM SIM300 module that connects to the specific application and the air interface. AT command set for GSM Mobile Equipment (ME) Digital cellular telecommunications (Phase 2+).

) Frequency Division Multiple Access Full Rate Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying General Packet Radio Service Global Standard for Mobile Communications Half Rate Input/Output Integrated Circuit International Mobile Equipment Identity Normal Current Maximum Load Current Kilo bits per second Light Emitting Diode Page 9 of 56 SIM300_HD_V1.06 .S.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 1. terminal. printer) Data Terminal Ready Discontinuous Transmission Enhanced Full Rate Enhanced GSM Electromagnetic Compatibility Electrostatic Discharge European Telecommunication Standard Federal Communications Commission (U.2 Terms and abbreviations Table 2:Terms and abbreviations Abbreviation ADC ARP ASIC BER BTS CHAP CS CSD CTS DAC DRX DSP DTE DTR DTX EFR EGSM EMC ESD ETS FCC FDMA FR GMSK GPRS GSM HR I/O IC IMEI Inorm Imax kbps LED Description Analog-to-Digital Converter Antenna Reference Point Application Specific Integrated Circuit Bit Error Rate Base Transceiver Station Challenge Handshake Authentication Protocol Coding Scheme Circuit Switched Data Clear to Send Digital-to-Analog Converter Discontinuous Reception Digital Signal Processor Data Terminal Equipment (typically computer.

06 Page 10 of 56 . also referred to as GSM 1900 Protocol Data Unit Point-to-point protocol Radio Frequency Root Mean Square (value) Real Time Clock Receive Direction Subscriber Identification Module Short Message Service Time Division Multiple Access Terminal Equipment. also referred to as TE Mobile Terminated Password Authentication Protocol Packet Switched Broadcast Control Channel Printed Circuit Board Personal Communication System. also referred to as DTE Transmit Direction Universal Asynchronous Receiver & Transmitter Unsolicited Result Code Unstructured Supplementary Service Data Voltage Standing Wave Ratio Maximum Voltage Value Normal Voltage Value Minimum Voltage Value Maximum Input High Level Voltage Value Minimum Input High Level Voltage Value Maximum Input Low Level Voltage Value Minimum Input Low Level Voltage Value Absolute Maximum Input Voltage Value Absolute Minimum Input Voltage Value Maximum Output High Level Voltage Value Minimum Output High Level Voltage Value Maximum Output Low Level Voltage Value Minimum Output Low Level Voltage Value SIMCOM Phonebook abbreviations SIM300_HD_V1.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential Abbreviation Li-Ion MO MS MT PAP PBCCH PCB PCS PDU PPP RF RMS RTC Rx SIM SMS TDMA TE TX UART URC USSD VSWR Vmax Vnorm Vmin VIHmax VIHmin VILmax VILmin VImax VImin VOHmax VOHmin VOLmax VOLmin Description Lithium-Ion Mobile Originated Mobile Station (GSM engine).

06 Page 11 of 56 .SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential Abbreviation FD LD MC ON RC SM NC Description SIM fix dialing phonebook SIM last dialing phonebook (list of numbers most recently dialed) Mobile Equipment list of unanswered MT calls (missed calls) SIM (or ME) own numbers (MSISDNs) list SIMCOM Mobile Equipment list of received calls SIM phonebook Not connect SIM300_HD_V1.

5mA in SLEEP mode. the current consumption to as low as 2. CS-3 and CS-4. CS-2.85 mm . Two audio channels include two microphones inputs and two speaker outputs. z The keypad and SPI LCD interface will give you the flexibility to develop customized applications. SIM300_HD_V1. SIM300 can fit almost all the space requirement in your application. The SIM300 is designed with power saving technique. SIM300 provide RF antenna interface with two alternatives: antenna connector and antenna pad. PDA phone and other mobile device. This can be easily configured by AT command. The SIM300 is integrated with the TCP/IP protocol,Extended TCP/IP AT commands are developed for customers to use the TCP/IP protocol easily. SIM300 is a Tri-band GSM/GPRS engine that works on frequencies EGSM 900 MHz. The antenna connector is MURATA MM9329-2700. And customer’s antenna can be soldered to the antenna pad. z z Two serial ports can help you easily develop your applications. With a tiny configuration of 40mm x 33mm x 2.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 2 Product concept Designed for global market.06 Page 12 of 56 . which is very useful for those data transfer applications. The physical interface to the mobile application is made through a 60 pins board-to-board connector. such as Smart phone. which provides all hardware interfaces between the module and customers’ boards except the RF antenna interface. SIM300 provides GPRS multi-slot class 10 capability and support the GPRS coding schemes CS-1. DCS 1800 MHz and PCS1900 MHz.

6 kbps GPRS data uplink transfer: max. GPRS service and send Page 13 of 56 Two serial interfaces SIM300_HD_V1. PCS 1900. The band can be set by AT COMMAND.4.60 / 06. 85. CS-2. 14.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 2.4 kbps. CB.20) z Full Rate (ETS 06. User can choose preferred mode. z GSM class Transmit power GPRS connectivity Temperature range z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z z Small MS DATA GPRS: CSD: SMS FAX SIM interface External antenna Audio features Group 3 Class 1 Supported SIM card: 1. 9.8. and default band is EGSM 900 and DCS 1800.8 kbps Coding scheme: CS-1. The SIM300 integrates the TCP/IP protocol. Compliant to GSM Phase 2/2+ Class 4 (2W) at EGSM900 Class 1 (1W) at DCS1800 and PCS 1900 GPRS multi-slot class 10 GPRS mobile station class B Normal operation: -20°C to +55°C Restricted operation: -25°C to -20°C and +55°C to +70°C Storage temperature -40°C to +80°C GPRS data downlink transfer: max.6.5mA z SIM300 Tri-band: EGSM 900.50 / 06.5V Typical power consumption in SLEEP mode to 2.1 SIM300 key features at a glance Table 3:SIM300 key features Feature Power supply Power saving Frequency bands Implementation Single supply voltage 3.3V Connected via 50 Ohm antenna connector or antenna pad Speech codec modes: z Half Rate (ETS 06. 42. CS-3 and CS-4 SIM300 supports the protocols PAP (Password Authentication Protocol) usually used for PPP connections. DCS 1800. Text and PDU mode SMS storage: SIM card Support transmission of SMS alternatively over CSD or GPRS. 4.10) z Enhanced Full Rate (ETS 06.06 . Support Packet Switched Broadcast Control Channel (PBCCH) CSD transmission rates: 2.8V . non-transparent Unstructured Supplementary Services Data (USSD) support MT. MO.4V – 4.80) z Echo suppression z z Serial Port 1 Seven lines on Serial Port Interface Serial Port 1 can be used for CSD FAX.

3 mm (excluding application connector) Weight: 8g Firmware upgradeable over serial interface Firmware upgrade Table 4:Coding schemes and maximum net data rates over air interface Coding scheme CS-1: CS-2: CS-3: CS-4: 1 Timeslot 9.6kbps SIM300_HD_V1. RC.15 x 33±0. Serial port 2 Two lines on Serial Port Interface /TXD and /RXD Serial Port 2 only used for transmitting AT command.14 Release 98 Implemented Programmable via AT command Size: 40±0.4kbps 85.3±0.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential z z z z Phonebook management SIM Application Toolkit Real time clock Timer function Physical characteristics SIMCOM AT command of controlling module. Supported phonebook types: SM.6kbps 21.15 x 2.6kbps 62. FD. Serial Port 1 can use multiplexing function.4kbps 15.8kbps 4 Timeslot 36. but you can not use the Serial Port 2 at the same time. LD. Supports SAT class 3.2kbps 53.1kbps 26.2kbps 42.15 x 33±0.4kbps 2 Timeslot 18.3 mm (including application connector) 40±0.06 Page 14 of 56 . Autobauding supports baud rate from 1200 bps to 115200bps. ON. GSM 11.15 x 3. MC.8kbps 31.85±0.05kbps 13.

There we also order information for mating connectors.5V Vmin=3.4V Vnorm=4. It must be able to provide sufficient current in a transmit burst which typically rises to 2A.0V voltage for external circuit.2V Vnorm=1.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 3 Application Interface All hardware interfaces except RF interface that connects SIM300 to the customers’ cellular application platform is through a 60-pin 0.4V. 3. Otherwise.5V. the system is off. When the voltage is low.mostly.85V Vnorm=3.15V Vmin=2. user can judge the system is on or off.0V Vmin=1..4. The power supply of SIM300 has to be a single voltage source of VBAT= 3.5mm pitch board-to-board connector. Sub-interfaces included in this board-to-board connector are described in detail in following chapters: z Power supply (see Chapters 3.1 SIM300 Pin description Table 5:Board-to-Board Connector pin description Power Supply PIN NAME VBAT I/O DESCRIPTION Eight BAT pins of the board-to-board connector are dedicated to connect the supply voltage. By measure this pin. Current output for backup battery when the main battery is present and the backup battery in low voltage state. these 8 pins are voltage input I/O Current input for RTC when the battery is not supplied for the system.0V VRTC Vmax=2.3) z Dual serial interface (see Chapter 3.8V Inorm= 20uA VDD_EXT O Vmax=3. Supply 3. Digital ground Page 15 of 56 DC CHARACTERISTICS Vmax= 4.8) z Two analog audio interfaces (see Chapter 3.10) Electrical and mechanical characteristics of the board-to-board connector are specified in Chapter 6.06 .0V Imax=60mA GND SIM300_HD_V1.9) z SIM interface (see Chapter 3. the system is on..

7*VDD_EXT VIHmax= VDD_EXT+0.3 *VDD_EXT VIHmin=0.7*VDD_EXT VIHmax= VDD_EXT+0.3*VDD_EXT VIHmin=0.3*VBAT VIHmin=0.3 VOLmin=GND . Because the system need margin time assert the software.7*VBAT VImax=VBAT Audio interfaces PIN NAME MIC1P MIC1N MIC2P MIC2N SPK1P SPK1N SPK2P SPK2N Buzzer AGND General purpose input/output PIN NAME KBC0~KBC4 KBR0~KBR4 SPI_DATA SPI_CLK SPI_CS SPI_D/C SPI_RST Network LED I/O I I O O O DESCRIPTION Positive and negative voice-band input Auxiliary positive voice-band input and negative DC CHARACTERISTICS Audio DC Characteristics refer to chapter 3.2V VOHmin= VDD_EXT-0. PWRKEY get a low level Voltage for user to power on or power off the system. All of the GPOs are initial low without any setting from AT command.3 VOLmin=GND VOLmax=0. DC CHARACTERISTICS VILmin=0V VILmax=0.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential Power on or power off PIN NAME PWRKEY I/O I DESCRIPTION Voltage input for power on key.9.4 Positive and negative voice-band output Auxiliary positive voice-band output Buzzer Output Analog ground and negative I/O O I I/O O O O O O I/O I/O I I O I O DESCRIPTION The GPO can be configured by AT command for outputting high or low level voltage.2 VOHmax= VDD_EXT GPIO8 Serial 1 interface PIN NAME DTR RXD TXD RTS CTS SIM300_HD_V1. The user should keep pressing the key for a moment when power on or power off the system. SIMCOM DC CHARACTERISTICS VILmax=0.06 Normal Input/Output Port DESCRIPTION Data Terminal Ready Receive Data Transmit Data Request to Send Clear to Send Page 16 of 56 DC CHARACTERISTICS VILmin=0V VILmax=0.

3.2V VOHmin= SIM_VDD-0. Table 6:Overview of operating modes Mode Normal operation Function GSM/GPRS SLEEP Module will automatically go into SLEEP mode if DTR is set to high level and there is no on air or audio activity is required and no hardware interrupt (such as GPIO interrupt or data on serial port). Page 17 of 56 SIM300_HD_V1. During sleep mode.2 VOHmax= VDD_EXT O O O I Ring Indicator Data Carrier detection Serial interface for debugging and communication Serial 2 interface DBGTX DBGRX SIM interface PIN NAME SIM_VDD I/O O DESCRIPTION Voltage Supply for SIM card DC CHARACTERISTICS The voltage can be select by software either 1.06 .4V SIM_I/O SIM_CLK SIM_PRESENCE SIM_RST I/O O I O SIM Data Output SIM Clock SIM Card Detection SIM Reset AUXADC PIN NAME ADC0 I/O I DESCRIPTION General purpose analog to digital converter.2 VOHmax= SIM_VDD DC CHARACTERISTICS Input voltage value scope 0V to 2.8V VILmin=0V VILmax=0.8v or 2.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential RI DCD SIMCOM VOLmax=0.3 VOLmin=GND VOLmax=0. the module can still receive paging message and SMS from the system normally. In this case. the current consumption of module will reduce to the minimal level.7*SIM_VDD VIHmax= SIM_VDD+0.2 Operating modes The following table summarizes the various operating modes. each operating modes is referred to in the following chapters.2V VOHmin= VDD_EXT-0.3*SIM_VDD VIHmin=0.

a local bypass capacitor is recommended. SIM300 will not be registered to GSM network and only parts of AT commands can be available. but no data is currently sent or received. only the power supply for the RTC is remained. power consumption is related with network settings (e. The serial interfaces are not accessible.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential GSM IDLE GSM TALK SIMCOM Software is active. uplink / downlink data rates and GPRS configuration (e. the RF part of the module will not work or the SIM card is not accessible. In this case. power control level).4. The following figure is the recommended circuit.5V. low ESR) is recommended.06 Page 18 of 56 . the ripple in a transmit burst may cause voltage drops when current consumption rises to typical peaks of 2A. used multi-slot settings).3 Power supply The power supply of SIM300 is from a single voltage source of VBAT= 3. CSD connection is going on between two subscribers. SIM300_HD_V1..4V. GPRS IDLE GPRS DATA POWER DOWN Normal shutdown by sending the “AT+CPOWD=1” command or using the PERKEY. Multi-layer ceramic chip (MLCC) capacitors can provide the best combination of low ESR and small size but may not be cost effective. Module is ready for GPRS data transfer. Use the “AT+CFUN” command can set the module to a minimum functionality mode without remove the power supply. power consumption depends on network settings and GPRS configuration (e. A lower cost choice may be a 100 µF tantalum capacitor (low ESR) with a small (1 µF to 10µF) ceramic in parallel. So the power supply must be able to provide sufficient current up to 2A..g.g. Software is not active. Minimum functionality mode (without remove power supply) Alarm mode 3. or RF part and SIM card be closed all. The power management ASIC disconnects the power supply from the base band part of the module. hopping sequences. Operating voltage (connected to VBAT) remains applied. In this case. Module has registered to the GSM network.g. In some case. the serial interfaces is still accessible. which is illustrated as following figure. In this case. The power consumption in this case is very low. For the VBAT input. the power consumption depends on network settings such as DTX off/on. In this case. There is GPRS data in transfer (PPP or TCP or UDP). FR/EFR/HR. antenna. and the module is ready to send and receive. And the capacitors should put as closer as possible to the SIM300 VBAT pins. multi-slot settings). A capacitor (about 100µF. RTC alert function launches this restricted operation while the module is in POWER DOWN mode.

It returns the battery voltage 1-100 percent of capacity and actual value measured at VBAT and GND.4V even in a transmit burst during which the current consumption may rise up to 2A.7Ω) and CB=4. BACKUP can be used to back up the RTC.3. the module may be switched off. CA=100 µF tantalum capacitor (ESR=0.4V.7µF.1 Power supply pins on the board-to-board connector Eight VBAT pins of the board-to-board connector are dedicated to connect the supply voltage.06 Page 19 of 56 . VBAT maximum output current =2A.3. You should also take the resistance of the power supply lines on the host board or of battery pack into account. the test condition is VBAT=4. 3. B Figure 2:VBAT ripple wave at the maximum power transmit phase 3. four GND pins are recommended for grounding. Please make sure that the input voltage will never drops below 3.3 Monitoring power supply To monitor the supply voltage.0V. The voltage is continuously measured at intervals depending on the operating mode. Using the board-to-board connector will be the best way to reduce the voltage drops. If the power voltage drops below 3. 3.3. The SIM300_HD_V1. you can use the “AT+CBC” command which include three parameters: voltage percent and voltage value (in mV).SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 1:VBAT input The following figure is the VBAT voltage ripple wave at the maximum power transmit phase.2 Minimizing power losses Please pay special attention to the supply power when you are designing your applications.

3. SIM300 will send out following result code to indicate the module is ready to operate: RDY SIM300_HD_V1.4.4. The power on scenarios illustrate as following figure.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM displayed voltage (in mV) is averaged over the last measuring period before the AT+CBC command was executed.06 Page 20 of 56 . Figure 3:Timing of turn on system When power on procedure complete.1. For details please refer to document [1] 3.4.1 Turn on SIM300 using the PWRKEY pin (Power on) You can turn on the SIM300 by driving the PWRKEY to a low level voltage for period time.1.1.2) Note: Only enter AT command through serial port after SIM300 is power on and Unsolicited Result Code “RDY” is received from serial port. z Via RTC interrupt: starts ALARM modes (see chapter 3.4 Power up and power down scenarios 3.1).1 Turn on SIM300 SIM300 can be turned on by various ways. which are described in following chapters: z Via PWRKEY pin: starts normal operating mode (see chapter 3.2.

SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential 3. and the others can be used as well as in normal mode. SIM300 goes into the Alarm mode.1. In ALARM mode.4. In this case. However.4.3. In alarm mode. 1 command. Once the alarm time expires and executed. if the software protocol is started by AT+CFUN=1. driving the PWRKEY to a low level voltage for a period will cause SIM300 to power down (Please refer to the power down scenarios in 3.1). The alert function of RTC makes the SIM300 wake up while the module is power off.2.2 Turn off SIM300 Following procedure can be used to turn off the SIM300: z Normal power down procedure: Turn off SIM300 using the PWRKEY pin z Normal power down procedure: Turn off SIM300 using AT command z Under-voltage automatic shutdown: Takes effect if Under-voltage is detected z Over-temperature automatic shutdown: Takes effect if Over-temperature is detected SIM300_HD_V1. Use the AT+CALARM command to set the alarm time. The RTC remains the alarm time if SIM300 was power down by “AT+CPOWD=1” or by PWRKEY pin. it will return 0 which indicates that the protocol stack is closed. Thus the parts of AT commands related with SIM card and Protocol stack will not accessible. Then after 90S. during Alarm mode. the process of automatic power down will not available. SIM300 will send out an Unsolicited Result Code (URC): RDY    ALARM MODE During Alarm mode. SIM300 will not register to GSM network and the software protocol stack is close. using AT+CFUN command to query the status of software protocol stack.2 Turn on SIM300 using the RTC (Alarm mode)。 SIMCOM Alarm mode is a power-on approach by using the RTC. SIM300 will power down automatically. The table follow briefly summarizes the AT commands that are used usually during alarm mode. for details of the instructions refer to document [1]: Table 7:AT commands used in Alarm mode AT command AT+CALARM AT+CCLK AT+CPOWD AT+CFUN USE Set alarm time Set data and time of RTC Power down Start or close the protocol stack 3.06 Page 21 of 56 .

only the RTC is still active. only the RTC is still active.2 Turn off SIM300 using AT command You can use an AT command “AT+CPOWD=1” to turn off the module.06 Page 22 of 56 . Figure 4:Timing of turn off system 3.4. Before switching off the module will send out result code: POWER DOWN After this moment. This command will let the module to log off from the network and allow the software to enter into a secure state and safe data before completely disconnect the power supply. Module enters the POWER DOWN mode.4.2. which is a low level voltage in this mode. Before the completion of the switching off procedure the module will send out result code: POWER DOWN After this moment.1 Turn off SIM300 using the PWRKEY pin (Power down) SIMCOM You can turn off the SIM300 by driving the PWRKEY to a low level voltage for period time. no any AT commands can be executed. POWER DOWN can also be indicated by VDD_EXT pin.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential 3. SIM300_HD_V1. Module enters the POWER DOWN mode. The power down scenarios illustrate as following Figure. no any AT commands can be executed. This procedure will let the module to log off from the network and allow the software to enter into a secure state and save data before completely disconnect the power supply.2. POWER DOWN can also be indicated by VDD_EXT pin.

3.4 Over-temperature automatic shutdown Software will constantly monitors the temperature of the module.3 Under-voltage automatic shutdown SIMCOM Software will constantly monitors the voltage applied on the VBAT. If the measured temperature is equal or higher than 90℃. the following URC will be presented: POWER LOW WARNNING If the measured battery voltage is no more than 3.06 Page 23 of 56 . you can use the “AT+CMTE” command to measure the temperature when the module power on.5V. the following URC will be presented: +CMTE:2 If the measured temperature is equal or lower than -40℃. if the measured battery voltage is no more than 3. if the measured temperature is equal or higher than 85℃. The module will log off from network and enters POWER DOWN mode. the following URC will be presented: +CMTE:-2 After this moment. POWER DOWN can also be indicated by VDD_EXT pin.4.2. POWER DOWN can also be indicated by VDD_EXT pin. the following URC will be presented: +CMTE:-1 The uncritical temperature range is -40℃ to 90℃. which is a low level voltage in this mode.2. the following URC will be presented: +CMTE:1 If the measured temperature is equal or lower than -35℃. no further more AT commands can be executed. only the RTC is still active. no further more AT commands can be executed.4V. the following URC will be presented: POWER LOW DOWN After this moment. To monitor the temperature. which is a low level voltage in this mode. For details please refer to document [1] SIM300_HD_V1. If the measured temperature is equal or beyond this range.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential which is a low level voltage in this mode. Please refer to document [1] for detail about the AT command of “AT+CPOWD”. The module will log off from network and enters POWER DOWN mode. 3.4. the module will be automatic shutdown soon. only the RTC is still active.

same as turn on SIM300 using the PWRKEY pin.3 Restart SIM300 using the PWRKEY pin You can restart SIM300 by driving the PWRKEY to a low level voltage for period time. This mode is set with the “AT+CFUN” command which provides the choice of the functionality levels <fun>=0,1,4 z z z 0: minimum functionality. 4: disable phone both transmit and receive RF circuits.06 Page 24 of 56 . you need delay at least 500mS from detecting the VDD_EXT low level on. minimizes the current consumption to the lowest level. The restart scenarios illustrate as the following figure.5.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 3.5 Power saving There are two methods to achieve SIM300 module extreme low power. 3. SIM300_HD_V1.4. Before restart the SIM300. “AT+CFUN” is used to set module into minimum functionality mode and /DTR hardware interface signal can be used to set system to be SLEEP mode (or Slow clocking mode).1 Minimum functionality mode Minimum functionality mode reduces the functionality of the module to a minimum and. Figure 5:Timing of restart system 3. 1: full functionality (Default). thus.

3.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM If SIM300 has been set to minimum functionality by “AT+CFUN=0”. the following method can wake up the module. If SIM300 has disable all RF function by “AT+CFUN=4”. please refer to [1]. but all AT commands need RF function or SIM card function will not accessible.5. For Detailed info about “AT+CFUN”. SIM300 can still receive paging or SMS from network. it requests to set AT command “AT+CSCLK=1” to enable the sleep mode. the serial ports is still accessible. z Receive a voice or data call from network to wake up SIM300. In this mode. that can’t make the module enter sleep mode. z Receive a SMS from network to wake up SIM300 z RTC alarm expired to wake up SIM300. When SIM300 is in minimum functionality or has been disable all RF functionality by “AT+CFUN=4”. in this case. the serial port is not accessible.5. SIM300_HD_V1.06 Page 25 of 56 . Note: For SIM300. then the RF function and SIM card function will be closed. it can return to full functionality by “AT+CFUN=1”. the serial ports is still active in this case but all AT commands need RF function will not accessible. In SLEEP mode. at the same time there is no on air or audio activity is required and no hardware interrupt (such as GPIO interrupt or data on serial port). the default value is 0.3 Wake up SIM300 from SLEEP mode When SIM300 is SLEEP mode. The serial port will be active after DTR change to low level about 20ms.2 Sleep mode (Slow Clocking mode) Through DTR signal control SIM300 module to enter or exit the SLEEP mode in customer applications. 3. When DTR is in high level. z Enable DTR pin to wake up SIM300. If DTR Pin is pull down to a low level,this signal will wake up SIM300 from power saving mode. for more details please refer to our AT command list. SIM300 will enter SLEEP mode automatically. then RF function will be closed.

and then switch off the module.06 Page 26 of 56 . The following figures show various sample circuits for RTC backup.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 3. Figure 6:RTC supply from non-chargeable battery SIM300_HD_V1.6 Summary of state transitions (except SLEEP mode) Table 8:Summary of state transitions Further mode POWER DOWN Current mode POWER DOWN Normal mode AT+CPOWD or use PWRKEY pin Use PWRKEY Switch on from POWER DOWN mode bye RTC Set alarm by “AT+CALARM”. You need only a coin-cell battery or a super-cap to PIN 15 to backup power supply for RTC.2K resistance has been integrated in SIM300 module used for restricting current. When the timer expire. There is an 8.7 RTC backup The RTC (Real Time Clock) power supply of module can be provided by an external battery or a battery (rechargeable or non-chargeable) through PIN 15 on the board-to-board connector. the module turn on and enter Alarm mode Alarm mode Use PWRKEY pin or wait module switch off automatically Use AT+CFUN Normal mode Alarm mode 3.

but have higher capacity than the double layer capacitors resulting in longer backup times.06 Page 27 of 56 . SIM300_HD_V1.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 7:RTC supply from rechargeable battery Figure 8:RTC supply from capacitor z Li-battery backup Rechargeable Lithium coin cells such as the TC614 from Maxell. Note that the rechargeable Lithium type coin cells generally come pre-charged from the vendor. are also small in size. Typical charge curves for each cell type are shown in following figures. or the TS621 from Seiko.

SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 9:Panasonic EECEMOE204A Charge Characteristic Figure 10:Maxell TC614 Charge Characteristic SIM300_HD_V1.06 Page 28 of 56 .

SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 11:Seiko TS621 Charge Characteristic Note: Gold-capacitance backup Some suitable coin cells are the electric double layer capacitors available from Seiko (XC621).2 F to 0.3 F. They have a small physical size (6.06 Page 29 of 56 . giving hours of backup time. or from Panasonic (EECEM0E204A). The GSM module is designed as a DCE (Data Communication Equipment). the module and the client (DTE) are connected through the following signal (as following figure shows).8 mm diameter) and a nominal capacity of 0. Autobauding supports baud rate from 1200 bps to 115200bps. Serial port 1 z Port/TXD @ Client sends data to the RXD signal line of module z Port/RXD @ Client receives data from the TXD signal line of module Serial port 2 z Port/TXD @ Client sends data to the DGBRXD signal line of module z Port/RXD @ Client receives data from the DGBTXD signal line of module All pins of two serial ports have 8mA driver.8 Serial interfaces SIM300 provides two unbalanced asynchronous serial ports. following the traditional DCE-DTE (Data Terminal Equipment) connection. the logic levels are described in following table SIM300_HD_V1. 3.

Control lines /DTR. Serial Port 1 can use multiplexing function. and 115200bps.3*VDD_EXT VDD_EXT +0.3 0. 19200. 38400. 4800. z Autobauding supports the communication rate as following: 1200.1 Function of Serial Port 1 & 2 supporting Serial port 1 z Seven lines on Serial Port Interface z Contains Data lines /TXD and /RXD. 57600. 19200. 9600. 57600.8. but you cannot use the Serial Port 2 at the same time. 4800. 2400. /DCD and RING. State lines /RTS and /CTS.2 Max 0. z Serial Port 1 can be used for CSD FAX. 115200 Default as 115200bps.06 Page 30 of 56 . 38400. 2400.2 VDD_EXT Unit V V V V Figure 12:Interface of serial ports                      3. GPRS service and send AT command of controlling module. 9600.7 *VDD_EXT GND VDD_EXT -0.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Table 9: Logic levels of serial ports pins Parameter Logic low input Logic high input Logic low output Logic high output Min 0 0. SIM300_HD_V1. z Serial Port 1 supports the communication rate as following: 1200.

115200 Note: You should configure the serial port2 by AT command of “AT+UART” before you can use serial port2. FAX call. Please refer to the “SIM300 Dual Serial Ports User Guide” and document [1] for detail. And the Serial port 2 can not use multiplexing function. The user also can add a switch between the PWRKEY and the GND.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Serial port 2 z Two lines on Serial Port Interface z Only contains Data lines /TXD and /RXD z Serial Port 2 only used for transmitting AT command. The PWRKEY should be connected to the GND when SIM300 is upgrading software.06 Page 31 of 56 . Please refer to the following figure.8. 19200. the TXD、RXD should be used for software upgrade and the DBG_TXD、DBG_RXD for software debug. SIM300_HD_V1. 38400. The PWRKEY pin is recommended to connect to the IO connector.2 Software upgrade and Serial Port The TXD、RXD、DBG_TXD、DBG_RXD、GND must be connected to the IO connector when user need to upgrade software and debug software. 3. Figure 13:Interface of software upgrade Note: You should match the level of serial port between DCE and DTE. 57600. It cannot be used for CSD call. z Serial port 2 supports the communication rate as following: 9600.

use AT+ECHO to set the parameters for echo suppression. One of the two channels is typically used with a microphone built into a handset. The AIN1 and AIN2 channels are identical. which may be used for both microphone and line inputs.If you want to adopt a amplifier circuit for audio. you can use AT+CMIC to set the input gain level of microphone. we commend National company’s LM4890. you can use AT+SIDET to set the side-tone level.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 3. As show in following Figures(Note : all components package are 0603) . It is suggested that you adopt the one of following two matching circuits in order to satisfy speaker effect。 The difference audio signals have to be layout according to difference signal layout rules.06 Page 32 of 56 . please refer to [1].9 Audio interfaces Table 10:Audio interface signal Name Mic1p (AIN1/AOUT1) Mic1n Spk1p Spk1n (AIN2/AOUT2) Mic2p Mic2n Spk2p Spk2n Pin 53 55 54 56 57 59 58 60 Function Microphone1 input + Microphone1 input Audio1 output+ Audio1 outputMicrophone2 input + Microphone2 input Audio2 output+ Audio2 output- The module provides two Analogy input channels. But you can select it according to your needs. AIN1 and AIN2. Also. For detail. The Module Analogy input configuration is determined by control register settings and established using Analogy multiplexes. The other channel is typically used with an external microphone or external line input. For each channels. SIM300_HD_V1.

06 Page 33 of 56 .9.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential 3.1 Speaker interface configuration SIMCOM Figure 14:Speaker interface configuration Figure 15:Speaker interface with amplifier configuration SIM300_HD_V1.

06 Page 34 of 56 .3 Earphone interface configuration Figure 17:Earphone interface configuration SIM300_HD_V1.9.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential 3.9.2 Microphone interfaces configuration SIMCOM Figure 16:Microphone interface configuration 3.

The output volume of buzzer can be set by “AT+CRSL”.25 Max 2.8 8 Max 3.2 2.5477 Vpp 27 32 1.5477 Vpp Ohm Vpp Min 27 Typ 32 1.5 300 Unit V uA k Ohms Table 12:Audio Output Characteristics Parameter Single Ended Normal Output(SPK1) Differential load Resistance Ref level load Resistance Ref level Single Ended load Resistance Ref level load Resistance Ref level 27 32 0.06 Page 35 of 56 .4 Referenced Electronic Characteristic SIMCOM Table 11:MIC Input DC Characteristics Parameter Working Voltage Working Current External Microphone Load Resistance 5 1.9.3 Unit V mA k Ohms 3. The reference circuit for buzzer as SIM300_HD_V1.2 Min Typ 1.10 Buzzer The PIN 36 on the board-to-board connector can be used to drive a buzzer to indicate incoming call.0954 27 32 0.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential 3.0954 Max Unit Ohm Vpp Auxiliary Output(SPK2) Differential Table 13:Buzzer Output DC Characteristics Parameter Working Voltage Working Current Load Resistance 1 Min 2.4 Typ 2.

Logic levels are as described in table SIM300_HD_V1. Both 1. please refer to [1].11 SIM card interface 3. For more information.8V. The SIM interface is powered from an internal regulator in the module having nominal voltage 2. The SIM interface supports the functionality of the GSM Phase 1 specification and also supports the functionality of the new GSM Phase 2+ specification for FAST 64 kbps SIM (intended for use with a SIM application Tool-kit).06 Page 36 of 56 .1 SIM card application You can use AT Command to get information in SIM card.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential shown as following Figure: SIMCOM Figure 18:Reference circuit for Buzzer 3.0V SIM Cards are supported. All pins reset as outputs driving low.11.8V and 3.

st. The SIM_PRESENCE pin is used for detecting the SIM card removal. SIM Card data I/O SIM Card Clock SIM Card Reset SIM Card Presence Following is the reference circuit about SIM interface.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential Table 14:Signal of SIM interface (board-to-board connector) Pin 19 21 23 25 16 Signal SIM_VDD SIM_I/O SIM_CLK SIM_RST SIM_PRESENCE Description SIMCOM SIM Card Power output automatic output on SIM mode,one is 3. please refer to document [1]: You can select the 8 pins SIM card.com ) ESDA6V1W5 or ON SEMI (www.com ) SMF05C for “ESD ANTI”. The 22Ω resistors showed in the following figure should be added in series on the IO line between the module and the SIM card for matching the impedance. Current is about 10mA.06 Page 37 of 56 . The pull up resistor (about 10KΩ) must be added on the SIM_I/O line.8V±10%. For detail of this AT command.onsemi.0V±10%. You can use the AT command “AT+CSDT” to set the SIMCARD configure. Figure 19:SIM interface reference circuit with 8 pins SIM card SIM300_HD_V1. The reference circuit about 8 pins SIM card illustrates as following figure. We recommend an Electro-Static discharge device ST (www. another is 1.

amphenol.2 Design considerations for SIM card holder For 6 pins SIM card.com for more information about the holder. Figure 20:SIM interface reference circuit with 6 pins SIM card   3. we recommend to use Amphenol C707 10M006 049 2 . The reference circuit about 6 pins SIM card illustrate as following figure.11.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM If you don’t use the SIM card detection function.You can visit http://www. Figure 21:Amphenol C707 10M006 049 2 SIM card holder SIM300_HD_V1. you can let the SIM_PRESENCE pin NC or connect to the GND.06 Page 38 of 56 .

com for more information about the holder.molex.You can visit http://www. SIM Card data I/O. Figure 22:Molex 91128 SIM card holder SIM300_HD_V1. it can identify automatically the SIM Card power mode,one is 3. For 8 pins SIM card.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Table 15:Pin description (Amphenol SIM card holder)  Pin C1 C2 C3 C5 C6 C7 Signal SIM_VDD SIM_RST SIM_CLK GND VPP SIM_I/O Description SIM Card Power supply.06 Page 39 of 56 .8V±10%. we recommend to use Molex 91128. another is 1. Current is about 10mA.0V±10%. Connect to GND. SIM Card Clock. SIM Card Reset. Not connect.

0V±10%. User can use AT command “AT+CADC” to read the voltage value added on ADC pin. it can identify automatically the SIM Card power mode, one is 3.8V±10%.) as voltage input pin.12 LCD interface SIM300 provides a serial LCD display interface that supports serial communication with LCD device. another is 1. LCD interface timing should be united with the LCD device. When use as LCD interface. Detect SIM Card Presence C2 C3 C4 C5 C6 C7 C8 SIM_RST SIM_CLK GND GND VPP SIM_I/O SIM_PRESENCE 3. SIM Card Reset. These are composite pins that can be used as GPIO ports or LCD display interface according to your application. Connect to GND. SIM Card data I/O. For detail of this AT command. Not connect. Table 17:PIN define of LCD interface Pin (On board-to-board connector) 18 20 22 24 26 Name SPI_DATA SPI_CLK SPI_CS SPI_D/C SPI_RST Function Display data output Display clock for LCD Display enable Display data or address select LCD reset 3. which can be used to detect the values of some external items such as voltage、 temperature etc.13 ADC SIM300 provides one auxiliary ADC (General purpose analog to digital converter. SIM300_HD_V1.06 Page 40 of 56 . please refer to document [1]].SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Table 16:Pin description (Molex SIM card holder) Pin C1 Signal SIM_VDD Description SIM Card Power supply. SIM Card Clock. Connect to GND. the following table is the pin define. Current is about 10mA.

change to high Data calling Change low,then: (1)Change to high when establish calling.14 Behaviors of the /RING line (Serial port1 interface only) Table 19:Behaviours of the /RING line State Standby Voice calling RI respond High Change low. signal ring will maintain high. (2)Use AT command ATH the RING hold low. (3)Sender hang up.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential Table 18:ADC pin of SIM300 Name ADC0 Pin (On board-to-board connector) 52 Input voltage scope( V ) 0 – 2. following is timing of ring. then change to HIGH. (2)Use AT command ATH the RING hold low. then: (1)Change to high when establish calling. If the module is used as caller.4 SIMCOM 3.The ring will change to LOW and hold LOW level at least 200 ms. But when it is used as receiver. Figure 23:SIM300 Services as Receiver SIM300_HD_V1. SMS When receive SMS .06 Page 41 of 56 .

15 Network status indication LED lamp The PIN 30 on the board-to-board connector can be used to drive a network status indication LED lamp.06 Page 42 of 56 . show as following Figure: Figure 25:Reference circuit for Network status LED SIM300_HD_V1.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 24:SIM300 Services as caller 3. The working state of this pin is listed in following table: Table 20:Working state of network status indication LED pin State Off 64ms On/ 800ms Off 64ms On/ 3000ms Off 64ms On/ 300ms Off SIM300 function SIM300 is not running SIM300 does not find the network SIM300 find the network GPRS communication We provide a reference circuitry for you.

06 Page 43 of 56 .16 General Purpose Input Output(GPIO) SIM300 provides a limited number of General Purpose Input/Output signal pins .SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 3. Table 21:GPIO Pins of SIM300 Pin 32 36 Name GPIO5 GPIO8 Function General Purpose Input/Output Port General Purpose Input/Output Port       SIM300_HD_V1.

SIM300 comes with a grounding plane located close to the antenna pad. or attached via contact springs.2 Antenna pad The antenna can be soldered to the pad. it need be very careful to choose RF cable. Please refer to appendix for detail info about MURATA’s MXTK92XXXXX.06 Page 44 of 56 .1. we recommend user use MURATA’s MXTK92XXXXX as matching connector on the application side.5dB 4. To minimize the loss on the RF cable. SIM300 material properties: SIM300 PCB Material: FR4 Antenna pad: Gold plated pad Antenna pad soldering temperature (fewer 10 seconds): 260°C 4.1 Antenna connector SIM300 use MURATA’s MM9329-2700 RF connector on the module side.1 Antenna installation 4.2 Module RF output power Table 22:SIM300 RF output power Frequency E-GSM900 DCS1800 PCS1900 Max 33dBm ±2db 30dBm ±2db 30dBm ±2db Min 5dBm±5db 0dBm±5db 0dBm±5db SIM300_HD_V1. We recommend the insertion loss should be meet following requirement: z GSM900<1dB z DCS1800/PCS1900<1.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 4 Antenna interface The RF interface has an impedance of 50Ω.1. To suit the physical design of individual applications SIM300 offers two alternatives: z z Recommended approach: antenna connector on the component side of the PCB Antenna pad and grounding plane placed on the bottom side. To help you to ground the antenna. 4.

5 Antenna gain Table 25:Antenna gain Item GSM Gain(dBi) Pattern 0.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 4.4 Module receive/transmit frequency Table 24:SIM300 receive/transmit frequency Frequency E-GSM900 DCS1800 PCS1900 Receive 925 ~ 960MHz 1805 ~ 1880MHz 1930 ~ 1990MHz Transmit 880 ~ 915MHz 1710 ~ 1785MHz 1850 ~ 1910MHz 4.06 Page 45 of 56 .5 parameter DCS 1 Omnidirectional antenna SIM300_HD_V1.3 Module RF receive sensitivity Table 23:SIM300 RF receive sensitivity Frequency E-GSM900 DCS1800 PCS1900 Receive sensitivity < -106dBm < -104dBm < -104dBm 4.

but the deviation from the GSM specification may occur.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 5 Electrical.0 0.25 Max 4.0 0.3 -0. reliability and radio characteristics 5.frame) Voltage at digit pins Voltage at analog pins Voltage at digit/analog pins in POWER DOWN mode Min 0 0 -0.7 3.3 -0. SIM300_HD_V1.1 Absolute maximum ratings Absolute maximum rating for power supply and voltage on digital and analog pins of SIM300 are list in following table: Table 26:Absolute maximum ratings Parameter Peak current of power supply RMS current of power supply (during one TDMA.2 Operating temperatures The operating temperature is listed in following table: Table 27:SIM300 operating temperature Parameter Ambient temperature Restricted operation* Storage temperature Min -20 -20 to -25 -40 Typ 25 Max 55 55 to 70 +80 Unit ℃ ℃ ℃ * SIM300 can work.06 Page 46 of 56 .3 3.25 Unit A A V V V 5.

6ms) Power control level 35 2.2Tx) EGSM 900 GSM 1800/1900 DATA mode. GPRS (3 Rx.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 5.5 Unit V Voltage drop during transmit burst Voltage ripple 400 mV 50 2 mV uA mA 23 23 33 33 240 200 450 340 270 220 2 3 mA IVBAT Average supply current mA mA mA mA A SIM300_HD_V1. GPRS (4 Rx. power control level for Pout max @ f<200kHz @ f>200kHz POWER DOWN mode SLEEP mode IDLE mode (Not connect console) EGSM 900 GSM 1800/1900 IDLE mode(connect console) EGSM 900 GSM 1800/1900 TALK mode EGSM 900 GSM 1800/1900 DATA mode. including voltage drop.4 Typ 4. and spikes. ripple. power control level for Pout max Normal condition.06 Page 47 of 56 .1Tx) EGSM 900 GSM 1800/1900 Peak supply current (during transmission slot every 4.0 Max 4.3 Power supply ratings Table 28:SIM300 power supply ratings Parameter VBAT Description Supply voltage Conditions Voltage must stay within the min/max values.5 Min 3. Normal condition.

Typical 200mA @power level #10.Typical 76mA @power level #5 <550mA.Typical 87mA @power level #15.Typical 120mA @power level #0 <300mA.06 Page 48 of 56 .Typical 270mA @power level #10. Table 29:SIM300 current consumption Voice Call GSM 900 @power level #5 <350mA. GPRS ( 4 Rx.Typical 160mA @power level #19.Typical 180mA @power level #10.Typical 140mA @power level #15.Typical 83mA @power level #15.1 Tx ) GSM 900 GSM1800/1900 SIM300_HD_V1.Typical 450mA @power level #10. GPRS ( 3 Rx.4 Current Consumption The values for current consumption listed below refer to Table 28.Typical 113mA GSM1800/1900 DATA mode.Typical 225mA @power level #19.Typical 120mA @power level #15. 2 Tx ) GSM 900 GSM1800/1900 DATA mode.Typical 340mA @power level #10.Typical 240mA @power level #10.Typical 125mA @power level #19.Typical 142mA @power level #0 <450mA.Typical 84mA @power level #0 <300mA.Typical 230mA @power level #10.Typical 220mA @power level #10.1 Tx ) GSM 900 @power level #5 <350mA. GPRS ( 1 Rx.Typical 127mA @power level #5 <350mA.Typical 80mA GSM1800/1900 GPRS Data DATA mode.Typical 130mA @power level #19.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 5.Typical 86mA @power level #0 <300mA.

and therefore. Humidity:45% ) Part VBAT.5 Electro-Static discharge Normally the module is designed inside customer terminal. they are only protected according to the Human Body Model requirements. But for the module is protected against Electro-Static Discharge in conveyance and customer production. and some second level ESD protect design inside module. so the user should consider in the final product. RTS. TXD. SPI_DATA.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 5. SPI_CLK Antenna port Contact discharge ±4KV ±2KV ±2KV ±1KV ±8KV ±4KV ±4KV Air discharge Other port SIM300_HD_V1. RXD. DTR. Table 30:The ESD endure statue measured table (Temperature: 25℃.06 Page 49 of 56 . so about Electro-Static Discharge (ESD) should be considered base on the requirement of terminal product. The remaining ports are not special ESD protection in module.GND KBR0-4.

1 Mechanical dimensions of SIM300 Following are SIM300 top view. side view and bottom view. 6.06 Page 50 of 56 .SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 6 Mechanics This chapter describes the mechanical dimensions of SIM300. Figure 26:Mechanical dimensions of SIM300(Unit: mm)                        SIM300_HD_V1. These show you Mechanical dimensions of SIM300.

They are ideal for use in VCRs. you can login http://www. cordless telephones.1 Mechanical dimensions of the ENTERY 1008-G60N-01R Figure 27:ENTERY 1008-G60N-01R board-to-board connector pin side SIM300_HD_V1.06 Page 51 of 56 . mobile phones.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 6.entery.3 Board-to-board connector We recommend user adopt ENTERY Company’s 1008-G60N-01R or MOLEX Company’s 53729-0608 as the Board to board connector. These high density SMT connectors are designed for parallel PCB-to-PCB applications. 6. 6.tw for more information. notebook PCs. Following is parameter of 1008-G60N-01R.com.3. For more. audio/visual and other telecommunications equipment where reduced size and weight are important.2 Mounting SIM300 onto the application platform Use the connector ENTERY 1008-G60N-01R or MOLEX-53729-0608 and four mounting pads fix the SIM300 onto customer platform.

molex.3.com for more information. Figure 29:MOLEX 53729-0608 board-to-board connector pin side SIM300_HD_V1.06 Page 52 of 56 . For more. you can login http://www.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 28:ENTERY board to board connector physical photo 6.2 Mechanical dimensions of the MOLEX 53729-0608 Following is parameter of 53729-0608.

SIM300_HD_V1.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 30:MOLEX board to board connector physical photo NOTE: The connector ENTERY 1009-G60N-01R or MOLEX-52974-0608 is used in socket side (SIM300 module) and ENTERY 1008-G60N-01R or MOLEX-53729-0608 is used pin side (user side).06 Page 53 of 56 .

surface mountable and reflow solderable. It is have high performance with wide frequency range. Following is parameter.murata.4 RF Adapter cabling The RF connector in module side is Murata Company Microwave Coaxial Connectors MM9329-2700B.com/ for more information. Figure 31:MM9329-2700B SIM300_HD_V1.06 Page 54 of 56 . it makes a pair with Murata Company RF connector MXTK.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM 6. Certainly you can visit http://www.

06 Page 55 of 56 .com/ SIM300_HD_V1.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential SIMCOM Figure 32:RF connector MXTK For more information about the connector. please visit http://www.murata.

5 PIN assignment of board-to-board connector of SIM300 SIMCOM Table 31:Connection diagrams PIN NO.SIM300 Hardware Interface Description Confidential 6.06 Page 56 of 56 . 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48 50 52 54 56 58 60 PIN NAME VBAT VBAT VBAT VBAT GND GND GND SIM_PRESENCE SPI_DATA SPI_CLK SPI_CS SPI_D/C SPI_RST DCD/GPIO0 Network LED /GPIO1 GPIO5 PWRKEY Buzzer/GPIO8 DTR RXD TXD RTS CTS RI AGND ADC0 SPK1P SPK1N SPK2P SPK2N I I O I O O I/O I O O O O I I/O O O O O O O I/O I I/O I I I I PIN NO. 1 3 5 7 9 11 13 15 17 19 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 45 47 49 51 53 55 57 59 PIN NAME VBAT VBAT VBAT VBAT GND GND GND VRTC VDD_EXT SIM_VDD SIM_I/O SIM_CLK SIM_RST KBC0 KBC1 KBC2 KBC3 KBC4 KBR0 KBR1 KBR2 KBR3 KBR4 DBGRX DBGTX AGND MIC1P MIC1N MIC2P MIC2N I/O O O I/O O O O O O O O I I I I I I O I/O I I I I I/O I I I I SIM300_HD_V1.

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